Summer Library Club Activities

  • Library Activities


    Ecology/Utopia/Dystopia Booklist

    Fantastic or futuristic? You decide.

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    Inspirational People Booklist

    We all can do extraordinary things. Read up on inspirational people throughout history.

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    Auto/biographies of Great Artists / Engineers / Architects

    Learn about the people behind unique creations.

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    Famous Buildings Booklist

    Neither Rome nor the famous buildings in these books were built in a day.

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    Read a Book with a Green Cover

    Kermit. Shamrocks. Peas. Oh, and these books are green, too!

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    Watch a Movie that Highlights Popular Cities

    Wander the world from the comfort of your couch.

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    Staff Favorites: Books

    Favorite books picked by your UA Library staff.

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    Staff Favorites: Movies

    Favorite movies picked by your UA Library staff.

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    Attend a Library Program

    Attend a movie, music, drop-in or presented event, pick up a secret code and unlock a badge!

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    Movies About Inventions

    Whether real or fantasy, these inventive movies are worth your time!

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    Alternative Pasts (& Steampunk) Booklist

    "What if?": Explore alternative histories.

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    Alternative Pasts (& Steampunk) Movies

    Explore alternative histories with these movies!

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    Best Audiobooks

    Get ready to have a great roadtrip with these excellent audiobook picks!

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    Read About Community Helpers

    "Look for the helpers; there is always someone trying to help."

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    Cook with Local Foods

    Need inspiration beyond the farmer's market? Check these cookbooks out!

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  • At-Home Activities


    Build the Thing

    From Legos to simple machines, click here to get your building ideas started.


    Living Green / Recycling

    Who says it's not easy being green? Learn how now!


    Build a Fort

    Summer memories begin here!


    Science Experiments

    Don't try this at home!


    Fix-it / Re-use it

    Don't throw it out! Give it a new life. Find inspiration here.


    Famous Buildings Around the World

    How many of these buildings do you recognize?


    Pay it Forward

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
    ~ Ghandi

    Here's inspiration to create positivity.


    Arts and Crafts

    Release your creative spark! Get started here.


    Build Your Self

    "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
    ~ Oscar Wilde.

    Build a better You today with these tips!


    Build Your Mind

    Use it or lose it! Increase your brain power every day.


    Make it Forward

    Create a ripple of kindness using your creativity. Find ideas here.


    Build your own Book Club

    Not yet part of a book club? Create one instead!


    Build a Better World

    "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
    ~ J.K. Rowling.

    Get inspired here.


    From Farm to Table

    Want to know where your food comes from? Grow it yourself! Here are some tips to get started.


    Make a Card to Celebrate the Library's 50th Birthday

    "Happy 50th Birthday to the Upper Arlington Public Library!" Check us in the UA Archives

  • Community Activities


    Find Famous Buildings in UA

    History is all around you. See if you can recognize these famous buildings in UA!


    Explore Letters and Numbers in Nature

    Combine literacy development with your morning walk! We put together some suggestions for you.


    Explore Architecture in your neighborhood

    Find different architectural styles throughout your neighborhood.


    Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt

    From bugs to leaves to wildlife, search and find these Ohio flora and fauna.


    Take a Bike Ride!

    Looking for new biking adventures? Check out Rails to Trails throughout Ohio and beyond!


    Attend a Storytime at the Pool

    Youth staff from each UAPL location will be visiting the pools at select times this summer to provide mini-storytimes! See our schedule.


    Attend a Parks & Rec Program

    Your UA Parks and Rec have exciting programs this summer! Explore their summer guide here.


    Attend Movies or Music in the Park

    Free programs all summer long at your local parks! Click here for more info.


    Visit the Farmer's Market

    There are many reasons and ways to buy local. Here is a list of local farmer's markets.


    Read by the Pool

    Back by popular demand! Read, relax, and enjoy the sunshine by the pool this summer!


    Go Geocaching

    Love the idea of a treasure hunt? Geocaching is for all ages: get started here.


    Volunteer

    Here are some volunteer opportunities to get you started toward Building a Better World!


    Libraries Transform

    Because we want to know: how your library has transformed your life for the better?


    Get to Know Your Neighbor(hood)

    Community is at the heart of UA. Click here for some ideas on getting to know your neighbors!


    Explore Ohio Water Trails

    Water, water everywhere! Let's go exploring!

  • Virtual/Online Activities


    ListenColumbus.org

    Check out Ohio's first digital library collection focused on local music, ListenColumbus.org.


    Hoopla

    Hoopla has e-books, movies, e-audiobooks, music, and comic books available to download or stream onto your computer or device. Check it out here!


    Zinio

    Did you know you can read popular magazines for free on your computer or mobile device? Learn more here


    Digital Downloads

    Free e-books and e-audiobooks are available through Digital Downloads! New to e-books? For How-Tos, see here and here.


    Goodreads

    Find great book suggestions on our Adult and Youth & Teen Goodreads Groups.


    Subscribe to Select Reads

    Find your next great read here!


    Subscribe to New Book Alerts

    Never miss a new release again! Subscribe today.


    Subscribe to Your Favorite Author Alerts

    Want to be the first to know when your favorite author's new release is available? Sign up now!


    Explore HealthyUA

    Find excellent resources to help you achieve wellness at HealthyUA.org.


    Mango Languages

    Build community through conversation. Start learning a new language today!


    CultureGrams

    Learn more about the world you live in.


    National Newspapers

    With your free library card you have free access to major newspapers across the nation.


    Opposing Viewpoints

    For broader perspectives on timely topics throughout the world.


    Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

    Interested in starting a new hobby? Let us give you a hand.

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