Kids' Place

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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.

Kids and Teens can find best selling audio and print books in two new collections: the TEENScollection and the KIDScollection. Try them, and don't forget that you can always go to the main collection for more.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
Get started with eBooks: iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle/Kindle Fire

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Zinio Digital Newstand Platform offers you access to full digital copies of some of your favorite magazines. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. Learn more about using Zinio

Reading magazines just got easier! Download the new Zinio for Libraries app [iTunes Store | Google Play].

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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla you have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

Stream Music

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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

Download Music

 
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Hoopla is a free audio and video streaming service available to all Upper Arlington Public Library cardholders. Through Hoopla patrons now have access to thousands of titles in e-book, video, music, audiobook and comic book formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Check our support page, or download a copy of our Hoopla Instructions sheet.

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Schedule a 1-on-1 training with staff in our Media Services department. We can help you get started with UAPL's free eBooks and Magazines. Each session is up to one hour.

Librarian Recommended

Patricia Polacco's new book is about a woman named Annie.  All the important events in her life happen on Thursday. She was born on a Thursday, met the love of her life on a Thursday and opened her restaurant on a Thursday.  After her husband passes away and she closes the diner (not on Thursday), life becomes sad until she finds a small kitten, on a Thursday.  Her life begins to turn around, all because of her cat, whom she named Thursday.  This is a whimsical and humorous story.  Fans of Patricia Polacco won't be disappointed.   

It's Halloween and Turkey and his barnyard pals really want some of that delicious candy the farmers are handing out.  But candy is for children, not for farm animals!  Turkey and his friends must come up with some clever costumes to trick the farmers into giving them some Halloween treats.  

This book examines different ways that people around the world can move away from consumerism to more sustainable lifestyles. What does this mean exactly? This book examines how people might modify their buying habits. For example, there is a chapter on the “moneyless man”, who barters for goods and services. In addition, the book encourages readers to seek out alternative modes of energy and production. This book will certainly generate conversation and debate on social and environmental issues. Recommended for grades 4-7.

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For Kids: Great Reads

Find A Great Book To Read!

We're here to help you find your next book, whether you're reading for fun or for a school assignment. Check out some of our favorite reading Web sites below

News for Little and Big Kids

Battle Bunny Give-away!

Written by published on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 10:33am

We've got a brand new copy of Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett to give away!

Have you ever wished you could change the words in a book? Add a plot twist? Get rid of a character? Jazz things up?

Battle Bunny ...Read more

Sky Raiders Book and T-Shirt Give-Away

Written by published on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:30am

We've got a pre-pub book and t-shirt to give away!  Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series, is writing a new series called Five Kingdoms.  We have an advanced copy of the first book titled ...Read more

Bedtime Math Book Give-Away!

Written by published on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 8:54am

Stories at bedtime are such a wonderful part of many childhoods. I miss those days now that I have a teenager! Bedtime Math cover Bedtime Math problems is a new organization hoping to make math at bedtime a similar cherished ritual for families.  Bedtime Math has a book and we have a copy to give away!  Fill out the form at the bottom of this...Read more

The Many Faces of Poetry: The Novel in Verse

Written by published on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 3:51pm

Book cover for Words with Wings by Nikki GrimesInterested in poetry? Not sure where to start? Love books but think poetry is not your thing? Check out the novel in verse. This form of poetry merges the traditional story you find in a...Read more

Youth Poetry Contest Winner!

Written by published on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 5:00pm

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winner, K-4 Division

For the last three year, the last week of March leading up to April our Teen Advisory Group has sponsored a poetry contest. This year the winner for the K-4 Division was Phoebe E. with her poem, “Moonlight Dance”. Congratulations, Phoebe and thank you to all our entrants!

“Moonlight Dance”

When comes the darkness

In the world

Fairies creep out

From the ground

 

Dressed in moss with

Hair so curled

Twirling, dancing

All around

 

...Read more

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Connect with Your Librarians

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Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.

Resources for Preschool Kids

Preschool Fun & Games!

Looking for coloring fun, crafts, or a new game to play on the computer? Check out some of these exciting sites which have been especially chosen for kids by members of the Upper Arlington Public Library staff.

Remember that once you select a link, you are connected to another location and we want you to stay safe. Learn about being safe and smart on the Web.

Homework Help

Homework Resources

Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won't find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.

View Online Resources

If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at...

Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Make liquid motion toys, create snow and play Wii Games! We’ll do something new each Thursday afternoon. This is a drop-in for grades 4... (full entry)

    When?
    12/15/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Sensory play is great for toddlers and preschoolers and helps them explore their world. We will have several hands-on stations set up... (full entry)

    When?
    12/16/2016 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library