Teen Advisory Boards

Teen Advisory Boards (TAB) give people in grades 7 – 12 a voice at the library. TABs help the teen librarians figure out if vampires are still hot, if real magazines are necessary in the face of so much good stuff online, or whether people want to email questions to librarians. We turn to TAB for answers about what teens really like and want. TAB members may also help plan and carry out events — for people their age, or for little kids — decorate the teen area in their libraries, or make a library-themed movie like this one.

TAB groups meet once a month.  Beginning June 1, 2011 TAB members must be at least 12 years of age, and  in the 7th through 12th grade or the equivalent. All TAB groups will be limited to 25 members.  Regular attendance is required; choose one group from the list below. If you are interested in joining TAB, complete an application form and give it to a teen librarian at your library.

Northside TAB-Dumbarton and North Park Libraries
East End TAB-Fairfield Library
West End TAB-Tuckahoe and Gayton Libraries
Northwest TAB-Twin Hickory and Glen Allen Libraries
Varina TAB-Varina and Sandston Libraries

Teen librarians look forward to seeing you online or at the library!