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 Responsibilites:

  • 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.


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.


  • 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.

Benefits of Participation:

  • 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.

Download a printout of this information.

Download for a Teen Advisory Board Membership Application.

TAB meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Delaware Room.
Meetings are open to the public (teens). You do not need to be a member to come to meetings but you do need to be a member to vote.

Read over TAB Information Sheet and fill out an application if you would like to become an official Lewes Public Library Teen Advisory Board Member.

Meeting Minutes















Teen Advisory Board Commissioners  


  • Ella Walker, President
  • Ava Lenz, Vice President
  • Mia Dorsch, Secretary
  • Sophia Chilelli, Engagement Manager
  • Thomas Blair, Member at Large
  • Nolan Rogers, Member at Large
  • Jack Burbage, Member at Large
  • Colin Phelps, Member at Large
  • Audrey White, Member at Large
  • Liam Ramsey, Member at Large
  • Isaiah Magathan, Member at Large

*We are currently seeking a Secretary. If you would like more information on this position, come to a TAB meeting or email: ava.lenz@lib.de.us.