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

Herbert is a cute little black cat that doesn't have a home so he takes refuge in the local library.  One day he overhears that witches love black cats and he sets off to find himself a witch.  This is an adorable story anytime of the year, but especially perfect for October!

Three books in a new series by Wil Mara called A Citizens Guide are just in time for the upcoming election. Democracy at Work, Electing Leaders, and Voting are three relevant books in which readers will learn about a different aspect of American Government, both past and present. Content is intended to help the reader discover the key role that citizens play in the American democracy.  In addition to a glossary and index, each book lists additional books and websites where relevant information can be found. Recommended for grades 4-6

Are you brave enough to venture through the forests of the Grimm Brothers filled with warlocks, dark spells, hunters and witches? This book is not for the faint of heart. You might be familiar with fairytales, but this one is true. In A Tale Dark and Grimm, you will wind through a twisting adventure with Hansel and Gretel to discover the truth behind their story. Grades 5-7.

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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

Calling all Poets!

Written by published on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:15pm

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

It's a Fact: You Can Be a Maker

Written by published on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 9:26am

Being a Maker is all about using your creativity to explore the world around you.  Learning about new things and expressing yourself can be fun.  I’ve always liked playing board games and card games with my friends and family.  Now I can learn how to create a game of my own using the step-by-step instructions in the book, Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Games

Interested in more than just games?  Check out the other books in the “Be a Maker” series.

K9 soldiers, not your typical house pet

Written by published on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 6:15pm

Navy SEAL Dogs

Dogs have been used in warfare since ancient times. During the Vietnam War, more than 5,000 dogs served our country and it's estimated they saved over 10,000 lives. Most recently, dogs have been invaluable in Afghanistan and Iraq. These

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It's Raining, It's Pouring, It's Time for Rainy Day Stories

Written by published on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:00pm

Spring is coming and that means lots of rainy days. Although rain can sometimes seem dreary, there is also something fun about jumping in puddles and exploring our wet world while we wait for sunshine and spring flowers to arrive.

Here are some rainy day stories to share with your little ones:

Brian Selznick’s The Marvels: Who Are They Really???

Written by published on Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:34am

Meet The Marvels! Who is this intriguing family? How do they fit into the life of a young runaway boy and the Uncle who reluctantly, and most grumpily, takes him in? And how does their mysterious house, with its out-of-time furniture and strange noises, fit into their lives? Find out as you journey through rich black and white drawings, detailed text, and multiple stories to explore the world of ...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.

  • 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?
    12/12/2016 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Dash through the snow to this fun Pre-K winter music-and-movement storytime featuring jingle-bells, snow balls and more. Registration is... (full entry)

    When?
    12/12/2016 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library