Book drops, phone service, and walk up holds pick up are available at all VCL locations!

Some branches have new hours! More information about walk up holds pick up here.
  • Boredom Busters - Completed Rubik's cube standing on a point, showing just the blue, white, and red sides

Teen Boredom Busters

Bored?  Below are resources to bust boredom.

  • Teens Reading  This is the reading resources page for teens.  It has various resources including our primary resource CloudLibrary for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

  • Minecraft Mondays  Ventura County Library is hosting a Minecraft server to provide a fun, open, and collaborative Minecraft building environment for kids and teens. Participants must have parental permission and own a personal Minecraft Java Edition license (PC or MAC computers only) or a Minecraft Bedrock license (Windows 10 Edition or App) and use Minecraft Version 1.16.3 for the Java Edition or the latest version of the Windows 10 Edition or App. Tjoin, 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.
  • 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.  
  • Hamilton Digital Escape Room  Created by staff at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina, iis 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.
  • Girl Scout 65101 Activities  Fun ideas for tweens and teens to keep busy during the time of Covid, posted by local Fillmore Girl Scout Troop 65101.