Teen Advisory Board

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Teen Advisory Board

The Springfield City Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) was developed with you in mind! It’s your chance to share your ideas about improving library services and to hang out with other Springfield teens.

What is TAB?

TAB is a group of teens who meet once a month to share ideas, plan events, talk about books, and more! TAB is a leadership opportunity. When you join, you’ll earn volunteer hours and gain experience to put on your resume or college application!

Who Should Apply?

Qualified applicants should:

  • Be a teen ages 13-18
  • Be able to commit 1 hour to TAB per month. TAB meets via Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Enjoy working as a team
  • Be respectful toward your fellow board members
  • Be ready to talk about your ideas for library events and offer thoughtful comments on the suggestions that others make
What are the benefits?

When you join TAB, you:

  • Flex your leadership skills
  • Gain valuable volunteer experience that can be included on resumes or college applications
  • Qualify for volunteer hours
  • Get the chance to request a reference letter for college, internships, or job applications

Please note:

The Springfield City Library TAB is rooted in the principles of respect, humility, and acceptance. We welcome teens of all racial and ethnic groups, religious affiliations, financial backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities. It’s important that we work together to make TAB a safe, fun space for all, where we celebrate the things that make you who you are!

If you’re interested in joining the Springfield City Library TAB, the next step is to fill out the online application.

If you have questions about TAB or its membership responsibilities, email Emma Peterson at epeterson@springfieldlibrary.org or call (413) 263-6858.

We’re excited to collaborate with you!