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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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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.

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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.

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Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in the GDR (East Germany). One and a half years later he left the country with his parents and the family resettled in West Berlin. As political dissidents, his parents experienced harassment by the Stasi and a lack of understanding from members of their own family. This striking graphic novel memoir chronicles the family's difficult journey to get to the other side of the Berlin Wall.

It's hard to be the new girl. When Annie moves from London to a small town in the midwest, she struggles to fit in. With her funny accent, British reserve, and the school's queen bee as an enemy she worries she'll never fit in. But then she discovers the exciting sport of roller derby and things begin to take a new turn. 

Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves from Connecticut to California. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called Fox and lives with her author dad in a house in the middle of the woods. The two girls write their own stories together, and after they win first place in a student contest they are recruited into a summer writing class taught by an unusual writing instructor, who gives them unique insights into themsleves and others.

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Teens @ UAPL Blog

Jackaby is Back in Ghostly Echoes

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If you haven't read Jackaby by William Ritter then stop what you're doing and put it on hold now.  The third installment of this paranormal mystery series just came out this week and I cannot wait to dive into its pages.  The story revolves around two main characters, Abigail Rook and R. F. Jackaby.  Ms. Rook is a plucky young woman who has traveled to New England to escape her family's expectations that she becomes a proper lady and wife.  Abigail wants adventures, not manners and society and so begins her search for a job.  When she applies to a strange advertisement in the paper she finds herself working for the mysterious Jackaby and soon the two are caught up in a bewildering case involving a serial murderer.  With Abigail's keen eye for ordinary details and Jackaby's background in the unexplained the two become a great team in the face of a dangerous monster.  This book has been touted as a “Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and I cannot imagine a more compelling description to a story than that.  The second book in the series, Beastly Bones, takes Abigail and Jackaby out of the city and into the country to uncover a mystery surrounding missing bones at the site of a dinosaur dig.  Only the bones might not belong to a dinosaur after all, and who, or what, is attacking everyone in the valley?  In this third installment, Ghostly Echoes, Jackaby and Abigail are tasked with helping a young ghost solve the mystery surrounding her own death and the mysterious disappearance of her fiance on the day she died.

If you love fantasy, mystery, and/or historical fiction then I highly recommend this series to you.  I've also heard they are great on audiobook! Check out the links below to reserve yourself a copy today.  

The Colors of Madeleine Trilogy

Need a good fantasy series to read? Try ...Read more

Musical Mondays: Where Books and Music Collide

Welcome back to Musical Mondays! A blog about books and music.

Just to recap: A lot of books are now incorporating music in some way into the story. Some authors create music playlist for their books, other weave music into the story, and some are just about music in some way. The first...Read more

What is Pride Month?

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is celebrated in June in the United States. LGBT Pride has historically been celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. On June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular...Read more

Sign up now for Summer Library Club!

Are you entering 6th-12th grade next year? Do you like to read? Would you like to score free pizza, chipotle, or cake? Then you're ready for Summer Library Club! Simply visit this website, register with your name...Read more

Travel, Road Trips, and Adventure

It’s summer! Time for traveling, road trips, and adventure! So, if you’re planning a trip and need some inspiration, are looking for a book to accompany you on your road trip adventure, or just want to live vicariously through the winding roads and travel adventures of others, check out some of...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Women in the Walls

    Amy Lukavics
    The Women in the Walls
    Rating: 3.48/5
  • Cover of Witch's Pyre (Worldwalker, #3)

    Josephine Angelini
    Witch's Pyre (Worldwalker, #3)
    Rating: 4.05/5
  • Cover of When the Moon Was Ours

    Anna-Marie McLemore
    When the Moon Was Ours
    Rating: 4.11/5
  • Cover of Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)

    Paula Stokes
    Vicarious (Vicarious, #1)
    Rating: 4.07/5
  • Cover of Useless Bay

    M.J. Beaufrand
    Useless Bay
    Rating: 3.72/5
  • Cover of The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

    Rachel Cohn
    The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily
    Rating: 3.66/5
  • Cover of Trouble Makes a Comeback (Trouble, #2)

    Stephanie Tromly
    Trouble Makes a Comeback (Trouble, #2)
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of Three Truths and a Lie

    Brent Hartinger
    Three Truths and a Lie
    Rating: 3.42/5
  • Cover of This Is Our Story

    Ashley Elston
    This Is Our Story
    Rating: 4.07/5
  • Cover of Tell Me Something Real

    Calla Devlin
    Tell Me Something Real
    Rating: 3.83/5
  • Cover of Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

    Kerri Maniscalco
    Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
    Rating: 4.09/5
  • Cover of A Song to Take the World Apart

    Zan Romanoff
    A Song to Take the World Apart
    Rating: 3.68/5

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Teen Book Clubs

The UA High School Book Club

This club meets once a month in the LC classroom at 3:00 pm. Juice and cookies are provided by the Upper Arlington Public Library Friends of the Library Board. Each month the group decides on a book to read for the following meeting. Please join us - all are welcome!

For general guidelines to starting and running a bookclub, click here.

How-To: Get a Book Club Started...and Keep it Going

You like to read. Your friends like to read. You almost have a book club! 

If you would like some info on how do you figure out what to read, get organized and keep the club alive, we have compiled some tips for you in this short guide that can help you.