Teen Boredom Busters
Bored? Below are resources to bust boredom.
Join our Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults. Read books for a chance to earn prizes. You can register individually or get your whole family reading with just one account.
Minecraft Ventura County Library is hosting a Minecraft server to provide a fun, open, and collaborative Minecraft building environment for youth ages 10-17. Participants must have parental permission and own a personal Minecraft Java Edition license and use Minecraft Version 1.16.1. To join, please send your request to the Minecraft Librarian. Verified participants will be “Allow Listed”, thereby granted permission to access the server.
- Virtual Volunteering Ventura County Library has virtual volunteering opportunities that count for community service credit for school or for youth who just want to help the library out virtually.
- MS-DOS Games on the Internet Archive This collection includes action, strategy, adventure, and other unique genres of game and entertainment software in MS-DOS format.
- Tinkercad Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything! Don't know how to use Tinkercad? Go to Tinkercad Learn.
- The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks Virtual Tours of 5 National Parks with Video Clips and 360° Views
- Web Lab Make a functioning webpage using HTML and CSS that you could send or share.
- Explore.org The world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel.
- Harry Potter at Home Activities, articles, quizzes, puzzles, and more from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Register for free access.
- Hogwarts Digital Escape Room Created by staff at the Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, PA, this awesome digital escape room will have you looking for more.
- Hamiliton Digital Escape Room Created by staff at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina, it is based on the Broadway musical “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
- Digital Escape Rooms & Activities Links have been compiled and sorted into Family Fun, Teen, and Adult categories by staff at the Sun Prairie and Salt Lake County public libraries.
- Museum Virtual Tours A collection of 12 museums throughout the world offering virtual tours.
- Google Arts & Culture The world's art and culture online through a collaboration with cultural institutions and artists around the world.
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not A Collection of weird news, videos, lessons, and craft downloads.
- Sampulator Make music with your keyboard. Twitter account required to save.
- Funko Pop Yourself Create your own custom Pop! avatar with the Pop! Yourself character creator.