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

Download 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

It's hard to be the new girl. When Annie moves from London to a small town in the midwest, she struggles to fit in. With her funny accent, British reserve, and the school's queen bee as an enemy she worries she'll never fit in. But then she discovers the exciting sport of roller derby and things begin to take a new turn. 

Joan is sure that she is going to be miserable when her family moves from Connecticut to California. Then she meets a most unusual girl. Sarah prefers to be called Fox and lives with her author dad in a house in the middle of the woods. The two girls write their own stories together, and after they win first place in a student contest they are recruited into a summer writing class taught by an unusual writing instructor, who gives them unique insights into themsleves and others.

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.

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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

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

Book Sculpture

snowman sculpture made from stacked books

It's fun to create sculpture from a stack of books. Here's the Youth Services Department snowman. What...Read more

Book Quotes

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” - Jane Austen

Some of the best books leave us with words that can help or guide us throughout our lives; or, at the very least, with passages that ring true to how we live or...Read more

Frankenstein's Monster

Planning on going to see the new movie, “Victor Frankenstein”?  Before you go, brush up on the original story or read a book inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic.

Read the real thing, ...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Gamescape: Overworld (Nova Project #1)

    Emma Trevayne
    Gamescape: Overworld (Nova Project #1)
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of Ripple

    Heather Smith Meloche
    Ripple
    Rating: 4.01/5
  • Cover of Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)

    Leigh Bardugo
    Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
    Rating: 4.66/5
  • Cover of Last Seen Leaving

    Caleb Roehrig
    Last Seen Leaving
    Rating: 3.85/5
  • Cover of Nemesis (Nemesis #1)

    Anna Banks
    Nemesis (Nemesis #1)
    Rating: 3.92/5
  • Cover of Seas (Wendy Darling, #2)

    Colleen Oakes
    Seas (Wendy Darling, #2)
    Rating: 4.38/5
  • Cover of Of Fire and Stars

    Audrey Coulthurst
    Of Fire and Stars
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of The Nerdy and the Dirty

    B.T. Gottfred
    The Nerdy and the Dirty
    Rating: 3.74/5
  • Cover of The Boomerang Effect

    Gordon Jack
    The Boomerang Effect
    Rating: 4.29/5
  • Cover of Girls in the Moon

    Janet McNally
    Girls in the Moon
    Rating: 4.61/5
  • Cover of Tell Us Something True

    Dana Reinhardt
    Tell Us Something True
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)

    Rachel Caine
    Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)
    Rating: 3.98/5

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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.