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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.

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After three years in juvenile detention, Angela is just months shy of release.  When ten-year-old Jessica arrives in shackles and is placed in segregation, creepy things begin to happen and it becomes clear that Jessica and her possible supernatural powers are more dangerous than anyone expected.

Ash is a gifted healer with a powerful gift of magic.  Jenna, a girl abandoned at birth, was told that the mark on the back of her neck would make her a target.  Ash and Jenna's worlds are thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the king. 

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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 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: 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

UAPL Youth Poetry Contest Winners!

Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced!

The winner of the Youth Poetry Contest for the grade division 5-8 is Avi S. and the winner of the grade division 9-12 is Laken L. Our Teen Advisory Board would like to congratulate both winners and thank all our entrants this year. Both poems are...Read more

Battle of the Books

This year's Battle of the Books has begun!  Sixteen books for middle school and high school students (listed below) have been chosen by School Library Journal to go head-to-head in a tournament until one book is crowned the winner.  Last year's winner was The Port Chicago 50 by...Read more

Do you like a little bit of magic in your fiction?

The power of fictional writing is that there are no set parameters on settings, characters or themes. A story can be about a completely unknown place, known only in some author's mind. I like a good, realistic setting (contemporary or in the past) with just a little something that is...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)

    Sara Raasch
    Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)
    Rating: 4.19/5
  • Cover of Infinite Risk (Immortal Game, #3)

    Ann Aguirre
    Infinite Risk (Immortal Game, #3)
    Rating: 4.2/5
  • Cover of The Dark Army (Starblade Chronicles, #2)

    Joseph Delaney
    The Dark Army (Starblade Chronicles, #2)
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of Gutless

    Carl Deuker
    Gutless
    Rating: 4.12/5
  • Cover of Liselotte Witch's Forest vol 2

    Natsuki Takaya
    Liselotte Witch's Forest vol 2
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together

    Shannon Watters
    Lumberjanes, Vol. 5: Band Together
    Rating: 4.12/5
  • Cover of A Taste for Monsters

    Matthew J. Kirby
    A Taste for Monsters
    Rating: 4.11/5
  • Cover of Relentless (The Hero Agenda, #2)

    Tera Lynn Childs
    Relentless (The Hero Agenda, #2)
    Rating: 4.12/5
  • Cover of A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)

    Jessica Cluess
    A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1)
    Rating: 4.11/5
  • Cover of The Monster on the Road Is Me

    J.P. Romney
    The Monster on the Road Is Me
    Rating: 4.08/5
  • Cover of ブラッククローバー 3 (Black Clover #3)

    Yūki Tabata
    ブラッククローバー 3 (Black Clover #3)
    Rating: 4.06/5
  • Cover of The Last True Love Story

    Brendan Kiely
    The Last True Love Story
    Rating: 4/5

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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.