Teen Advisory Board

Posted on April 12, 2021

by Jenny Minich

Do you know teens who want to get more involved in this community and develop leadership skills? Invite them to participate on the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at LPCPL! We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from September-May. Students have the option of attending in person or via Zoom. Students in grades 7 and up can participate in TAB for one hour of volunteer work each month.   


Register for the April and May meetings on our online calendar of events: https://laporte.libnet.info/events


TAB Member Spotlight

TAB member Alisha Smith, a 9th grader at John Glenn High School said about our March meeting,

It was wonderful to finally have an in-person meeting. While I did enjoy having meetings over zoom, it felt good to be in-person for a change. In the zoom meeting we didn’t participate nearly as much as we did in person. This was a great opportunity to meet my fellow members in TAB, seeing as we all are from different areas, and were able to do a couple projects. I enjoyed using the equipment in the Maker Lab to make the TAB t-shirts. I also enjoyed painting kindness rocks. Everyone seemed to enjoy painting and casually talking in a way we had not before. I am excited and look forward to our next meeting.” 


TAB Projects

At our March meeting, teens learned how to use makerspace equipment (the Cricut® and heat press) to make shirts and painted kindness rocks. These projects were ideas generated by TAB members. They are also planning to launch an Anime Club and members have assisted with English and Spanish language recordings for Dial-A-Story as well as Booktalk recommendations for younger students. Thanks Ali for sharing your thoughts about TAB in this blog post! 


Jenny Minich

Jenny Minich

Jenny stays up-to-date on the newest tech for kids and teachers, and her favorite days at work are STEAM Camp days. She likes all the stuff your grandma probably likes – genealogy, DIY, and Midwestern resourcefulness. Jenny lives on a farm with her husband, their 2 teenage children, and an unofficial petting zoo.
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