This WWII story traces the friendship between 11-year old Annabelle and her family and a local WWI veteran named Toby. Toby has lived in the town for many years and keeps to himself. Life is mostly peaceful in the rural town in Pennsylvania where they live, until Betty Glengarry arrives. Betty is mean and cruel and does everything she can to inflict pain on others. When Betty goes missing, Toby becomes the main suspect. Annabelle knows that he is innocent and is determined to prove it. This is a compelling story about prejudice and unjust persecution. Recommended for grades 5-8
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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.
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.
Ten-year old Raymie Clarke has a plan to get her father, who has run off with a dental hygienist, to come back home. She is sure that if she does something important, her father will return. So, she starts to practice baton twirling in order to win the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. She meets two other girls who, for very different reasons, are also entering the contest. All three girls have lost someone close to them and it's this bond that ties them together. It's this friendship that helps this well-written novel unfold. Recommended for grades 4-7
Izzy Malone isn't your typical middle schooler. She's kind of a class outcast, the only girl in her school who isn't interested in clothes or boys. Instead, she desperately wants to be part of the after school rowing team. When her temper gets her into trouble, her parents enroll her in Mrs. Whipple's Earn Your Charm School. She has to complete certain tasks in order to earn “charms” for her charm bracelet. Unfortunately, her good intentions go vastly awry. This contemporary realistic novel will leave you with a smile on your face and looking forward to the next book in the series. Recommended for grades 4-6.
For Kids: Great Reads
News for Little and Big Kids
Stories at bedtime are such a wonderful part of many childhoods. I miss those days now that I have a teenager! 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
Interested 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
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!
When comes the darkness
In the world
Fairies creep out
From the ground
Dressed in moss with
Hair so curled
This week we are gearing up for April (which is National Poetry Month after all!) by hosting a poetry contest! Aspiring writers are welcome to submit original poems this week (March 28th-April 1st) to any UAPL Youth department; poem length limited to 500 words, but no limitations on your creativity!
Poetry will be judged anonymously by our Teen Advisory Board, made up of local teens who volunteer here at the library. Poems will be grouped by ages: K-4th, 5th-8th, and 9th-12th. Winners from each...Read more
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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
Events for Kids & Teens
For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.
For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)When?02/22/2017 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children ages 2-3 and their caregivers.When?02/22/2017 - 10:15am to 10:45amWhere?Lane Road Branch Library