Teen Advisory Boards (TABs) at the Library are groups of teens who meet regularly, usually monthly, to volunteer and help design projects and programs for our libraries. Why do teens join TABs at the Library?
First, there are the fun reasons, like making new friends, having interesting new experiences and enjoying a generally good time. Then there are the practical reasons, such as:
Satisfying community service requirements — many schools now have them.
Gaining leadership experience.
Doing something that looks great on college applications.
Work on projects at your local branch — or join the Systemwide Teen Advisory Board (STAB) to take on initiatives that affect all of our libraries.
Several of our libraries have local TABs, managed by a youth librarian who works at that location. These groups design programs and volunteer at their local branches and also work on projects of interest to their local communities, such as charity drives.
If you’re interested in joining a TAB near you, please check this schedule, then come on out to a meeting. Currently we have active groups at the following branches and are interested in adding more:
- Arcade Library
- Arden-Dimick Library
- Fair Oaks Library
- Franklin Library
- McKinley Library
- North Highlands-Antelope Library
- North Natomas Library
- North Sacramento-Hagginwood Library
- Rancho Cordova Library
- Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven
- South Natomas
- Valley Hi-North Laguna Library
Sacramento Public Library is also looking for a few teens to serve on STAB. The systemwide board works on longer-term projects that help create new library programs, like our annual Yule Ball event.
If you would like to work with STAB, please send an email to STAB@saclibrary.org.