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 04/21/2015 - 6:00pm

Now is a great time to get started on a gardening project. It's great exercise, you get to play in the dirt, and you can learn some things about nature! There are lots of gardening activities to try, from growing your own fruits and vegetables to attracting birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to your backyard. Don't worry if you don't have much outdoor space - lots of gardening projects don't need much space at all.

Check out the titles below to get started on your gardening adventure!

 

Spring Books For Very Young Readers

The weather is changing and families are getting outside again to enjoy the new season.  Young children are just as happy and... Read more

 

Poetry Contest Winners for Grades 5-8 and 9-12

Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions.  The 5-8 ... Read more

 

Poetry Contest Winners for Grades K-4 and 5-8

Recently the Teen Advisory Board of the Upper Arlington Public Library held a poetry contest with three divisions.  The K-4 grade... Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of The Distance Between Lost and Found

    Kathryn Holmes
    The Distance Between Lost and Found
    Rating: 3.74/5
  • Cover of Seeker (Seeker, #1)

    Arwen Elys Dayton
    Seeker (Seeker, #1)
    Rating: 3.36/5
  • Cover of Inherit Midnight

    Kate Kae Myers
    Inherit Midnight
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of Tunnel Vision

    Susan Adrian
    Tunnel Vision
    Rating: 4.11/5
  • Cover of Utopia, Iowa

    Brian Yansky
    Utopia, Iowa
    Rating: 3.38/5
  • Cover of I Remember You

    Cathleen Davitt Bell
    I Remember You
    Rating: 3.85/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking... (full entry)

    When?
    04/27/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:30pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library
  • For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and... (full entry)

    When?
    04/28/2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
    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....