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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.

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*Important service announcement (02-04-16): iOS Overdrive App Bug Causes Trouble.

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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.

Stream Video    NEW - Comic Books for download!

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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.

Book A Librarian

Recommended Read

When Joseph joins Jack's family as a foster child, they already know a few things about his story: he is coming from a juvenile corrections facility because he attacked his teacher and he has a daughter, Jupiter, whom he has never seen.  As lives unfold, both Jack and Joseph discover that friends, family and love can be found in unexpected places. 

A chapter book from Mo Willems!  Follow the surprising friendship between Diva, a small pampered dog, and Flea, a street wise cat through an adventure in Paris. This rather short book at 65 pages is sprinkled with illustrations and perfect for a family read aloud. Recommended for listeners ages 5 and up, and readers Grades 2 and up.  

A young child tries a series of wacky experiments with little success and lots of mess, but ends up with the answers to 12 all-important child-like questions. A great introduction for early experimenters about hypothesis and how to conduct experiments. Recommended for Grades K-3.

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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

Do you like a little bit of magic in your fiction?

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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 unexplainable or has a slightly magical feel. These books deliver with compelling mysterious magic.

bone gap book coverBone Gap by Laura Ruby is the winner of the 2016 Printz award! The town of Bone Gap is full of gaps where people can hide and disappear. A town favorite disappears and the only witness is a boy named Finn who cannot distinguish faces.  

 

weight of feather book coverThe Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore. Two competing show families in one California town. One family dominates the trees, the other the water. The show and the family are everything, there is no escaping. Romeo and Juliet meets The Night Circus.

 

strange and beautiful sorrows of ava lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton is a haunting generational tale full of family secrets and stories.  

 

 

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Skellig by David Almond. Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

 

the apothecary book coverThe Apothecary by Malie Meloy. It is 1952 and Janie has just moved to London from Los Angeles. Her life becomes more transformed after meeting a mysterious apothecary whose son and gets swept up in a race to prevent nuclear war.

 

cure for dreaming book coverThe Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters.  In Portland, Oregon, in 1900, seventeen-year-old Olivia Mead, a suffragist, is hypnotized by the intriguing young Henri Reverie. Henri is paid by Olivia's father to use the hypnosis to make her more docile and womanly, but instead it gives her the ability to see people's true natures, while she secretly continues fighting for women's rights.

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

'Tis the season for something scary

One of my favorite things about the month of October is having a good excuse to read some horror in time for Halloween. It's not a genre that I read all the time but every once in a while I get in the mood for something a little creepy and dare myself to read a horror or dark supernatural story...Read more

Upcoming Teen Books

You're gonna want to put these on request! 

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of The Assassin's Masque (Palace of Spies, #3)

    Sarah Zettel
    The Assassin's Masque (Palace of Spies, #3)
    Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cover of My Name's Not Friday

    Jon Walter
    My Name's Not Friday
    Rating: 4.02/5
  • Cover of Shallow Graves

    Kali Wallace
    Shallow Graves
    Rating: 3.84/5
  • Cover of The Night Parade

    Kathryn Tanquary
    The Night Parade
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, #2)

    Zoe Sugg
    Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online, #2)
    Rating: 4.05/5
  • Cover of The Memory of Light

    Francisco X. Stork
    The Memory of Light
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of Anna and the Swallow Man

    Gavriel Savit
    Anna and the Swallow Man
    Rating: 3.88/5
  • Cover of It's All Your Fault

    Paul Rudnick
    It's All Your Fault
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of Underwater

    Marisa Reichardt
    Underwater
    Rating: 4.24/5
  • Cover of The Mystery of Hollow Places

    Rebecca Podos
    The Mystery of Hollow Places
    Rating: 3.79/5
  • Cover of Once Upon a Kiss

    Robin Palmer
    Once Upon a Kiss
    Rating: 3.3/5
  • Cover of This Is Where It Ends

    Marieke Nijkamp
    This Is Where It Ends
    Rating: 3.68/5

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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.