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

When Stephen moves to the small, midwestern town where his father grew up, he quickly falls in with punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. The town has a dark secret, right out of an urban legend. The twins are caught in the middle of this secret, and Stephen must decide where his allegience lies.

Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters. Fighting for her life, the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft, and that's when the real terror begins.

We love to root for the underdog, and that is part of why we're drawn to the stories of revolutionaries. Whether they fail or succeed, people who can rally others to their cause and shake up the status quo tend to be inherently interesting. Rockin' the Boat tells the stories of 50 such legends throughout the world, from people fed up with the Roman Empire, to the revolutionaries who helped create America.


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.

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

Teen Fiction for when you need to cope with life

Every so often I serendipiously read fiction that has similar themes.  Recently I have been reading some great fiction from 2015 that talk about mental issues.  It could be...Read more

Author John Green to visit Columbus

Author John Green will be in Columbus this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 and the event is free!  More details can be found on  this link to the Columbus Dispatch article. He, along with cast...Read more

Super Power Saturdays - Teen NonFiction Flies!

We are in our last month of Super Power Saturdays, everyone. So far we have explored all kinds of super powers in teen fiction and teen graphic novels. We have looked at super powers in fiction in Teen Super...Read more

Summer Intern in Youth Services at UAPL

Our post today was written by Harriet, one of the UAPL 2015 Youth Summer Interns.  Harriet is returning for her second summer internship with the Youth Department, one of only three interns to hold that distinction throughtout the years.  

Dear Readers,

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Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Mirrored

    Alex Flinn
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of Maid of Wonder (Maids of Honor #3)

    Jennifer McGowan
    Maid of Wonder (Maids of Honor #3)
    Rating: 3.71/5
  • Cover of The Looney Experiment

    Luke Reynolds
    The Looney Experiment
    Rating: 3.94/5
  • Cover of Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

    Ransom Riggs
    Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)
    Rating: 4.22/5
  • Cover of I Crawl Through It

    A.S. King
    I Crawl Through It
    Rating: 3.62/5
  • Cover of The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. #3)

    Eoin Colfer
    The Forever Man (W.A.R.P. #3)
    Rating: 3.97/5
  • Cover of The Fall

    James Preller
    The Fall
    Rating: 3.67/5
  • Cover of The Dead House

    Dawn Kurtagich
    The Dead House
    Rating: 3.81/5
  • Cover of Daughters Unto Devils

    Amy Lukavics
    Daughters Unto Devils
    Rating: 3.66/5
  • Cover of Breakaway

    Kat Spears
    Rating: 3.59/5
  • Cover of Boot Camp Blues (Roller Girls, #4)

    Megan Sparks
    Boot Camp Blues (Roller Girls, #4)
    Rating: 4/5
  • Cover of Bits & Pieces (Rot & Ruin, #5)

    Jonathan Maberry
    Bits & Pieces (Rot & Ruin, #5)
    Rating: 4.28/5


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.