Teen Library Council Applications Available

May 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


At last! May is the month to apply for the Teen Library Council!

Print off a Teen Library Council (TLC) information sheet and application from the library's website any time beginning May 1. Or pick them up at the YA Desk. Return your completed application to the YA Desk by closing time on May 31. Young Adult Services manager Hope Baugh will contact you to set up an interview sometime over the summer. New members will be notified in mid-August.

You must be going into grades 7-12 for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Teen Library Council is a dedicated group of teens who meet monthly with Hope and other YA staff to:

  • Discuss and recommend books, movies, music, and more.
  • Help plan selected library programs such as the TLC's Yule Ball.
  • Give input on library issues related to teens.
  • Promote reading.
  • Promote use of the library.
  • Assist in selecting print books and eBooks to purchase for the library's Young Adult collections.

The Teen Library Council (TLC) is different from the library's Teen Volunteer Corps (TVC) in that it requires more from teens in terms of the commitment and the application process. You may apply for the TVC year-round but we only accept applications for the TLC in May.

Look for the Teen Library Council's Choice Picks at the top of the library's stairs. Three or more members of the TLC over the years have read and would highly recommend each of the books in that collection.