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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.

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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

Tumblebooks: A great children's resource for language acquisition!

Written by published on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 6:22pm

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For young children learning to read and/or who are learning English, Tumblebooks is a great online resource for building multiple literacy skills. Tumblebooks Storybooks has a large selection of picture books that allow the reader to follow along with a narrator who reads the text.  Sentences are highlighted as the words are spoken, providing the opportunity to hear and see the words. For older students, Tumblebooks Read Alongs are chapter books that follow the same format that helps the student to see and hear the text as it is being read. There is also a collection of books in Spanish and French. All you need to access this resource is your library card and pin!  From the UAPL homepage, click on Research Databases on the menu bar at the top and scroll down till you see the Tumblebooks database.  Happy reading!

 

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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

  • Beautifully illustrated, this series follows Mango Allsorts - good at karate and chess - and her new friend, the Asian tapir, Bambang as they explore the big city. As their unusal friendship develops, Mango and Bambang find themsleves in all sorts of wild capers, and of course, eating mountains of banana pancakes. Recommended for ages 6 and up.

  • A step-by-step walkthrough of being sad, through two stories told multiple ways. This picture book explains why sadness happens, that it's okay, how to handle it, and how to eventually move on. Especially good to read with children trying to understand sadness. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

  • Trying new food and learning from neighbors spice up Wilma and Hector's life, in the best way. From Lebanese to French, Mexican to Thai, the kids explore food through rhyme, showing that trying new foods is exciting and fun. Read this book with picky eaters or eaters wanting to branch out. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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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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