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.

Learn more about Digital Downloads | About our Advantage Collection

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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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Download your favorite music from Freegal Music Downloads, a new FREE digital download for music. Learn more about using Freegal

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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 video, music, and audiobook formats for streaming or temporary download. Content can be enjoyed on smartphones, tablets or computers. Learn more about Hoopla, 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.

Book A Librarian

Recommended Read

For fans of Sarah Dessen and Susane Colastani! A year after losing her boyfriend, Trent, in an unexpected accident, Quinn Sullivan secretly tracks down the recipient of his donated heart in an attempt to heal, but ends up falling for him.

Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930's America, Emilia Menotti, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms, drawing the teens into the conflict.

Sixteen-year-old James “Hercules” Martino completes twelve tasks while spending two weeks in Baltimore with his Uncle Anthony.  While doing so he gains insights into himself, his uncle, and his recently deceased father a self-help author and daytime talk show host who was beloved by the public but a terrible father.


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.

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Book Quotes

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“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 what we believe. The quote above seems fitting for this time of year when we think of gratitude.  

Do you keep bookquotes or have any special ones to share?  

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone. We hope your holiday brings you your particular happiness.

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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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


Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Zeroes (Zeroes, #1)

    Scott Westerfeld
    Zeroes (Zeroes, #1)
    Rating: 3.79/5
  • Cover of Wild Sky (Night Sky, #2)

    Suzanne Brockmann
    Wild Sky (Night Sky, #2)
    Rating: 3.95/5
  • Cover of The Weight of Feathers

    Anna-Marie McLemore
    The Weight of Feathers
    Rating: 3.96/5
  • Cover of Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer, #1)

    Rae Carson
    Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer, #1)
    Rating: 3.9/5
  • Cover of Vengeance Road

    Erin Bowman
    Vengeance Road
    Rating: 3.91/5
  • Cover of Untwine

    Edwidge Danticat
    Rating: 3.56/5
  • Cover of Truest

    Jackie Lea Sommers
    Rating: 4.14/5
  • Cover of Storm of Lightning (Michael Vey, #5)

    Richard Paul Evans
    Storm of Lightning (Michael Vey, #5)
    Rating: 4.28/5
  • Cover of The Poe Estate (The Grimm Legacy, #3)

    Polly Shulman
    The Poe Estate (The Grimm Legacy, #3)
    Rating: 3.77/5
  • Cover of Paper Hearts

    Meg Wiviott
    Paper Hearts
    Rating: 4.33/5
  • Cover of One

    Sarah Crossan
    Rating: 4.19/5
  • Cover of Nightfall

    Jake Halpern
    Rating: 3.46/5


Teen Book Clubs

Pre-Pub Club

Read it before your friends do! Here’s a chance to snag an advanced reader copy of book that hasn't been published yet. Open to teens in grades 9-12. The Pre-Pub Club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm except for May.

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!

Book Club in a Bag for Teens

Each Book Club in a Bag has 8-10 copies of a book in one handy carrier along with discussion guides and questions. Start your own book club today; we've got the materials ready for you!

For a list of titles available especially for teens, click here.

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.