For Kids and Teens

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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.

E-Books for Kids & Teens

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We provide access to best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices. Check out the KIDScollection or TEENScollection!

Learn more about Digital Downloads

Youth Guides & Pathfinders

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Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.

Downloads for You

Our downloadable guides range from new release lists to “how to” instructions designed to help you with our collection.

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.

For Kids: Recommended Reading

Find A Great Book To Read!

We're here to help you find your next book, whether you're reading for fun or for a school assignment. Check out some of our favorite reading Web sites below

Homework Help

Homework Resources

Did you know your library card can help you with your homework? The library subscribes to a variety of online resources that you won't find in a Google search. We give you access to digital versions of encyclopedias, journals, magazines and other reference sources you can trust.

View Online Resources

If you still have questions, just visit our Youth Services or Reference areas at the library, or call us at (614) 486-9621.

Resources for Preschool Kids

Preschool Fun & Games!

Looking for coloring fun, crafts, or a new game to play on the computer? Check out some of these exciting sites which have been especially chosen for kids by members of the Upper Arlington Public Library staff.

Remember that once you select a link, you are connected to another location and we want you to stay safe. Learn about being safe and smart on the Web.

Resources for Teachers and Educators

Librarian-recommended Online Resources

You can find answers to

  • health and behavioral questions,
  • educational games,
  • teaching resources and more

by visiting the librarian-recommended links below.

We bundled some homework help related online sources for you: see here and here.

Request for Volunteer Program Presenters

The Upper Arlington Public Library is always looking for people that have special skills, knowledge or talent and who are able to volunteer to share that talent with children by offering a program! Previous volunteers have shared how to play chess, draw manga, and taught various crafts such as knitting.

The Kids and Teens Blog

 
Written by and posted on 12/08/2016 - 8:42am

Winter break is almost here! For some of you, this is one of the first opportunities you have this school year to relax and read for pleasure. Below are some tried and true light winter-themed romance titles that will keep you warm over the holiday:

Let it Snow by Green, Johnson, Myracle

Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances: In three intertwining short stories, several high school couples experience the trials and tribulations along with the joys of romance during a Christmas Eve snowstorm in a small town.

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My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories: If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year's there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love. (Goodreads)

Ex-Mas by Brian

Ex-Mas by Brian: With her parents gone on vacation, seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith is ready to throw a killer Christmas party until her little brother Cooper and his best friend Tyler run away on a mission to save Santa from global warming.  The only person who can help Lila find them before her parents get home is Tyler's older brother Beau, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

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Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Cohn: Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find.

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Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Cohn: Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily's beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left until Christmas–Lily's favorite time of the year–Dash, Lily's brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December.

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Love on the Lifts by Santopolo: Pick your path to find the perfect guy in this personalized romance set on the ski slopes. The reader's in the driver's seat-creating her own path through the narrative and ending with one of eleven different guys.

 

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! Series

Elephant & Piggie are back to recommend some new easy readers!  In the “Elephant &...>>

 

Your (Character) Votes Are In!

Yesterday you voted on your favorite book and screen characters, and today the results are in:

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Iron Cast

    Destiny Soria
    Iron Cast
    Rating: 3.84/5
  • Cover of King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)

    Victoria Aveyard
    King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
    Rating: 4.24/5
  • Cover of The Last Harvest

    Kim Liggett
    The Last Harvest
    Rating: 4.18/5
  • Cover of Nowhere Near You

    Leah Thomas
    Nowhere Near You
    Rating: 4.25/5
  • Cover of One Blood Ruby

    Melissa Marr
    One Blood Ruby
    Rating: 3.83/5
  • Cover of Optimists Die First

    Susin Nielsen
    Optimists Die First
    Rating: 4.15/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

For a full events calendar for kids and teens, please follow this link.

  • Stop by to meet some furry friends from Therapy Dogs International and improve your reading skills by sharing stories with them.

    When?
    12/13/2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Where?
    Miller Park Branch Library
  • Make liquid motion toys, create snow and play Wii Games! We’ll do something new each Thursday afternoon. This is a drop-in for grades 4... (full entry)

    When?
    12/15/2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library