Bklyn Library Youth Council & Urban Art Jamm 2018-2019
Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Bklyn Library Youth Council and Urban Art Jamm!

First: Please review the program information on website:
www.bklynlibrary.org/support/volunteer/bklyn-library-youth

Then: Submit the application below by Monday, October 15th. Plan to spend about 15-20 minutes on your answers.

Note: This form must be completed by you, the teen applicant.

After You Apply: Everyone will receive a follow-up email by 5pm on Wednesday, October 17th. Select applicants will be invited for an interview, which will take place after school on October 17, 18, 24, or 25. Please save these dates.

Questions: If you have questions or do not receive a follow-up email, please email: youthcouncil@bklynlibrary.org.

Thank you! PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL and JUNK MAIL for our reply on October 17th.

About You
Last Name *
Your answer
First Name *
Your answer
Age *
Your answer
Grade *
Your answer
School *
Your answer
Email *
Your answer
Parent / Guardian Email
Your answer
Phone *
Best number to reach you
Your answer
How did you find out about the program? *
Who told you and/or where did you find out?
Your answer
Have you applied for Youth Council in the past? *
Have you ever attended the Urban Art Jamm? *
If so, were you a performer/artist, or an audience member? *
Have you participated in a program or volunteer position at Brooklyn Public Library before?
If so, write below. If not, leave blank.
Your answer
Were you nominated by a BPL librarian or other adult? (Not required.)
If so, write their name and where they work below. If not, no problem - leave blank.
Your answer
Do you have any of the special skills or connections below? *
Check ONE-THREE of your strongest areas.
Required
Tell us more about the skills and experience you checked off above. *
3-5 sentences.
Your answer
Commitment
Are you available to attend our monthly meetings? *
Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM at Central Library, plus a few additional Wednesdays in April and May (11/14, 12/19, 1/16, 3/20, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 5/8, 5/15)
Are you available to attend our mid-winter break intensive? *
Tuesday-Thursday, February 19-21 from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you available all day on Saturday April 13 for the Urban Art Jamm event ? *
If you said "no" to any of the above, you may comment here. (Optional.)
Your answer
Short Essays
We'd like to know a little more about your interest in the Library, and your ideas for our spring event. Please share a short answer (3-5 sentences) to each question below.
1) Why do you think libraries are important for teens? *
3-5 sentences
Your answer
2) How could BPL improve its programs and services for teens? *
3-5 sentences
Your answer
3) If you could choose a theme for this year's Urban Art Jamm, what would it be and why? *
The Urban Art Jamm is a large teen event featuring visual and performing artists. This year we will have a theme to unite the art and performances. Please write 3-5 sentences on your idea for a theme, why you think teens will like it, and why it's important.
Your answer
4) What makes you a good leader and a good collaborator/team member? *
3--5 sentences. Think about all the skills and attributes that might be important for planning a large arts event for your peers.
Your answer
5) Why do you want to be a part of the BKLYN Library Youth Council and Urban Art Jamm? *
3-5 sentences
Your answer
6) Other info you'd like to share. (Optional.)
Are you better at speaking than writing? Is English not your first language? Do you have a special skill related to the program that can't be highlighted in this application? If there's something like this you want to share, we invite you to make a brief note here. (1-2 sentences.) Thanks!
Your answer
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