The South Pasadena Public Library will be launching a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) this fall. The purpose of this group is to gather a small team of high school students, and allow them to brainstorm ideas and express opinions about how the Library could be better for teens. They will share thoughts about improving the Teen Zone, recommend materials for the Library to purchase, help plan events specifically for teens, and assist at Library programs.

TAB will run from September 19th – December 5th, 2018 with meetings on selected Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. If the fall session is a success, a second session will take place in the Spring (Feb-April). Students must apply for each session and may serve a maximum of two. One of the main goals of the group is to plan events for teens, one of which will take place during either the Teen Read Week in October or the National Library Week in April, depending on the session. Students will earn community service hours for attending the meetings and helping with the events.

TAB will encourage students to think creatively, meet new people and make friends, work together, problem solve and plan with other teens, and have fun while gaining experience and helping the Library. By joining TAB, they will earn community service hours and can add their achievements to resumes and college applications.

For more information about TAB and how to apply, please visit www.southpasadena.ca.gov/TAB. For more information about other upcoming free library youth programs, visit the Library at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena or call Children’s Services at (626) 403-7358. The Library is located at 1100 Oxley Street and the Library Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Library hours are Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Monday and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Find the South Pasadena Public Library on Facebook.

Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to these events. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov.

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