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 the entire Sacramento Public Library System.
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
Work on projects of interest to their local communities, such as charity drives. A great example is the school supply drive that the Fair Oaks Library TAB carried out for a local elementary school.
If you’re interested in joining a TAB near you, please check this schedule, then come on out to a meeting. Sacramento Public Library would like to add more TABs, but currently has active groups at the following branches:
Sacramento Public Library is also looking for a few teens to serve on our Systemwide Teen Advisory Board (STAB). The Systemwide Board works on longer-term projects that help create new library programs.
If you would like to work with the Systemwide TAB, please send an email to STAB@saclibrary.org.