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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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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

Tips on how to backup Freegal Music songs

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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

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn has a remarkable ability that is both a gift and a curse; she can see the death date of everyone she sees.  Maddie has been able to do this since before she even knew what the numbers hovering above people's foreheads meant.  After the loss of her father, her mother turns to alcohol and the family begins to fall apart.  To make some extra money Maddie's mother has her reading death dates for paying clients.  When Maddie predicts the death of a young boy in a week's time, she becomes the main suspect in an FBI investigation.



Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon but travel for a month each year to California to sell them.  It's not easy leaving Oregon every year, but this Christmas Sierra meets Caleb.  Caleb has a dark past in which he made a terrible mistake and Sierra is determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe even redemption.  If you're looking for a little romance this Christmas this just might be the book for you.  (Grades 7 and up, School Library Journal)

Natasha is a girl that likes facts and reality.  Daniel is a good kid who is intent on living up to his parents' high expectations.  The two meet on a crowded street in New York city and fall in love. While neither of them believe in fate, it seems like the universe might have a different plan in store for them.  (Grades 8 and up, School Library Journal)



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.

Teens @ UAPL Blog

The Right 2017 Reading Resolution

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At the beginning of a new year, many people resolve to make improvements in their lives. A new year symbolizes a fresh start and promises a hopeful outlook. Promising to read more, whether it be for pleasure or education, is a popular resolution for all ages. Simply resolving to read a set number of books in a year, however, can be incredibly daunting. Many prospective readers will feel disheartened when they've only made it through one novel by the end of spring. There are many ways to set reading goals, and it doesn't always have to be, “read 17 books in 2017.” Use this list to find the right reading resolution for you! (Of course, feel free to change the goal number or augment the challenge in any way. These are just ideas!)

  1. 17 Books in 2017 - Some will find setting a goal number helpful and enjoyably challenging. Simply keep track of your titles. 
  2. 17 Minutes a Day - This resolution is perfect for those on a busy schedule. If you know finals and school projects are coming up, but don't want to get behind on your favorite book series, simply set a mandatory 17 minutes aside every day to devote to reading. 
  3. 17 Different Genres - Challenge yourself in 2017 to try books from 17 different genres. Genres can include your standards like fantasy, sci-fi, and historical fiction (and all of their various branches and iterations) but also consider books from the Juvenile, Adult sections as well as non-fiction like biographies and poetry. 
  4. (1)7 Audiobooks - 17 might be too many for even the most avid listeners, but whether it's 7 or 17, setting a goal of listening to audiobooks can give you a different perspective on books. 
  5. 17 Books-to-Movie - Make a list of 17 books that have been made into movies that you want to see or read. Watch the movies, read the books, or do a little of each! 
  6. 17 New Releases - Check in at our library and on the website for books released in 2017. Keep a list of the books you're most interested in reading and put yourself on the wait-list for them. 
  7. 17 Graphic Novels - Don't knock them until you try them! Graphic novels are packed with adventure, intrigue, romance and fantasy: just like traditional novels, except with expert imagery. They're also a very fast read and can help you feel accomplished by reading so many pages so quickly. 

Snuggle Up to these Teen Titles Over Winter Break

Winter break is almost here! For some of you, this is one of the first opportunities you have this school year to relax and read for pleasure. Below are some tried and true light winter-themed romance titles that will keep you warm over the holiday:

YA Books Coming to Theaters in 2017

Be sure to put these books on your to-read shelf, because they're coming to the big screen!

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


Upcoming & new Young Adult books

Images and ratings courtesy of Goodreads.com  Goodreads.com logo

  • Cover of Splinter

    Sasha Dawn
    Rating: 4.1/5
  • Cover of The Life Fantastic: A Novel in Three Acts

    Liza Ketchum
    The Life Fantastic: A Novel in Three Acts
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of The Time Museum

    Matthew Loux
    The Time Museum
    Rating: 3.6/5
  • Cover of Things I Should Have Known

    Claire LaZebnik
    Things I Should Have Known
    Rating: 4.22/5
  • Cover of The Lost Girl of Astor Street

    Stephanie Morrill
    The Lost Girl of Astor Street
    Rating: 4.32/5
  • Cover of Goodbye Days

    Jeff Zentner
    Goodbye Days
    Rating: 4.68/5
  • Cover of Future Threat

    Elizabeth Briggs
    Future Threat
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)

    Roshani Chokshi
    A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen, #2)
    Rating: 4.56/5
  • Cover of Lifeblood (Everlife, #2)

    Gena Showalter
    Lifeblood (Everlife, #2)
    Rating: 4.47/5
  • Cover of Stranger Than Fanfiction

    Chris Colfer
    Stranger Than Fanfiction
    Rating: 4.75/5
  • Cover of The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland

    Rebekah Crane
    The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland
    Rating: 3.97/5
  • Cover of Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

    M.T. Anderson
    Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
    Rating: 3.68/5


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.