What is TASC?

The Teen Advisory and Service Committee is a forum for teens in grades 7-12:

  • To have fun and meet other teens
  • To have a voice in planning library activities for teens
  • To help librarians with programs and events for children
  • To gain leadership and basic job skills while earning community services hours

Who can join TASC?

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


When does TASC meet?

TASC meets September through May on the third Saturday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We discuss and plan upcoming activities, volunteer opportunities, and about ways the library can better serve teens in our community. You will earn community service hours for your time at TASC meetings and assisting with library programs and services.


What responsibilities do TASC members have?

  • Attend a minimum of four of the regularly scheduled board meetings and complete a minimum of 20 hours
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours
  • Actively participate in at least one TASC subcommittee
  • Promote IPPL's programs and services in their school and community
  • Suggest materials, programs, and services for teens and the community
  • Plan, market, and assist with programming in the Kids & Teens Department
  • Communicate with the TASC coordinator and committee members
  • Recognize and honor TASC commitments

What are TASC subcommittees?

TASC subcommittees meet during TASC 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 2018-2019 will be discussed at the first meeting. Past subcommittees have included:


TASC is a year-long commitment. Please take time to consider your personal priorities and speak with your guardian to determine if TASC is the best fit for you. Completed applications should be submitted by August 18, 2018 for consideration.

Contact Heidi Estrada at 630/887-0718 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Printable application for 2018-2019

Online application for 2018-2019