“There’s nothing to do for Teens in this Town . . .” Wrong! Never heard of the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)? It may be the best-kept secret around. It’s like that perfect undiscovered hiking trail, camping spot, fishing hole, scenic getaway that you only tell a deserving few about. Well, deserving-few-reading-this-library blog, you are hereby formally invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what we offer.
So far this year. . .
“Yallapalooza” Youth Fiction Authors’ Book-Signing at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe
Arizona State University (ASU) “Night of the Open Door” Expo, Tempe Campus
Sat, 14 @ 7pm: “Can’t Take it With You” Play at Camp Verde High School, featuring two of our TABsters.
- Teen Tech Week 19th-21st :
- Mario Kart Marathon (Thurs)
- Sphero Robot Races (Fri)
- Digital Photography & Graphic Art Workshop (Sat)
- Spring Heritage Pecan & Wine Festival 28th-29th:
Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony
Kiwanis Kids Kite-Flying
Tree Advisory Committee Interactive Booth
We meet every Saturday 2pm to plan Teen events and have a weekly Teen Night 5:30pm-10:00pm—all at the Library! Click Here for Event Calendar and Facebook page.
We plan field trips for every month, have game nights, movie nights, throw parties, road trip out of town, and have all kinds of fun, for sure. But, we are also serious about: 1) improving the library, 2) serving the community, 3) building skills and shaping futures; and we are structured with high expectations and high accountability.
We wrote our own ByLaws (7 pages!), have a Mission & Vision Statement, Officers–President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Affairs Officer, and a signed agreement for Standards of Behavior on file for every Teen.
TAB is the Teen representative body for the Library, TRUE. We decide which Books, CDs, DVDs, and Electronic materials should go on the shelves; design the Teen Library space, and promote reading. However, our scope extends beyond the Library, to the total development of the individual, and to serving the community at large.
Improve life for Teens in Camp Verde through the Library, by offering an inspiring, second-home environment that builds leaders and empowers them to go beyond expectation. We want the world to know that the Library is a vibrant, valuable, ever-evolving place that can positively impact the local Community and beyond, through Teens.
Highlights of 2014
- ASU, NAU, Yavapai College
- Prescott / Prescott Valley Libraries, 4 Phoenix Libraries
- Out of Africa
- SciFi Convention
- UV Color Splash benefit run
- 6 Town Council Public Hearings and Presentations
- Cornfest, Fort Verde Days, Trick or Treat on Main Street, Christmas Parade
- First Teen AZ E-Book Contest Judges
- Featured in 10 Articles in The Bugle
- Raised $800 for local Teens with Cancer