What does the Teen Advisory Board do?

TAB’s mission is to help the Richland Community Library better serve the needs and interests of local teens. TAB currently meets on a monthly basis to brainstorm ideas and provide feedback about teen library programs, materials and to sign up for ongoing volunteer opportunities. 

Tasks for Board Members

  • Help spread the word about programs and services for teens at the Library. 
  • Volunteer at Library programs like Summer Reading Programs, S.T.E.M. Saturdays or Art Club. 
  • Be an active Library user in order to provide targeted feedback about programs and services. 
  • Share your ideas at monthly TAB Meetings!

Teen Advisory Board Membership Requirements

Members of the Richland Community Library Teen Advisory Board must:

  • Be 11-18 years old.
  • Complete permission form to participate.
  • Attend monthly meetings.
  • Volunteer as needed for library programming. 

Benefits of Membership

  • Brainstorm ideas to impact the Teen Services Department of the Library. 
  • Spend time with other teens planning enjoyable events.
  • Members receive volunteer hours for school.
  • Members will develop marketable leadership skills.
  • Participation can be listed on job, scholarship and college applications. 
  • Make a difference in your community. 
  • Free TAB T-Shirt!
  • Snacks & Drinks at every meeting!
  • Games and arts/crafts may also occur at meetings. 

Contact the Teen Services Librarian at rclteens@gmail.com for more information.

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