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 06/13/2015 - 10:00am

Welcome back to Super Power Saturdays. Last week started us off with a look at teen super powers in fiction novels in the blog post Teen Super Powers. This week we will take a look at graphic novels and comics – the place that started it all, giving superheroes and super powers a place to really shine! Here are some fun graphic novel and comic picks:

For a look at Foiled, where fencing is a super power all its own, check out the book trailer below.

 

For links to these and other great graphic novels in our catalog see our Teen Graphic Novels - We Started It All! book list. 

Also, don't forget to check back June 27th for a look at other kinds of teen powers besides just super powers in Teen Powers Abound - All Kinds of Powers!, July 11th for a look at heroes in nonfiction in Teen NonFiction Flies!, and July 25th where we wrap things up by highlighting books on how to draw your own characters and create your own stories and graphic novels in Draw Me! Write Me!.

Happy “Super Powered” Reading!

 

 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Super Powers

Welcome to Super Power Saturdays. Throughout Summer Library Club I will be posting a blog the second and fourth Saturdays in June and...Read more

 

Super Power Saturdays - Teen Powers Abound: All Kinds of Powers!

Summer Library Club (SLC) is well underway and we are deep into exploring super powers in teen books. So...Read more

 

Animal Heroes

Every hero has a story, including many special and remarkable animals. Do you know the story of...Read more

Upcoming & new Young Adult books

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

  • Cover of Hit Count

    Chris Lynch
    Hit Count
    Rating: 3.64/5
  • Cover of Crimson Bound

    Rosamund Hodge
    Crimson Bound
    Rating: 3.72/5
  • Cover of Nil Unlocked (Nil, #2)

    Lynne Matson
    Nil Unlocked (Nil, #2)
    Rating: 4.29/5
  • Cover of Under the Spotlight (The Jamieson Collection #3)

    Angie Stanton
    Under the Spotlight (The Jamieson Collection #3)
    Rating: 3.66/5
  • Cover of The Fill-In Boyfriend

    Kasie West
    The Fill-In Boyfriend
    Rating: 3.93/5
  • Cover of 5 to 1

    Holly Bodger
    5 to 1
    Rating: 3.8/5

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Events for Kids & Teens

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

  • Heroes are more than just comic book creations. Twenty-five real heroes grew up in Ohio and became astronauts! Educators from the Neil... (full entry)

    When?
    07/06/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
    Where?
    Lane Road Branch Library
  • 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?
    07/06/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
    Where?
    Tremont Road - Main Library