Gathered for You: Teen Edition

Right now can be a scary and stressful time for all of us. The school closures and stay-at-home order may have you in your house for the time being, but we've gathered this list of ideas to connect you to a wide variety of things to do and experience. We will be updating this page, so be sure to check back often! Also, please check out this blog for even more resources.

For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Reading & Writing

If you're looking for more reading options after checking out DPL's free ebook selection, or if you're working on some writing projects from home, check out the following sites:


  • Abdo Digital Bookshelf - fiction and nonfiction ebook titles available for free through June 2020.
  • Teens on - free ebooks through the Library of Congress - many classics are available to read right now. 


  • Denver Writes - a Denver-based organization that runs weekly writing clubs and writing workshops. Denver Writes is running an online writing club and providing writing prompts and creative exercises to work on from home - sign up for their newsletter for more information.
  • Young Writers Society - an online community for teens and young adults to share creative writing work and get constructive feedback and resources from other writers.
  • NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program - resources and tools to achieve your own writing goals year-round (not just during National Novel Writing Month in November). Participate in #StayHomeWriMo now!

Watching & Listening

Missing out on concerts and movies in person can be tough, but we've got some virtual options to check out below. Don't forget Kanopy and Volume Denver for even more streaming movies and music!


  • Pluto TV - streaming movies and music. 


  • Hey YA Podcast - weekly info on new books, classic reads, and news and updates about young adult lit.
  • Mortified Podcast - adults read their most embarrassing journal entries, letters, and things they created as a kid or teen. 

Learning & Creating

Ready to pick up that new hobby you've always wanted to try? Feeling creative while cooped up? Here's a few ideas to get you started:



Check back for updates and more awesome resources as we have them! More resources for other age groups and the whole family can be found on our main page and the Read, Play, Learn website.

Written by Hannah Evans on March 24, 2020