Go Ask Alice This site offers advice of all kinds for teens. Teens may ask Alice about relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc. The site is produced by Columbia University in New York.
Kids Help Phone "Information, tips, links and more that you can use in facing life's challenges." Sections include: Friendship & Love, Diversity, Family, Birth Control, STDs & AIDS, Eating Disorders, Drug Abuse, Abuse, Sexual Violence, Suicide, and Violence. The site is also available in French.
Teen Health Home Page Topics included at this site are: Alcohol & Drugs, Healthy Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Smoking, Physical Activity, Mental Health, STDs, Healthy Eating, Injury Prevention, and Men's and Women's Health. This site was made in Canada by medical school students with the help of information from teens about their concerns.
Teen Health and the Media This site focuses on the impact that the media has on teen health issues including alcohol, tobacco, sexuality, violence, and body image. It includes facts and statistics on advertising and marketing aimed at teenagers.
IPL's Teen Health and Sexuality This is a collection of links to great sites on about every topic important to a teen's health. Some topics are abuse, drugs, sex, sexual orientation, your body, and mental and physical health.
Rotten Tomatoes Movies & DVDs: News and Reviews.
Teen Movie Critic The name says it all.
Cinescape A movie site for the Sci-Fi fan.
Movie Web Previews, trailers, and other downloads.
Film Threat A website dedicated to "champion(ing) the increasingly popular explosion of independent and underground films." Interviews, news, reviews, theaters, and film festival schedules.
Atom Films Animations, short films, and digital media. A lot of its content are only available through this site.
All Music Find ratings and reviews of music, artists, and albums. Listen to short samples, too.
Billboard News from the music industry and release dates.
CD Baby A directory of to hard-to-find, independent music. You can listen to tracks or purchase albums on-line.
Download.com Some bands have made their music available for free. Listen to it here or download it for free.
Batanga Listen to streaming Latin music. See the site in Spanish here.
IPL Music Guide A great collection of links to all kinds of useful and/or popular music sites. Many more than I have room to list here.
Game Pro The Internet’s best-known site on gaming news, previews, and reviews. Includes all the latest cheats, codes, strategies and pro tips.
Game Biz Australia's most popular multiplatform games site for xbox, ps2, pc, and psp. Daily gaming news, reviews, previews, screenshots and more.
Rotten Tomatoes Links to reviews for games for several platforms from several different publications.
Mo' Fun Zone Play from the web browser. No need to download. You can play these games at the library!!
Armor Games Play from the web browser. No need to download. You can play these games at the library!!
The Comedy Zone Proclaims to be the “best site for comedy and humor on the web”
Comedian Quotes Quotations from comedians and comics. Put together by BrainyQuote.
Humor in the News A satirical look at today's news through photo captions. Updated Weekly.
Humor Sphere Funny pictures, jokes, fun pages, and other types of humor.
Reading & Writing
Looking For a Good Read? "Includes 'what to read next' suggestions for teens who enjoy: Adventure, Fantasies, Sci-Fi, Horror, Historical Fiction, Graphic Novels, Mysteries, Sports Stories, School Stories, Romance, Crisis Fiction, African American Fiction, and Fiction originally published in countries other than the U.S."
Teen Booklists From the Berkley Public Library Teen Services. Links include African American Voices, Asian America, Boys to Men / fiction and nonfiction about young men, Hispanic Heritage, "Not the Only One"/books with gay characters, Science Fiction, Romance, and World Voices.
Favorite Teenage Angst Books Reviews teenage books chalked full of angst. Organized into broad categories that fit many moods.
Reading Rants "Out of the Ordinary teen booklists." Emphasis on books other lists don't cover and non-traditional teen material.
The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy List This is not just Young Adult material. If you're an avid science fiction or fantasy reader, you might check this list out. Also see the Frequently Asked Question file about the books and list.
Fresh Angles "Articles written for teens, by teens, to inform, entertain and empower today's youth ... whether you're looking for comprehensive news and sports coverage, music, book and movie reviews, or just a few make-up and fashion tips, FreshAngles.com is the best place to go."
Spank! - Youth Culture Defined by Youth "Spank! is the first youth lifestyle magazine to hit cyberspace! Focusing on youth issues, interests, and happenings, Spank! is published monthly on the internet, for readers across North America and around the world! Spank! relies on an Editorial Board comprised of volunteers from (ages) 14 to 28 and publishing professionals to ensure it remains focused on youth interests."
Faze Each issue of this news magazine written and edited by teens covers science, business, entertainment, world events, and much more, all geared towards teens interested in more than the typical prom-diet-fashion advice.
Xenith Started by a girl teen that wanted to see what other teens were doing. Xenith will “publish, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays, essays, rants, experimental writing, and everything in between.” “No topic or style of writing is off-limits."
World Around You "An online magazine for deaf and hard of hearing teenagers. Features "hero/adventure stories about deaf teens and adults as well as information about careers, role models, technology, laws, and deaf culture."
Teen Voices The online version of the print magazine which emphasises "girls being themselves and realizing their potential." It contains articles from the magazine -- all written by teens -- on all kinds of important issues.
Oasis Magazine A blog/zine community with a focus on queer youth and alternative culture.
Harlem Live An online magazine produced by teens in Harlem, New York. Includes news, editorials, book, movie, & theater reviews, creative writing, celebrity interviews, & more.
L.A. Youth 70 teen staff members make this zine. It includes articles on issues like school, internships, jobs, community, family, friends, sexuality, and arts and entertainment. Bi-monthly issues include feature stories and photo essays.
Submit Your Stuff
Submit Your Writing
Teen Writers "The one stop source for any aspiring writer." Quick link to submit your writing here. This is also a good site if you need a few tips to polish up your writing before you submit it.
Spank! See the description in "Zines." You can submit your writing on this site.
Xenith See the description in "Zines." Read other teens writing on the top half of this page. Learn how to make a submission here.
The InSite A teen zine that stresses individuality and importance of your opinion! This site gives you a chance to say what's on your mind by sharing your personal stories, in the hopes of helping you and others take positive charge of your lives.
Teen Voices See the description in "Zines." Girls can submit their writing here.
Faze See the description in "Zines." Creative teens are invited to submit articles, stories, and poems. Submit your writing to this site here.
Young People's Press Online Get your non-fiction writing published on the web! This Canadian site accepts personal essays, news stories, and pieces on youth culture and issues. The site also accepts commentary on pop culture, music, race, art, or many other issues. You can also read pieces by other teens along with submitting your own work.
Submit Your Poetry
Teen Link: WordSmiths The New York Public Library has created a page that allows teens to submit their poetry and have it published for a month on the web. Visit this site for something to read and, while you're here, explore the NYPL's suggestions for published authors to check out.
Xenith See the description in "Zines." Read other teens poetry on the bottom half of this page. Learn how to make a submission here.
Oasis Magazine Poetry submitted by or focusing on queer youth and alternative culture. You'll need to register to post your own poetry.
Magnetic Poetry Board Play around with words to make up random poetry. You can't submit it, but it's still fun.
Spank! "Spank! is an ever-evolving centre for youth. For some, Spank! is a soapbox, for others, a place to meet friends from across North America and around the world. Spank is a music critic, a fashion reviewer, a political activist, an overall youth culture expert, and is never afraid to voice an opinion." This link will take you directly to the message board forums.
Oasis Magazine A blog/zine community with a focus on queer youth and alternative culture.
Xenith Xenith also offers blogs and message boards.
My Space By no means is this just for teens, but it is one of the most popular online communities on the internet. My Space also has a lot of groups for teens. Join the McMinnville Library Teens Group to discuss what you'd like to see at the library or to meet other teen users.