TAB Application 2019
The mission of the Princeton Public Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is to strengthen the bridge between the teen community and the library, to encourage teen participation, and share the diverse ideas, interests and voices of teens.

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) of the Princeton Public Library is an exciting opportunity for Princeton high school students to develop valuable leadership skills while contributing to the Library and the Princeton community. TAB members are active, creative, passionate advocates of the Library and dedicate considerable time and energy to creating and executing projects that support the Board's mission.

This application consists of three sections and should take less than an hour to complete:
-Personal Information (below)
-Teen Advisory Board Information, where you will be asked to complete four brief essay questions
-Other Information, where we get to see a little more of your personality and where you will be asked for your availability for a potential interview occurring between June 3-14.

The deadline to apply for the Teen Advisory Board is May 31, 2019 at 6:00PM. Please note that applicants may also be asked to complete a brief 30-minute interview.

You will be notified of acceptance by June 18, 2019.

What It Means to be a TAB Member
For the 2019-2020 school year, TAB members commit to:

1) Attending a TAB kick-off event on Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9AM - 2PM. This fun kick-off event is mandatory and will give members a chance to meet each other, learn more about the goals and objectives of TAB and the library, and start planning for the school year.

2) Attending two TAB meetings per month, which (depending on what your interests are) will be held on the first, second, third, and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm, from September 10, 2019 to June 2020. Meetings last one hour and are held at the library.

3) Working in small groups to plan, publicize, run, and evaluate at least one program, event, or series during the 2019-20 year.

4) Volunteering at least 20 hours at the library between September 2019 - June 2020. TAB members will be provided with volunteer opportunities, and they are also welcome to suggest others. Volunteer hours may include assisting at library events, volunteering with day-to-day library operations, or coordinating the programs initiated by TAB.

5) Publicizing and participating, whenever possible, in Library initiatives for teens and their families.

6) Selecting a book to read (outside of the school reading list) and preparing a short book talk about your selection for members of the community.

Please note that while we encourage all student engagement at the library, the Teen Advisory Board is limited to 20 members, and we aim to ensure that the Board is a diverse, balanced representation of the Princeton teen community. You are also welcome to contact us directly at teenvolunteer@princetonlibrary.org to learn about existing opportunities or discuss creating a volunteer opportunity suited to your skills and interests.

Personal Information
First Name *
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Last Name *
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Your Date of Birth *
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Your School for the 2019-2020 school year *
You must attend high school in Princeton to be on the Teen Advisory Board.
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Your Grade for the 2019-2020 school year
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Your Library Card Number *
To be on our Teen Advisory Board, you are required to have a library card. If you do not have a Princeton Public Library Card, please apply here: https://www.princetonlibrary.org/card/
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Email *
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Phone Number *
Please use the format XXX-XXX-XXXX
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Major Commitments for 2019-2020 *
Please list your major commitments for the upcoming school year, including extra-curricular activities, sports, or anything else that will require your time and attention.
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