Teen Advisory Board

Are you a middle or high school student interested in leadership opportunities to help with job and college applications? Do you know a teen who loves the library? The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to help make decisions on Teen activities, book selections, decorations, and more! Our TAB members take an active role in helping our community by also volunteering their time to assist with Libraries activities! Please see below for more information.

Rotating Teen Events

The Library now offers several rotating Teen events every month! Check out our calendar online, check out our Facebook page, or contact us for more information!

Current Rotating Events:

– Teen Robotics/ Coding – Every first Sat. of the month (10am-2pm)

– Teen Game Day – Every third Saturday of the month (10am-2pm)

– Teen Book Club – Every fourth Wednesday of the month (5-6pm)


Teen Summer Internship 2023:

Are you a teen and looking for something to do this summer? How about being an Intern at the Jefferson Public Library? JPL is looking for two high school aged students (ages 14-18 years old) to dedicate two 4-hour days a week during our Summer Reading Program to help out at the Library. Teens will receive valuable work experience, the opportunity to learn and grow, and experience to put on a job application or college application. Applications can be picked up in person at the Library or downloaded from this link here:  Teen Summer Internship PDF or by clicking the link below. Completed applications can be dropped off at the Library or scanned and emailed to info@jeffersonpubliclibrary.org. Please contact the Library if you have any questions! We hope to hear from you soon!

Secret Attic Escape Room

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Teen Advisory Board


The Jefferson Public Library Teen Advisory Board is a leadership development program for middle and high school-aged youth. Members work with Jefferson Librarians to plan and host one annual program targeted at teens, read and review upcoming YA books, and take on other projects aimed at improving Teen services. Members might decorate for seasons and holidays, assist with selected events for children and teens, and give feedback on Teen materials and activities.

Membership is open by application to a limited number of middle school and high school students. Applications will be considered from students entering 7th to 11th grades. After a review of written applications, finalists are invited to in-person interviews to complete the selection process.

As a member of the Teen Advisory Board, you would be expected to:

Serve for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 7 years.
Attend monthly meetings of the Teen Advisory Board. Meetings are typically scheduled from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
Notify the librarians in advance if you will be absent for a meeting.
Actively and respectfully participate in TAB meetings and activities.
Attend additional TAB works sessions as needed.
Act as a community ambassador for the Library.
Provide a current email address so that the Library can communicate about upcoming meetings and work sessions, and regularly check that email to stay informed.
Regularly read YA and Teen books and offer reviews and recommendations.
Applications can be picked up in person at the library or downloaded right from this page below.

Completed applications for 2022 can be returned in person at the library, by email to jeffpl@CCRLS.org, or by mail to PO box 1068, Jefferson, OR, 97352.