What is TAB?

The Teen Advisory Board is a forum for teens in grades 7th-12th:

  • To have fun and meet other teens
  • To have a voice in planning library activities for teens
  • To assist librarians with programs and events for children
  • To gain leadership skills and earn community services hours

Who can join TAB?

Teens in grades 7-12 who have an IPPL card or attend a school within the library's district.


When does TAB meet?

TAB meets September - May on the 3rd Saturday from 2:30-4:30 pm. We discuss and plan upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, and consider ways the library can better serve teens in our community. You will earn community services hours for the time your spend at TAB meetings and the time you spend assisting with other programs or services at the library.


What responsibilities do TAB members have?

  • Attend a minimum of seven regularly scheduled board meetings
  • Actively participate in one TAB subcommittee
  • Promote IPPL's programs and services in your school and community
  • Suggest materials, programs, and services for teens
  • Plan, market, and assist with programming in the Kids & Teens Department

What are TAB Subcommittees?

TAB Subcommittees meet during TAB meetings to work on special events and projects. Not every committee meets year round, so it is possible to participate on more than one. Subcommittees for 2015-2016 are:

  • Teen Programs - planning and promoting programs for teens
  • Youth Programs - planning and assisting with programs for children
  • Gaming - planning and staffing gaming tournaments and other related events
  • The Sound - planning and promoting our annual teen music competition in June

Contact Heidi Estrada at (630) 887-8760 ext. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Download a TAB Application