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 07/25/2015 - 10:00am

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 posts, or just want to re-read them, links to them are at the end of this blog post. Now, after reading all these great books, it’s time to take that super powered inspiration and channel it into creating our own stories. So, to wrap things up we will look at books that can help you create your own stories, characters, graphic novels, and even find out how to break into the writing and graphic art business! A few great ones to start with are:

Image for Bitstrips App WebsiteFor some online fun here are some apps and websites to help you start your own comics. Bitstrips is a free App that can turn you and your friends into comic characters. BUBBLR is an interactive site that lets you create comic strips using photos from flickr. Make Beliefs Comix, also an interactive site, has different online features and options, as well as printable downloads and writing prompts, to help you to create your own comics.  

For links to these and other great books about creating your own stories, characters, and graphic novels check out the Draw Me! Write Me! book list in our catalog. 

Blogs in this Super Power Saturdays blog series:

Booklists from this blog series:

Happy “Super Powered” Reading!

 

Super Power Saturdays: Creating Your Own Superheroes and Graphic Novels

Welcome back everyone! This is the last post in the Super Power Saturdays blog series. We have covered a lot of different books this...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...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...Read more

 

Super Powered Picture Books - Super Powered Parents!

These are our last few weeks of Summer Library Club and it’s time to wrap up our Super Powered Picture Book adventure. ...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Emmy & Oliver

    Robin Benway
    Emmy & Oliver
    Rating: 3.94/5
  • Cover of Skyscraping

    Cordelia Jensen
    Skyscraping
    Rating: 4.48/5
  • Cover of Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

    Lynn Weingarten
    Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
    Rating: 3.55/5
  • Cover of The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)

    Mary E. Pearson
    The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)
    Rating: 4.46/5
  • Cover of Forever for a Year

    B.T. Gottfred
    Forever for a Year
    Rating: 2.59/5
  • Cover of The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)

    Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    The Fixer (The Fixer, #1)
    Rating: 4.25/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • We love our community heroes. Join us to make a variety of crafts related to some of our favorite community workers. For ages 2 and up.... (full entry)

    When?
    08/06/2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • Bring a blanket to sit on the lawn and enjoy some fun tunes as we say goodbye to summer with this closing concert. We’ll have... (full entry)

    When?
    08/08/2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library