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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

 
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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.

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.

Librarian Recommended

This splendidly illustrated picture book biography of Johann Sebastian Bach will be enjoyed by everyone.  The illustrations are adorned with swirls of notes in a way that clearly shows Bach's love of music.  Combined with simple text, the illustrations will evoke questions and opportunities to learn more about this famous musician.  Recommended for grades 1-3.

From a series called Our Values, this non-fiction book defines such terms as values, community and culture.  There are many different kinds of communities and a community can have many people with different cultures.  Using simple text and vibrant color photographs, this book explains these difficult concepts in ways that a child can easily understand.  Recommended for grades K-3.

A collective biography of 16 fascinating and diverse men and women of African descent, who have made their mark on American history. These are the stories of people who dared to dream, took risks, and created goals not only for themselves, but for others and the betterment of their society.  Perfect addition to any classroom.  (Grades 5-8 School Library Journal)

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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.

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Youth Poetry Contest

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April is National Poetry Month. If you're looking for a fun, local tie-in consider having your students enter the Youth Poetry Contest here at the UAPL.  The contest is sponsored by our Teen Advisory Board. To participate, kids in grades K-12 write their own poem and submit a copy to any of the Upper Arlington Youth Departments from March 29 through April 1, 2016. 

Poems are open to creativity but limited to 500 words. One poem from each grade group (K-4; 5-8; 9-12) will be chosen anonymously by the Teen Advisory Board. Each winner will receive a blue ribbon and will be featured on our blog. 

Please have students include their name, grade, phone number and email address on their entries. 

The website National Poetry Month has some great information including how to sign up for a poem every day and of course, the library has great sources like these:  

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UAPL Services for Teachers

Teacher Cards

Any full-time or part-time teacher living or working in Upper Arlington can apply. This privilege extends to homeschoolers and those teaching in a public, private or parochial school. Teachers will not pay overdue fines but are still responsible for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items.

Loan periods:

  • Books and audiobooks circulate for 28 days
  • CDs circulate for 14 days
  • DVDs circulate for 7 days

Eligible items autorenew up to 10 times. Items reserved by...

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Librarian-recommended Online Resources

You can find answers to

  • health and behavioral questions,
  • educational games,
  • teaching resources and more

by visiting the librarian-recommended links below.

We bundled some homework help related online sources for you: see here and here.

Teacher Collections

What are Teacher Collections?

Are you a teacher or homeschooler looking for unit materials? Do you have, or are you eligible for, a Teacher Card? Then Teacher Collections are for you!

Staff in the Youth Department will collect up to 30 items on the subject(s) of your choice for...Read more

Assignment Alert

What are assignment alerts?

Big unit coming up? Not sure that your students know where to get their required research materials? Let us know! We will put aside a cart of subject and grade appropriate books to allow easier access for your students. We will also offer a list of...Read more