What is the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)?
The South Huntington Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an active volunteer organization that works on behalf of the library's Young Adult community. The Teen Advisory Board plans and hosts a variety of library events such as:
- Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge
- Virtual Community Service
- Volunteering at the Library
- Library Budget Vote for Children
- Bedtime Book Buddies
- Children’s Winter Reading Carnival
- 10 Minute Game Show
Membership in the Teen Advisory Board is open to all teens in grades 6-12 and qualifies as community service. Meetings are held in the Young Adult Library on the third Tuesday of the month at 7PM from September through June.
Additional opportunities for community service in our library are presented at these meetings. Members in 7th-12th grade who have completed a Volunteering at the Library program are eligible to sign up for these opportunities.
New members are always welcome!
Seven leaders under the supervision of the YA librarian lead the Board. Elections for Executive Board are held during the May TAB meeting and those elected serve a term for one year beginning July 1 and ending June 30. In order to hold a position on the Executive Board, members must meet the following qualifications:
- Entering 8th grade or higher
- Must have been an active member* for at least one year and remain active while serving on the board.
- Must be willing to attend monthly executive board meetings.
Executive Board members organize and plan TAB meeting and events. Acting as leaders, Executive Board members are required to attend at least three TAB events and act as a Coordinator for at least one during their term. They also assist in creating the yearly TAB calendar and meeting agenda.
*Active members attend 65% of the meetings and participate in at least 2 TAB events