Fill out the online formhere or pick up a print form from the library front desk
Turn in paper form with parent/guardian signature for those 17 and younger
Students 16 and older will need to pass a criminal background check
Applicants will be contacted via preferred method listed on their application if accepted to become a member
Note: Filling out an application does not guarantee acceptance to the TAB, but your application will be kept on file for a year if there are no current openings
*Currently we are NOT serving as a site for community service connected to juvenile (youth) probation*
Preteen/Teen Advisory Board
What is TAB?
A preteen/teen advisory board is a group that meets to help the library plan and create programs tailored to their interests.
Who can join TAB?
Membership is open to those aged 8-12 for the preteen-advisory board, 13-18 for the teen advisory board. Students must be currently enrolled in an elementary, middle school, or high school program via public school or homeschool, for example.
Why Join TAB?
Help make decisions that affect teens in the library and the community
Help plan library programs, events, displays, service projects, and more
Earn community service hours*
Gain volunteer and leadership experience and job skills to add to your resume, high school, and college applications
Make new friends and have fun
What is expected of TAB members?
Regularly attend monthly meetings and notify library staff if a meeting will be missed
Be an active participant in the group, be willing to share ideas, and interact in meetings
Act as a library ambassador and all-around model of good preteen/teen behavior
Volunteer at as many teen library programs as your schedule allows, with a minimum commitment of 2 per year.
Students under 14 do not need a guardian present to attend a TAB meeting or event; however, if students under 14 volunteer outside of a TAB meeting or event, a parent or guardian must be present to provide active supervision