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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.

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

Escape Room at the Main Library!

Written by published on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:00am

Graphic of a yellow flame coming out of an opened book with starbursts. Titled Unlocked! by Trapped Columbus.

Ever wanted to try an Escape Room? Not sure what that even means?

On October 8, 2016, the Main Library will be hosting an Escape Room created by Trapped Columbus. An Escape Room is a room of puzzles and problems created around a story that a group of people work together to solve in a limited amount of time.

In our story, Call Merkim is a once respected librarian gone bad! He’s a rogue member of a secret time travelling alliance and Call has discovered that if he steals mythical creatures from some magical books, he can have all the power!  Luckily, you and friends can stop Call by solving the codes and overriding his machine, but you only have 30 minutes to do it! 

Interested? Call 614-486-9621 to register or follow this link. Time slots run every 15 minutes from 2:00pm until 3:45pm for up to 10 people per timeslot!  It’ll be fun and it’s free!

We hope to see on the 8th!  

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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

  • Watching a relative change because of dementia or Alzheimer's is a difficult thing to understand. In this book, Noah loves visiting his grandparents and especially spending time with Grandpa and he doesn't understand when Grandpa begins to forget things and can no longer do simple tasks like cutting his toast. This is a tender story about change and loss and is suitable for sharing one on one or in a group.  Recommended for PreS-gr. 2

  • Wiggle your toes and touch your nose. Now can you guess the yoga pose? First we listen to the clue, then we see what we can do! Introduce your children to the joy of yoga with this riddle book.  Recommended for ages 4-7.

  • Get your kids interested in election season with this duel portrait of two of America's most famous presidents: Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. Well organized with intriguing illustrations, the book draws parallels between the presidents' personal lives and legacies. While the book touches on the tragic end of both presidents' lives, it does not show any graphic detail, making the book appropriate for all ages. Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

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