Riverside Public Library

Resources for Teens

Resources for Teens

Safe House

Operation SafeHouse: www.operationsafehouse.org
Operation SafeHouse, with community support, provides emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services to runaways, homeless and other youth in crisis. SafeHouse offers at-risk youth positive alternatives to becoming victims of the streets.


Weird and wacky

Comics on the Web: www.comics.com

Exploratorium: www.exploratorium.edu
The museum of science, art and human perception at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF.

Similar Minds: www.similarminds.com
Personality tests and quizzes.



Internet Movie Data Base: www.imdb.com

Rotten Tomatoes: www.rottentomatoes.com
Movie information, show times and reviews

All Music: allmusic.com
Extensive music info includes expert reviews, biographies, ratings, images, titles, credits, essays and thousands of descriptive categories.

sputnik7: www.sputnik7.com
Credited as the world's first real-time audio/video Internet entertainment experience, sputnik7 is a broadcast network offering a sophisticated mix of independent music, film, and anime programming via interactive video and audio stations, videos on demand, and digital downloads.


Teen Favorites

Land Your Dream Job
Microsoft, career expert Maxie McCoy,and digital print and design company MOO have joined forces to bring you the tools, advice and inspiration you need to begin your career doing something you love

Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/oco
Education requirements, job descriptions, average salaries and more for different jobs.

Riverside City Jobs: www.riversideca.gov/human/jobline

Snag a Job

Monster.com: www.monster.com


College/high school equivalency

Education Portal: http://education-portal.com/pages/Online_High_Schools.html

Description: Find information about the GED and online high school diplomas. This site is also a great starting point for info on undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, career education and online degree programs.

Collegenet: www.collegenet.com
Comprehensive site on colleges in the United States, financial aid and scholarships.

FAFSA: hwww.fafsa.ed.gov

Vocational school directory: rwm.org/rwm

GED information: www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=GEDTS


Teen produced media

Youth radio: From Berkeley, CA. Youth Radio's mission is to promote young people's intellectual, creative and professional growth through training and access to media and to produce the highest quality original media for local and national outlets.

Teen Ink: teenink.com
Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens (the magazine and books are available at your library).


Virtual Space for Teens

Makerspace - MakerSpace is a “do-it-yourself” area where library customers can use computers, innovative software, crafts and other high-tech tools to create everything from jewelry to business tools to art.

Code to Careers
Code to Careers - The board-game-style roadmap that will show you various paths you can take to learn programming skills. Also, try Code.org for free online computer coding lessons using fun game-like tools.

See the current Calendar of Events for more events.