Chicago Ridge Public Library - Youth Services - Teens

School Textbooks

Copies of textbooks used at Ridge Lawn, Ridge Central, Finley Junior High, and District 122 can be used in the library by showing a library card.

  • Teen Advisory Group and Gaming (Grades 6-12)

    Check "Events" calendar for times

    Share your ideas for books and programs with the library. Play video games, Jumbo Connect Four, and other giant boardgames with new and old friends.

  • Photo Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6-12)

    Check "Events" calendar for times

    Using library cameras and clues, participants will work in teams to locate and take pictures of items on their scavenger list.

Use these databases and websites to discover library materials, great books, information for homework, information about cultures, information about college, technology help, and help learning a language. You may need to enter your library card information to use these.

  • College Scorecard

    You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend. You can search for colleges of interest by location, type, occupation, degree, and more.

  • Culture Grams

    Concise, reliable, and up-to-date country reports on 200 cultures of the world.

  • Federal Student Aid

    Information from the Department of Education about preparing college, types of financial aid, and the FAFSA to apply for financial aid. This is where you go to fill out the official FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • GCF Learn Free

    Extensive basic and advanced computer and technology topics are covered. Topic categories include: Computers, Email Basics, Internet Basics, Mac OS, Online Safety, Windows, Phone and Tablet Devices, Digital Skills, Photos and Graphics, Social Media, Using the Cloud, and Microsoft Office from XP to 2013.

  • Illinois Car and Motorcycle Permit Practice

    Information about obtaining a driving permit in Illinois for cars and motorcycles, including the Illinois Rules of the Road and the Illinois Motorcycle Operator Manual. Includes 9 free practice tests to prepare for the DMV test for a permit to drive a car and 6 free practice tests to prepare for the motorcycle permit test.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Provides access to information on over 30,500 nonfiction titles designed to support the curriculum and kids’ pleasure reading. Created especially for kids and the adults who work with them.

  • SWAN Online Card Catalog

    Search the library's catalog for books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and much more!