Teens' Place

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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.

NEW - Comic Books for download!
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

 
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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

Vera and Charlie had been lifelong friends until the start of their senior year, when the pair became estranged. When Charlie dies suddenly, and under suspicious circumstances, Vera is set adrift by grief, guilt, and the realization that the people closest to her are still, in crucial ways, strangers. As Vera thinks about Charlie and all she knows and has ignored, the secrets about their troubled lives, their families, and their town gradual unfold. Now Vera must face that shame and learn that silence can have risky, sometimes deadly, consequences, and find the courage to tell what she knows and bring justice to light.

Emotionary: A dictionary of words that don't exist for feelings that do. All her life, Eden Sher has suffered from dyscommunicatia, the inability to articulate a feeling through words. Then, one day, she decided that whenever she had an emotion for which she had no word, she would make one up. The result of this is The Emotionary, which lives at the intersection of incredibly funny and very useful. 

Simon Schwartz was born in 1982 in East Germany. Shortly before Simon's birth, his parents decided to leave their home in search of greater freedoms on the other side of the Berlin Wall. But East German authorities did not allow the Schwartzes to leave for almost three years. In the meantime, Simon's parents struggled with the costs of their decision: the loss of work, the attention of the East German secret police, and the fragmentation of their 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.

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

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

  • Cover of Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles, #1)

    AdriAnne Strickland
    Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles, #1)
    Rating: 4.2/5
  • Cover of City of Saints & Thieves

    Natalie C. Anderson
    City of Saints & Thieves
    Rating: 4.2/5
  • Cover of Ultimatum

    K.M. Walton
    Ultimatum
    Rating: 4.19/5
  • Cover of Mars One

    Jonathan Maberry
    Mars One
    Rating: 4.17/5
  • Cover of The Pain Eater

    Beth Goobie
    The Pain Eater
    Rating: 4.06/5
  • Cover of Defy the Stars

    Claudia Gray
    Defy the Stars
    Rating: 4.06/5
  • Cover of Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, #2)

    Cinda Williams Chima
    Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, #2)
    Rating: 4.04/5
  • Cover of Missing

    Kelley Armstrong
    Missing
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of Drawn Away

    Holly Bennett
    Drawn Away
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

    Melissa de la Cruz
    Alex and Eliza: A Love Story
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Overturned

    Lamar Giles
    Overturned
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of At the Edge of the Universe

    Shaun David Hutchinson
    At the Edge of the Universe
    Rating: 3.93/5

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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.