Teen Advisory Board Summits

For the third year, the New Jersey Library Association and the New Jersey State Library are proud to support the state-wide Teen Advisory Board Summits. The intention of this program is to allow teens who advocate for libraries to really get a chance to meet other like-minded teens who are also passionate in their love for their libraries.NewJersey

Libraries and librarians have professional meetings where we can share experiences and feel a sense of community, but Teen Advisory Boards can feel isolated and there were no resources in place to allow them to all interact. These Summit meetings allow exactly that: teens can meet and share experiences and learn from each other. The Summits offer a sense of community to the teens who work so closely with libraries and each Summit is also a unique chance for librarians to see each other directly interacting with their teens. Each individual librarian has his or her own style, and it is amazing to see the many ways everyone has of interacting and working together. It is illuminating and eye opening for both librarians and teens to see the many ways and styles that TAB groups can work.

This year’s Teen Advisory Board Summits will be held in the following locations:

March 8 (1:30-4:30):
Princeton Public Library
Atlantic City Public Library
Free Public Library of Hasbrouck Heights

March 22′  (1-4):
Cherry Hill Public Library
Bernards Township Library

Submitted by Saleena Davidson
South Brunswick Public Library

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