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

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a child and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy American city. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and gestures are puzzling. The child clings tightly to a special keepsake from home and wonders how he will find his way. Walk in his shoes as he takes the first tentative steps toward discovering joy in his new world. Recommended for grades 2nd - 5th.

Plum, an adorable black shaggy dog, is back again in this sweet picture book by Emma Chichester Clark.  Plum's best friends, the kids next door, bring home a cat named Binky and Plum is afraid that there won't be enough love to go around! Plum's annoyance changes to jealousy, but when Binky helps rescue him he realizes that, of course, there is enough love to go around. This humorous picture book delivers a very reassuring message. Recommended for Pres-Gr 1.

Eve Bunting’s heartfelt story and David Diaz’s dramatic illustrations create a compelling child’s-eye view of urban violence.A young boy and his mother are forced to flee their apartment during a night of rioting in Los Angeles. Fires and looting force neighbors—who have always avoided one another—to come together in the face of danger and concern for their missing pets. Ages 5+.

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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

12 Books of Christmas

Written by published on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 6:59pm

Over the last several months we have been seeing many new Christmas picture books coming into the library.  We all have our favorite holiday books that we like to read year after year, but it's also nice to add a new story or two!  Check out these twelve titles published in 2015 that just might make your holiday book list again next year.

Letters, Notes, and Messages...There is More Than One Way to Tell a Story!

Written by published on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:33pm

A lot of books are set up in a traditional novel style, but others use letters and notes to tell the story instead. This can be a really fun way to read and get to know the characters. It may even spur an interest in writing some letters yourself! I’m sure a friend would love to read the story of your days in a letter just for them!

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Lockwood & Co.

Written by published on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:11pm

Halloween is over, but if you are still looking for something scary, check out the Lockwood & Co. series by Jonathan Stroud.  I just finished listening to the third and newest book in the series, which follows Lucy Carlyle, Anthony Lockwood, and George Cubbins as they work together to hunt ghosts around London.  Thrilling, engaging, and humorous, I can't wait for book number four!

Creatures of the Night

Written by published on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 4:50pm

Have you ever taken a “night walk” with a flashlight? It’s fun to discover all the things that are just waking up when we’re getting ready for bed. Nocturnal creatures such as badgers, bats, foxes, owls, insects and many more are usually awake and most active during the night. Check out the books below for stories about a variety of creatures that come out at night as well as a fun guessing rhyme for caregivers and children to share. 

If You Like Adventures With...Griffins, Unicorns, Dragons, Merpeople, and Other Mythical Creatures

Written by published on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:59pm

What would you do if you came home from school and found a baby griffin in your room?

Book Cover for The Menagerie by Tui SutherlandDo you want to communicate with griffins, befriend people of the sea, protect dragons, and care for unicorns? If so, check out ...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 and their caregivers are invited to join us for inspiring stories and unplugged free building with our Lego and Duplo bricks.... (full entry)

    When?
    03/11/2017 - 10:30am to 11:15am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These... (full entry)

    When?
    03/13/2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library