(Pre) Teen Advisory Board

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How to apply:

  • Fill out the online form here 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