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

Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems has a new picture book!  In this very funny story, Nanette is sent to the store to buy a baguette.  Baguettes are warm and they smell wonderful, so you can probably guess what happens.  By the time Nanette arrives home, she has eaten the entire baguette! Visual jokes fill every page and the entire text contains words that rhyme with Nanette.   This is a great story that everyone will love!  Recommended for grades Prek-2.

Wayne Kovak loves facts and he happily shares them with everyone around him, that is until he loses his voice.  Wayne and his mother are traveling back from his Uncle's funeral when their plane crash lands in the middle of Texas.  Wayne's voice is not the only thing lost; his uncle had served in the U.S. military and during the crash Wayne lost the American flag his family was awarded at his funeral.  Determined to find the flag, and bring his grieving grandfather and mother some peace, he sets out on a journey that helps him discover things he didn't even know he was searching for.  

It's Rabbit's birthday and he is having a party with his friends Moose and Porcupine. The cake disappears and all trails lead to Moose and some very disappointing friends.  Moose soon understands that his friends are more important than cake, and he finds a way for everyone to celebrate.

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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

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

It's a Fact: Perfectly Pink

Written by published on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 9:55am

Pink isn’t just the color of pretty princess dresses and cotton candy.  There are many interesting (and weird) pink animals.  Don’t believe me? Check out Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating to investigate amazing creatures like pinktoe tarantulas, pink fairy armadillos, dragon millepedes, and more.Read more

It's a Fact: Facts are Awesome!

Written by published on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 3:36pm

Did you know that in Oklahoma it is illegal to make faces at a dog? Or that finger-sized fish called wrasse nibble the gunk off a shark's teeth?  The world is full of interesting, awesome, and curious facts.  I've always wondered how an arena can be an ice rink one day and a basketball court the next.  Learn how it happens in the Time for Kids book, Big Book of Answers: 1001 Facts Kids Want to Know.  Browse through Animal Planet's book, ...Read more

New Series by Kate DiCamillo

Written by published on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:21am

This post is written by our newest Youth staff member, Nancy Fennessey:

Mercy Watson to the RescueLeroy Ninker Saddles Up

One of my favorite children’s authors is Kate Di Camillo. I’m particularly fond of the hilarious series...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.

  • Children ages 3 1/2-6 are invited to join us at the Lane Road Library for Stories and Crafts. Each week participants will listen to... (full entry)

    When?
    01/24/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children ages 2-3 and their caregivers.

    When?
    01/25/2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library