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Youth Advisory Council

Want your voice heard at the library? Join the TBPL Youth Advisory Council (YAC)!


Our mission:

  • To encourage teens to use the library and raise awareness of the library and its resources among teens
  • To provide a youth perspective on library services


Why join?

  • YAC membership is a great addition to resumes, college and university applications
  • Complete required volunteer hours for graduation while gaining valuable leadership and volunteer experience and a professional reference from the Youth Services Librarian
  • Contribute to the community and meet like-minded youth

What will you do?

  • Provide input on planning of youth programs and purchasing of youth library materials
  • Visit Chapters to pick out books to add to the library collection
  • Support library staff in making the library collections, events, and space welcoming and inclusive to teen patrons
  • Provide guidance for TBPL's online presence, including social media and our blog

 Upcoming Meetings & Programs:

Wednesday January 10 @ 6:30-8pm

De-Stress Fest: Wed Jan 31 @5pm

Wednesday February 14 @ 6:30-8pm

Wednesday March 7 @6:30-8pm

Harry Potter Movie Marathon & Fandom Frolic: Monday March 12

Click here to complete the registration form online, or here to print a paper copy.

For more information, email Laura at tbpl%23ca|lprinselaar


What do past YAC members say about their experience? 

I made a lot of new friends. It's cool to talk to other nerds.

It's fun and a great way to be involved in the community.

I really enjoy taking part in the meetings.

[My favourite part was] the honest conversations.

I really enjoyed talking about big issues, like Freedom to Read Week and sexism in YA literature.

I liked that we didn't just talk about books, but other issues in our community/world.


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