Teen Advisory Groups are volunteer groups of teens who work with the Teen Librarians to provide a teen perspective on the services and materials that the Dakota County Library offers. At this time, Teen Advisory Groups are set up at the following libraries: Farmington, Heritage, Galaxie, Pleasant Hill, Robert Trail and Wentworth. Duties of Teen Advisory Groups
What Teen Advisory Groups do is partially determined by the member. Here are some of the things they can do:
- Suggest or recommend books, CDs and movies for the library.
- Help plan, organize and attend teen programs
- Volunteer at library events
- Help with programs for younger children
- Design bulletin boards and assist with creating displays
Teen Advisory Groups are fun
Teen Advisory Groups offer a chance to get together with friends and give your opinion and thoughts on what the library offers teens. Meetings are a lot of fun, and your ideas make a difference.
Students age 12–17 can join
Membership is open to students age 12–17. You may continue to serve until you graduate or turn 18 years old, whichever is first. Members must follow library policies and guidelines and behave in a manner appropriate for a representative of TAG and the Dakota County Library.
Groups meet once a month
Teen Advisory Groups meet once a month for an hour to discuss issues that relate to teens and the library. In addition, you may choose to spend time volunteering for programs and other TAG activities.
You can always stop by a TAG meeting to decide if you want to join. Otherwise, fill out the application form, have a parent sign it and return in to your library.
For any questions, contact the following contacts: