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What is TAB?

Teen Advisory Board at IPPL is a forum for teens in grades 7-12

  • To have fun and meet other teens who enjoy reading and the library
  • To have a voice in planning library activities for teens
  • To help promote library services to your friends and peers
  • To gain leadership skills and community service hours

Who can join TAB?

  • Teens in grades 7-12 who have an IPPL card or attend a school in our district.

What responsibilities do TAB members have?

  • Attend a minimum of 7 of the regularly scheduled board meetings
  • Actively participate in at least one TAB Subcommittee
  • Set an example of appropriate library behavior for other teens and library users
  • Promote IPPL’s programs and services in your school and our community
  • Suggest materials (books, DVDs, etc), 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 plan special events or work on special projects.  Not every committee meets year round, so it is possible to serve on more than one.  Subcommittees for 2014-2015 are:

  • Write-On planning & promoting our annual creative writing festival in November
  • Gaming planning and staffing gaming tournaments and open play events all year
  • The Sound planning & promoting our 3rd annual teen music festival in June



TAB meets September to May on the 3rd Saturday from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.  We discuss and plan upcoming activities, talk about good books, websites and programs, and think about ways the library can better serve teens in our community.  You will earn community service hours for the time you spend at TAB meetings and the time you spend helping with programs or services at the library.  

Contact the Kids and Teens Ask Us Desk at (630) 887-8760 ext. 264 for details.


2014 TAB Application