Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory CouncilOur mission:

  • To encourage teens to use the library and raise awareness of the library and its resources among teens
  • To provide a youth perspective on library services


Why join?

  • YAC membership is a great addition to resumes, college and university applications
  • Complete required volunteer hours for graduation while gaining valuable leadership and volunteer experience and a professional reference from the Youth Services Librarian
  • Contribute to the community and meet like-minded youth

What will you do?

  • Provide input on planning of youth programs and purchasing of youth library materials
  • Visit Chapters to pick out books to add to the library collection
  • Support library staff in making the library collections, events, and space welcoming and inclusive to teen patrons
  • Provide guidance and content for TBPL social media accounts


Join at any time! Click here to complete the registration form online for YAC 2019-2020.


  • September 18 - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
  • October 23 - Waverley Auditorium
  • November 20 - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
  • December 18 - offisite at Chapters


For more information, email Nicole or Ruth at


What do past YAC members say about their experience? 

I made a lot of new friends. It's cool to talk to other nerds.

It's fun and a great way to be involved in the community.

I really enjoy taking part in the meetings.

[My favourite part was] the honest conversations.

I really enjoyed talking about big issues, like Freedom to Read Week and sexism in YA literature.

I liked that we didn't just talk about books, but other issues in our community/world.