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

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

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)

 

Sarah is several human beings at once. A sixteen year old and excellent artist; the filthy-mouthed ten-year-old; twenty-three year old Sarah with the bad attitude; and the forty-year-old Sarah who makes a great queso. Is she having an existential crisis? Or are all the other Sarahs trying to wake her up before she's lost forever in the tornado of violence and denial that is her parents' marriage?

A gorgeous, bewitching story of two outcast girls whose lives are twisted by an ancient prophecy. Who will be queen of the witches? Poppy Hooper and Ember Hawkweed are bound by their unlikely friendship and the boy they both love. 

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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.

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

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

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of On the Edge of Gone

    Corinne Duyvis
    On the Edge of Gone
    Rating: 3.91/5
  • Cover of Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)

    Rosalyn Eves
    Blood Rose Rebellion (Blood Rose Rebellion, #1)
    Rating: 3.84/5
  • Cover of The Beast Is an Animal

    Peternelle van Arsdale
    The Beast Is an Animal
    Rating: 3.75/5
  • Cover of Maid of the King’s Court

    Lucy Worsley
    Maid of the King’s Court
    Rating: 3.74/5
  • Cover of The Other F-Word

    Natasha Friend
    The Other F-Word
    Rating: 3.72/5
  • Cover of Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime

    Allan Wolf
    Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime
    Rating: 3.67/5
  • Cover of The Luckiest Scar on Earth

    Ana Maria Spagna
    The Luckiest Scar on Earth
    Rating: 5/5
  • Cover of Fight for Liberty

    Theresa Linden
    Fight for Liberty
    Rating: 5/5
  • Cover of The Heartbeats of Wing Jones

    Katherine Webber
    The Heartbeats of Wing Jones
    Rating: 4.47/5
  • Cover of The Adjustment (The Program, #3)

    Suzanne Young
    The Adjustment (The Program, #3)
    Rating: 4.46/5
  • Cover of Pyromantic (Firebug, #2)

    Lish McBride
    Pyromantic (Firebug, #2)
    Rating: 4.44/5
  • Cover of Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)

    Alwyn Hamilton
    Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands #2)
    Rating: 4.42/5

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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.