Baltimore County Public Library Announces Teen Advisory Board


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BALTIMORE COUNTY - Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) has announced the creation of its new Teen Advisory Board program. Applications to join the TAB are open through November 13, and BCPL encourages any 13 to 18-year-olds to apply.

According to BCPL, the TAB helps teenagers gain leadership and teamwork skills, create a teen-led community service project, give input on programs, services, and new initiatives, earn service-learning hours and make new friends.

The library also hopes to gain new insights into how to make Baltimore County Public Libraries more attractive to young patrons.

BCPL has 19 branches, broken into three regions: east, west, and central; 15 teenagers will be selected from each area to serve on that region’s board. TAB requirements include:

  • Attending a monthly meeting from December through March at their local library.
  • Actively participating in the creation of a community service project.
  • Working well in a team and independently and having excellent communication skills.

Members will be selected based on criteria such as proper and thoughtful completion of the application, timely submission of the application, availability, and the number of teens that apply per branch.

Region Breakdown:

  • West Region: Arbutus, Catonsville, Lansdowne, Pikesville, Randallstown, and Woodlawn
  • Central Region: Cockeysville, Hereford, Loch Raven, Owings Mills, Parkville-Carney, Reisterstown, and Towson
  • East Region: Essex, North Point, Perry Hall, Rosedale, Sollers Point, and White Marsh

Interested teens can apply here. All applicants will be notified of their application status by November 28.

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