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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.

Booklists for Parents

Youth Guides & Pathfinders

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

Downloads for You

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

Parents @ UAPL Blog

Caldecott Award Contenders

Written by published on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 4:00pm

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Below are some books that the Youth Services staff have chosen as possible contenders for the 2017 Caldecott Medal. Will one of these be the winner? Stay tuned for the announcement from the American Library Association on Monday, January 23! 

The Night Gardener by the Fan Brothers
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, Illustrations by Yuyi Morales
School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, Illustrations by Christian Robinson
Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat
Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, Illustrations by Beth Krommes
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Check out the UAPL Pinterest site for even more staff picks: https://www.pinterest.com/uapubliclibrary/

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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.

Recommended Books

  • The sun is setting and the forest is getting sleepy, except for little bear who isn't quite ready for sleep. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake with the owls, but can he resist the temptation of his soft cozy bed?  A new nighttime story for those ages 2-5.  

  • Prue McKeel's life is ordinary. That is, until her baby brother is kidnapped by crows and Prue discovers that the Impassable Wilderness behind her home in misty Oregon is actually a world all its own. Prue and her friend Curtis have quite the adventure ahead of them. Read-aloud, ages 7+.   

  • In the car with your family for a long trip? Grandparents and teenagers alike? The Thief Lord is a rousing tale about a group kids on the streets of Venice that will enchant all ages of listeners. Read by skilled voice-artists, the audio-book is engaging and entertaining.

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Parents Online Resources

We all know being a parent is a hard job. There are many challenges for each age of your child. Here are some resources that will hopefully answer some of your questions. For additional homework help see the homework help link.

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CDC Family Health

Great tips to help families be healthier, safer, and stronger.

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Facts for Families

Read about emotional and behavioral issues affecting children, teenagers, and their families.

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Family Education

Practical guidance and specific age information on parenting.

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Hand in Hand Parenting

Provides help and support to parents to nurture their connection with their children.

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Hoagies Gifted Resources

The Hoagies website is “all things gifted” for parents, teachers, and kids of all ages.

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Internet Resources for Special Children

Links to a wide variety of information on the needs of children with disabilities.

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Kids Health

Browse articles on all aspects of children’s health for parents, kids, and health professionals.

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NetSmartz

Find games, activities, and information on Internet safety for kids, teens, and parents.

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Parenting

Community, articles, and stories offering parenting help in today’s world.

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Resources for Gifted Children

View information and resources for teachers and parents of gifted children.

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