Teen Advisory Board

The Lewes Public Library aims to better serve teen patrons through guidance provided by the Teen Advisory Board.

WHAT IS THE TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)?

TAB is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the library, focusing on teen programs and the Young Adult library collection. TAB provides a forum to have opinions and suggestions for the library heard. Members of TAB have the opportunity to gain volunteer hours and to apply for leadership positions within the Board.

BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Suggest and brainstorm new teen activities for the library.
  • Provide input on which Young Adult books and materials are added to the library collection.
  • Regularly attend monthly meetings.
  • Assist with at least 3 teen programs per year.
  • Additional projects and tasks as determined by the Board.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Students in grades 6-12 who:

    • Attend the Cape Henlopen School District -or-
    • Are homeschooled and live in the Lewes area -or-
    • Attend school elsewhere and use Lewes as their home library.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Serve a term of at least one academic year (September-May).
  • Be respectful of the opinions of others.
  • Represent the library with integrity and courtesy.

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Monthly board meetings (1 hour per month).
  • Additional time as needed for planning, activities, and volunteer service.

BENEIFTS OF PARTICIPATING:

  • Board members directly improve and enhance the library’s teen program.
  • Members will develop planning, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership opportunities within the board are available.
  • Participation qualifies for community service hours.
  • Involvement may be included on college and/or job applications.
  • Reference letters for college and/or job applications will be provided.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity please email leweslibraryteens@gmail.com or call 302-645-2733.

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Click here for a Teen Advisory Board Membership Application.