Virtual Summer Reading Activities for Ages 12-18


Get ready for an adventure this summer! As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, it's the perfect time to dive into the topics that stir your curiosity. Choose your own path through mysterious tales, thrilling escapades and heartwarming stories. Empower yourself with the freedom to explore new worlds, meet intriguing characters and discover the joy of reading. Make reading and learning a part of your summer routine and share your passions with friends, family and your online communities. Your summer adventure awaits, and it's all up to you to make it unforgettable!

Bring the fun of summer reading home with the following activities for teens.

Remember, these activities count toward the completion of the summer reading passport so you can enter to win a special drawing! 

Virtual Escape Rooms

Try your hand at some of these free online escape rooms! Can you finish them all?

The Camouflage Caper, opens a new window
virtual escape room provides a challenge for escape room professionals! 
Escape from Narnia, opens a new window
from St. Albans Library 
Escape from the TARDIS: A Virtual Escape Room, opens a new window
from Chester County Library 
Hamilton Escape Room, opens a new window
from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 
Jumanji Virtual Escape Room, opens a new window
from High Point Public Library
K-Pop Trivia Escape Room, opens a new window
from Morristown & Morris Township Library 
The Minotaur's Labyrinth Escape Room, opens a new window
from The County Library's Riverton Branch 
My Hero Academia Escape Room, opens a new window
from Cedar Mill and Bethany Library 
Rehani: An African Princess, opens a new window
from Indian Valley Public Library 
Shakespeare: The Misadventure of the Missing Manuscript, opens a new window
from Dallas Public Library  
Six of Crows: Ketterdam Heist Digital Escape Room, opens a new window
from Morristown & Morris Township Library 
Space Explorer Training, opens a new window
from Campbell County Public Library  
Spirited Away: Into the Spirit World, opens a new window
from Morristown & Morris Township Library 
Star Wars: Mandalorian Escape Room, opens a new window
from Manchester Community College Library 
Survive the Titanic!, opens a new window
from Henika District Library 

Still searching for the right escape room to try? Explore even more options from Seymor Public Library!, opens a new window

Find inspiration and get creative

CreativeBug, opens a new window

Creativebug lets you experience the joy of making with over 1,000 award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more. You can watch as many tutorials as you want for free.

Anime or manga on the brain?

Explore the blog Anime for You and Me to find your next obsession!

Want to get outside without actually getting outside? 

Check out these live cams, opens a new window for all the excitement of nature and none of the allergies. 

Folklore for all

Listen to the Myths and Legends podcast for all the strange and amazing folktales from around the world. Or check out this Myths and Legends list from our collection. 

Spaced out

Experience space and technology through film on Kanopy,, opens a new window with over 30,000 international and indie titles, you will be able find something new and interesting. Or escape reality with these mind bending tales of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

Tired of real world problems?

Slip into another world with these fun Fantasy reads! Or create your own with this silly fantasy plot generator, opens a new window

Get your jam on

Create your own songs with this fun and free music lab, opens a new window. If you'd rather leave it to the professionals, dive deeper into . the world of music, lyrics and rhymes

Travel the world

Plan your next trip or learn about far away places with A to Z World Travel, opens a new window. If you would rather go on a fictional trip, check out this list of travel movies

Have questions? Your Teen Librarians are here to help! Ask a question or get personalized reading and media suggestions from a teen librarian for free.

Looking for virtual activities for a different age group? Discover virtual summer reading activities for children ages 0-5 and kids ages 6-12.