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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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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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.

Recommended Read

Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another. Grades 8-12.

In this young adult memoir, a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens. Grades 6-12

In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts. Grades 6-12

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The Colors of Madeleine Trilogy

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Need a good fantasy series to read? Try The Colors of Madeleine trilogy by Jaclyn Moriarty. The books in the series are: A Corner of WhiteThe Cracks in the Kingdom, and A Tangle of Gold. The series follows Madeleine and Elliot as they comminucate across a crack in the universe - discovering unknown worlds, mysterious science, magical colors, and themselves along the way. Here is a description of the story from the author's website:

Book Cover for a Corner of White by Jaclyn MoriartyMadeleine Tully lives in Cambridge, England, the World – a city of spires, Isaac Newton and Auntie’s Tea Shop. Elliot Baranski lives in Bonfire, the Farms, the Kingdom of Cello – where seasons roam, the Butterfly Child sleeps in a glass jar, and bells warn of attacks from dangerous Colours.

They are worlds apart – until a crack opens up between them; a corner of white – the slim seam of a letter.

Elliot begins to write to Madeleine, the Girl-in-the-World – a most dangerous thing to do for suspected cracks must be reported and closed. But Elliot’s father has disappeared and Madeleine’s mother is sick.

Can a stranger from another world help to unravel the mysteries in your own? Can Madeleine and Elliot find the missing pieces of themselves before it is too late?

A mesmerising story of two worlds; the cracks between them, the science that binds them and the colours that infuse them.

Also, don't miss Jaclyn Moriarty's Colours of Thursday blog where she posts a colorful picture every week and posts something about it. She also encourages everyone to do the same and when she finds ones she likes she reposts them on her blog.

And for more information about the books, the world of Cello, and the author's inspiration check out this video interview.

Also, for some fun read-a-likes check out:

Happy Reading!

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

Musical Mondays: Want to Join a Band?

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

This will be the last installment in the series. And what better way to end than with stories about being in a band?! But, before we start, just in case you missed one of the previous posts, here is a quick recap: The first...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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  • Cover of The Devil's Banshee (The Devil's, #3)

    Donna Hosie
    The Devil's Banshee (The Devil's, #3)
    Rating: 4.95/5
  • Cover of Phantom Limbs

    Paula Garner
    Phantom Limbs
    Rating: 4.43/5
  • Cover of Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

    Leigh Bardugo
    Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
    Rating: 4.39/5
  • Cover of Beneath Wandering Stars

    Ashlee Cowles
    Beneath Wandering Stars
    Rating: 4.31/5
  • Cover of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

    Cassandra Clare
    Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
    Rating: 4.36/5
  • Cover of Goldenhand (Abhorsen, #5)

    Garth Nix
    Goldenhand (Abhorsen, #5)
    Rating: 4.33/5
  • Cover of Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes

    Christine Mari Inzer
    Diary of a Tokyo Teen: A Japanese-American Girl Travels to the Land of Trendy Fashion, High-Tech Toilets and Maid Cafes
    Rating: 4.33/5
  • Cover of Swarm (Zeroes, #2)

    Scott Westerfeld
    Swarm (Zeroes, #2)
    Rating: 4.32/5
  • Cover of Kids of Appetite

    David Arnold
    Kids of Appetite
    Rating: 4.29/5
  • Cover of The Female of the Species

    Mindy McGinnis
    The Female of the Species
    Rating: 4.27/5
  • Cover of The Island

    Olivia Levez
    The Island
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of As I Descended

    Robin Talley
    As I Descended
    Rating: 4.12/5

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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.