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

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.

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.

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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.

Upcoming Teen Books

You're gonna want to put these on request! 

Calling All Teens!

We're planning the future of the library and we want to hear from you! Come to our focus group just for high school students on Wednesday, September 16 from 4-5 p.m. in the Main Library's Meeting Room B. Tell us what you like about the library and what we could do...Read more

What's new?

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What’s new? As school begins again, our lives will quickly move from the bliss freedom of summertime to calendars full of assignments, pending due dates, and club...Read more

Howl's Moving Castle and Other Great Fantasy Novels and Anime

Cover for Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn JonesI am an avid reader of fantasy, but until recently I had never...Read more

Super Power Saturdays: Draw Me! Write Me! Creating Your Own Stories and Characters

Welcome back everyone! This is the last post in the Super Power Saturdays blog series. We have covered a lot of different books this summer – super powers in fiction and graphic novels, unique teen powers in fiction, heroes in the real world in nonfiction, and more. If you missed any of these...Read more

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Defy the Stars

    Claudia Gray
    Defy the Stars
    Rating: 4.04/5
  • Cover of Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, #2)

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

    Holly Bennett
    Drawn Away
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Missing

    Kelley Armstrong
    Missing
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of Overturned

    Lamar Giles
    Overturned
    Rating: 3.94/5
  • Cover of At the Edge of the Universe

    Shaun David Hutchinson
    At the Edge of the Universe
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • 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 Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime

    Allan Wolf
    Who Killed Christopher Goodman?: Based on a True Crime
    Rating: 3.73/5
  • Cover of The Beast Is an Animal

    Peternelle van Arsdale
    The Beast Is an Animal
    Rating: 3.76/5
  • Cover of The Other F-Word

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

    Lucy Worsley
    Maid of the King’s Court
    Rating: 3.74/5

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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.