Youth Advisory Council

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Youth Advisory Council

Our mission:

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


Why join?

  • YAC membership is a great addition to resumes, college and university applications
  • Gain valuable and marketable skills like interviewing and teamwork
  • Complete required volunteer hours for graduation while gaining valuable leadership and volunteer experience and a professional reference from TBPL's YAC library staff
  • Contribute to the community and meet like-minded youth

What will you do?

  • Attend monthly online meetings
  • Provide input on the planning of youth programs and purchasing of youth library materials
  • Support library staff in making the library collections, events, and space welcoming and inclusive to youth patrons
  • Provide guidance and content for TBPL social media accounts


Join at any time! Click here to complete the registration form online.

For more information, email Laura or Nicole 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.