Teen Online Resources
Here are our top online resources for you on all sorts of topics. It’s important to know where to find correct information and we’re here to help.
Here are some books to start! Just click on the link to be re-directed to our library catalog.
If you’re looking for any resources that aren’t in the library catalog, please email Kasia any information that you have about the book and she will order it for you.
Don’t forget to check out the Book Nook page on the Teen blog - it’s all about books: where to find them, book reviews and social media sites that are dedicated to helping you find your next best book.
DO Something that’s Meaningful: Community Service Opportunities
City Year Rhode Island: Currently accepting applications for the 2012-2013 year!
English Tutor: The Genesis Center in Providence is looking for teens who would like to assist with teaching English.
Literacy Volunteer: Become a Literacy Volunteer for East Bay
Audobon Society Volunteer: Help the Audobon Society in Bristol keep it's gardens beautiful!
Save the Bay: Is always looking for teen volunteers!
Local Volunteer Databases:
Break the Cycle Empowering Youth to end domestic violence.
Bully Bust Stand up to bullying.
Amplify your Voice Stand up to LGBTQ bullying and harassment.
Listen up! Express yourself and create a video or documentary.
Volunteer at the Jamestown Teen Center and create a welcoming environment for teens.
Spark a Movement! Read about teens who stand up for themselves and DO something. Get inspired to spark a movement!
Campus Tours: Take a virtual tour of colleges and universities across the country!
CollegeBoard Plan for college, take the tests, get into college, and pay for it!
Peterson’s College search, test prep, graduate programs…
The Princeton Review Info on schools, financial aid, applications, test preparation and more.
US News College Rankings Find the best school for you!
There’s Always Someone There to Listen
TeenLine, Get Helpline: If you have a problem or just want to get help from another teen, visit this website.
The Trevor Project for LGBT or Questioning Teens: Coming out for the first time and feel scared, lost, or alone? Get help from the Trevor Helpline.
Knowledge is Power
Learning Express Library: Practice tests for GED, GRE, SAT, ACT, civil service exams and citizenship, ESL courses for Spanish-speakers, Advanced Placement practice exams, Job and Career Help Center and practice for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Plus much more!
Learn a New Language for Free! Use Mango Languages, a free AskRI. org resource.
Your Health is Important
The Cool Spot: Information on why cool teens don’t drink.
Tiverton Prevention Coalition: The Coalition is looking for teens who are above the influence of alcohol and want to help others their age be drug and alcohol-free right here in Tiverton.
Teens Health, Your Body: From head to toe, from greasy hair to athlete’s foot.
FamilyDoctor.org Teen Page: Articles about everything from athlete’s foot to quitting smoking, just for teens.
BlubberBusters: Learn how to lose weight safely and develop healthy eating habits. Connect to others with the online chat room and bulletin board.
TeenGrowth.com: All about your health from the medical experts.
Go Ask Alice! : Originally for college students, now for everyone. Answers to all those burning questions.
IEmily: Health information for teen girls.
National Eating Disorders Association : Information for everyone of all ages.
Planned Parenthood Teen Page: Health information for pregnant, LGBTQ, or just teens with health questions.
IWannaKnow Answers to your questions about teen sexual health.
Scarleteen Sex education for the real world.
SeriouslySexuality Test your knowledge about sex and relationships.
Stay Teen A fun and informative site on teen pregnancy. Worth a click.
Money Management & Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Apply for aid, check the deadlines, check your status, and find answers to your questions about aid in English and Spanish!
Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid Scholarships, loans, military aid, government financial aid, and more.
Look for a Job, Find a Job, Keep a Job
Teens4Hire.org A free membership-based site for young adults (14 and older) actively looking for work.
JobStar Lots of info to help plan your career.
CCAP: RI’s Largest GED and Jobs Program Apply for the Learn to Earn Program and learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in the workforce.
My Own Biz Tips on starting your own business from the Brooklyn Public Library.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The place to go when you want to explore different possible careers.
Do you know a great online resource that’s not listed here? Let Kasia, the Teen Librarian, know!