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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

Seventeen-year-old Caitlin Singleberry is a proper Christian teenager and member of a family singing group, but today she has been given a truly impossible assignment–keep her cousin Heller Harrigan, Hollywood wild child, out of trouble for the last weekend before her first big movie debuts.

Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation.

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.

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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.

Teens @ UAPL Blog

Snuggle Up to these Teen Titles Over Winter Break

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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:

Let it Snow by Green, Johnson, Myracle

Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances: In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love. (Goodreads)

Ex-Mas by Brian

Ex-Mas by Brian: With her parents gone on vacation, seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith is ready to throw a killer Christmas party until her little brother Cooper and his best friend Tyler run away on a mission to save Santa from global warming.  The only person who can help Lila find them before her parents get home is Tyler's older brother Beau, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Cohn: Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.

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Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Cohn: Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left until Christmas–Lily's favorite time of the year–Dash, Lily's brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

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Love on the Lifts by Santopolo: Pick your path to find the perfect guy in this personalized romance set on the ski slopes. The reader's in the driver's seat-creating her own path through the narrative and ending with one of eleven different guys.

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

Musical Mondays: Books with Music Playlists

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

A lot of books now intertwine the story, characters, and plot, with music. Some have a music playlist designed to go with the book, some weave songs and music right into the story, and others focus on music as a major part of the...Read more

Choose Privacy Week - Resources for Teens

Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights.  Think about all the different ways privacy impacts your digital life: from using Facebook to using a cell phone with GPS...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #4)

    Danielle Paige
    The End of Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #4)
    Rating: 4.23/5
  • Cover of Freeks

    Amanda Hocking
    Freeks
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of Frogkisser!

    Garth Nix
    Frogkisser!
    Rating: 4.12/5
  • Cover of Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)

    Elly Blake
    Frostblood (Frostblood Saga, #1)
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of The Girl in the Picture

    Alexandra Monir
    The Girl in the Picture
    Rating: 3.65/5
  • Cover of The Infinity of You & Me

    J.Q. Coyle
    The Infinity of You & Me
    Rating: 3.49/5
  • Cover of Iron Cast

    Destiny Soria
    Iron Cast
    Rating: 3.84/5
  • Cover of King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

    Victoria Aveyard
    King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
    Rating: 4.24/5
  • Cover of The Last Harvest

    Kim Liggett
    The Last Harvest
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of Nowhere Near You

    Leah Thomas
    Nowhere Near You
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of One Blood Ruby

    Melissa Marr
    One Blood Ruby
    Rating: 3.83/5
  • Cover of Optimists Die First

    Susin Nielsen
    Optimists Die First
    Rating: 4.21/5

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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.