Have a great idea for a program? Know of a great book series that you think the library should carry? Looking for ways to be more involved at your local library? Then the Teen Advisory Board is the place for you!
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens that meet to help the library plan and create programs tailored to their interests. Our TAB members get to have a hands-on role in making the library a more useful and fun place to be. But we don’t only focus on planning events. Our TAB members also get the opportunity to write for our teen blog, create publicity for our library events, and are the first to know about exciting library news (yes, there IS exciting library news. All the time).
TAB membership is open to teens aged 13-18 who are currently enrolled in middle school or high school. Members agree to meet the third Tuesday of every month to advise and help library staff plan unique programming, work on projects, or just to discuss what they’re reading. Volunteer hours can be earned to be used on college applications or to complete community service requirements.
Teen Advisory Board members are expected to regularly attend and participate in monthly meetings. There may be optional meetings, in addition to the regular monthly meetings, to work on projects created by the TAB. Members are expected to miss no more than two consecutive meetings, and to abide by the library code of conduct while in the library. Failure to meet these requirements may result in removal from the Teen Advisory Board. How do you join? Come to a meeting! We’ll be glad to let you sit in and observe. If you decide TAB is the place for you, we’ll make sure you get an application that you’ll need to fill out and return to any branch location.