Teens Get Involved in Local Library


Jordan Hizel writes, Many preteens and teens today seek ways to get community service.

Many preteens and teens today seek ways to get community service. These community service hours are often used for school and/or the college application process. However, most teens between the ages of 11 and 18 find there are not many places that will allow them to volunteer without an adult accompanying them. Now Jefferson County Public Libraries offer a unique way for teens to make a difference for our communities and gain community service hours. Stanley Lake Library Teen Advisory Board or TAB for short is a great opportunity for teens interested in improving literary in their community. The Stanley Lake Teen Advisory Board, run by Jenna Obee, meets the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. TAB works on various projects such as locating other places teens can volunteer to choosing the posters that will be displayed in the teen areas of the library. Currently, the teen advisory board is helping with registration for the summer reading program offered by the Jefferson County Libraries. The Stanley Lake Teen Advisory Board is open to boys and girls ages 11 to 18. It is a fun way for teens to get together, make new friends, and just have a great time. TAB teens also get to make decisions that affect the entire teen library program. See if your library has a teen advisory board like the one at Stanley Lake Library. If not Stanley Lake Library is currently accepting applications for TAB. The board currently has 15 members, but has room for many more. So, if you are in sixth grade or up, interested in promoting literacy and just want to be involved in your community be sure to pick up an application at Stanley Lake Library. Get involved!