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.
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
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.
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.
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 and Booktalks for Teachers
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
The election season is almost upon us so it might be a good time to have your students brush up on some presidential history. Michael Townsend has created a hilarious, yet very informative graphic novel about our presidents. Students will love the sometimes weird, but always interesting fun facts that range from presidential pets to what the president does all day. (Grades 4-9 School Library Journal)
Shrouded in fantasy, the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina vividly comes to life in Serafina and the Black Cloak, exciting young readers about American history. Names like Vanderbilt jump off the page mingling with despicable villians and a magical forest. Get your students interested in history through this fictional twist on a very real past. Grades 6-8.
Teaching Shakespeare this year? Do your students need motivation to delve into the Elizabethan world for a project? Consider World of Shakespeare Reference Book. As a picture book for middles, teens and adults, the book contains fun images and inticing facts in an easy-to-use format, without the overwhelming drama of a Shakespeare play. Grades 6-12.
Connect with Your Librarians
Join our Youth Department's Goodreads Group: connect with your librarians and other Goodreads Group members to discuss and share book recommendations.
Teachers @ UAPL Blog
Throughout the school year our Youth staff recognize curriculum project trends, such as the “Frog” project, the “Ohio animal” project, the “Biography” project, and more. If we are on the ball (and I'd like to think that we are), when we are approached by a student needing materials that match a familiar project we will quickly pull all of those materials on that project, put the books on a special cart near the staff desk, and mark it with sign indicating the project name and a reminder that many students will need these materials and to please only check out as many as is required (usually 2-3). This way the students and their parents can find the materials quickly, and staff also can see how many books are left when patrons approach.
Sometimes students and parents don't approach staff asking where the materials are, or our newer staff aren't aware of project trends, which is when assignment alerts come in handy. To the left of this post you will see a blue button with the words Submit an Assignment Alert; if you click this and fill out the brief form we will get a notification of your assignment, which will allow us to prepare for your students' research needs. It will also provide us with your contact information in the event that our library doesn't carry enough of the materials your students need, and for us to reach out for clarification when students might be confused as to what resources are allowable.
When our staff know the details of a class assignment we are better prepared to satisfy your students' needs, help them save time, and (hopefully!) make your job a little bit easier.