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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

Happy Fourth of July!

Written by published on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:57pm

July is almost upon us! Which means the annual Upper Arlington Fourth of July Parade is right around the corner. If you'd like to be a part of all the good cheer, come to our annual Red, White, and Bikes! program. On Friday, July 1st, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m, all of your Upper Arlington Library locations will be providing a variety of decorations to make your bikes sparkle! If you'd like to ride your bike in the parade, the bike riders will meet at the corner of Zollinger and Northwest Blvd at 8:30 A.M. There is no age limit, so please feel free to bring a parent or guardian. And don't forget your helmet and a water bottle!!

The library staff will be marching in the parade, so please make sure to wave and give us a little cheer! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

 UAPL Staff July 4th 2015

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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

  • In this delightful picture book, Owl is just settling in for bed when he hears a noise.  Until he finds out where the noise is coming from, he'll never be able to fall asleep!  Children will have fun joining Owl on his humorous journey around the house to locate the source of the noise.  This is the kind of story that makes a great read aloud for parent and child.  You won't be disappointed!  Recommended for grades Prek-2

  • How to Read a Story by Kate Messner offers step by step suggestions (10 in total) for parents and children to help them enjoy reading! Finding a friend to read to, and finding a story you like, are just two of the suggestions in this picture book celebration of the act of exploring and sharing a book!  (Grades K-2).

  • Jane Smiley, author of award winning books for adults, including her novel A Thousand Acres which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1992, has just written a children's book called Twenty Yawns. This is a beautifully written bedtime story about a family's fun day at the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night. Read this book with your child and enjoy the lyrical text and see if you can find all twenty yawns sprinkled throughout the story.  

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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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