Teen Advisory Board
Upcoming meetings and events:
Check out the “Upcoming Events” on the Teens and Young Adults page for activities to join!
What is the Teen Advisory Board?
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens between 6th and 12th grade who are interested in becoming more involved in their community and library.
What does a Teen Advisory Board do?
Teens can give input on the books and other materials the library purchases, contribute to blogs or other library publications, help lead/create programming, volunteer at events, organize community service projects, and/or influence how their library serves teens. In short, a TAB will help to select materials that they and other teens would like to see in the library. They will be able to develop programs and events that they will enjoy, and hopefully bring other teens to the library.
What else does TAB do besides choose books and other materials?
What a Teen Advisory Board does is only limited by the imagination and the desire of the people involved. As long as it is not illegal or dangerous, participants will have an opportunity to explore whatever activities they wish.
- Sponsoring book and activity clubs like anime/manga, tech/gaming, or writers’ groups
- Build an escape room, plan a scavenger hunt, plan a costume party
- Creating and maintaining a website or page specifically for teens
- Book and material delivery to home-bound patrons
- Gaming tournament with teen-made trophies
- After school homework help or computer mentors
- Read-a-thon or a library overnight “lock-in”
- Fundraising activities for the library or TAB
- Finals Week Study-a-Thon
Who can join TAB?
Anyone who is currently in 6th through 12th grade in school.
Will there be food?
We always try to have snacks during every meeting!
When will TAB meet?
Teens who show up at the current meeting work together to schedule the next meeting.
Typically meetings have been on the second Monday of the month at 5 pm and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 pm. If you haven’t been to a meeting before, don’t worry! Attendance at all meetings is NOT a requirement.
Members can be added to a group chat to get reminders of meetings if desired!
How do I get involved?
Call the library at (715) 926-4403, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, message us on Facebook or stop in and let us know! RSVP-ing is not required but is appreciated to make sure we have enough snacks, supplies, etc. for every attendee.