For Kids and Teens

E-Books for Kids & Teens

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We provide best selling audio and print books you can checkout and download to a wide range of devices.  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 12/16/2014 - 10:30am

“Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!” I recently read a variation of the classic Gingerbread Man tale, but this Gingerbread Man was loose in the library! I thought it might be fun to read some other variations, so here are some you might want to try.

 

December Teen Reads

This is a guest blog, by Eileen F., a local high school student and summer intern here at the UAPL.  ... Read more

 

'Tis the Season for a New Christmas Book

Now that the countdown to Christmas has begun here are some new Christmas picture books that you might enjoy!  Whether it'... Read more

 

Books That Celebrate Food

It’s time to have fun with food! There are a lot of great picture books out there that celebrate food –  from using... Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone

    Adele Griffin
    The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • Cover of Ravencliffe (Blythewood, #2)

    Carol Goodman
    Ravencliffe (Blythewood, #2)
    Rating: 3.94/5
  • Cover of The Misshapes

    Alex Flynn
    The Misshapes
    Rating: 3.65/5
  • Cover of Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles, #5)

    John Flanagan
    Scorpion Mountain (Brotherband Chronicles, #5)
    Rating: 4.48/5
  • Cover of Blackfin Sky

    Kat Ellis
    Blackfin Sky
    Rating: 4.13/5
  • Cover of Top Ten Clues You're Clueless

    Liz Czukas
    Top Ten Clues You're Clueless
    Rating: 3.81/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Coding Club, Jan. 7- Feb. 25th from 7-8pm each Wednesday
    Learn to code! Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to join our coding club... (full entry)

    When?
    01/07/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • Grades K-4. When books and LEGOs collide, you get Lego Lit! Each month we share a story and build around a... (full entry)

    When?
    01/08/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library

Youth Services: About Us

The Youth Services Department is committed to educating children, teachers and parents in our community.  We offer a wide range of services from storytime classes to teen book discussion groups. Our staff is eager to help children, teens, and adults find the right information for their homework and to help you find the perfect book....