What is a Teen Advisory Board? (aka TAB)

A Teen Advisory Board, or TAB, is a way that teens 14 years and older can have a leadership role at their local library.

How TABs work

Why join?

  • You're giving back to the community
  • You'll expand your network
  • It's a fun and rewarding way to get leadership, communication, and team-building skills
  • It's impressive on resumes and job applications
  • Volunteer/service hours that really make a difference

What's possible? What do they do?
PCPL believes that teens are leaders

Here are examples of projects that the different library TABS have worked on:

  • International art exchanges
  • Participate in the nomination committee for national Teen Top Ten Book Award (YALSA)
  • Blogging book reviews for the PCPL website
  • Help plan the Annual Rising Voices Youth Summit with other youth groups
  • Advise library staff on teen programming and new furniture/equipment for teen room
  • Assist with library programs like storytime and holiday events
  • Take the lead planning and hosting a series of programs like Talk with a Veteran
  • Clothing and book drives
  • Help out at a cat shelter
  • Ronald McDonald House Chef for a Day