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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Listen Columbus provides public streaming access to the music of talented artists in Central Ohio.
We also have a growing number of CDs by local musicians in our collection for your borrowing pleasure.

Stream Music

Tips on how to backup Freegal Music songs

 
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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

Sophia comes from a family of explorers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World - a world changed by the Great Disruption, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Then her Uncle is kidnapped. Sophia is the only one who can search for him. With her new friend Theo, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on Shadrack's maps, common sense, and her own powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack's life, they are in danger of losing their own.

Squirrel lovers will enjoy this humorous story about Squirrel and a dog named Cuddles.  One winter night, Squirrel gets cold and decides to visit Cuddles's house.  The two get into mischief and end up leaving the holiday decorations in shambles.  A young human is blamed and as a result, he runs outside where he hurts himself.  There's a blizzard coming and it is up to Squirrel and Cuddles to save the boy and make amends.  This funny story is told in short chapters and will be enjoyed by young readers.  Recommended for grades 2-4.

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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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.

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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.

  • On select Mondays-Wednesdays the meeting room will be open to all 6th-12th graders. Study tables, video games, board games, and other... (full entry)

    When?
    03/06/2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • A drop-in designed for children of all ages to tap into their artistic expression. The emphasis in this program is on the process.

    When?
    03/07/2017 (All day)
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library