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Teen Volunteer Board (TVB)

For teens ages 12-18
First Thursday of every month
6:30 pm
Shaw Programming Room, #260

2018 Meeting Schedule:

  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • August 2
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6

Come hang out with your friends while helping your library! Help librarians choose what books to order, help create fun teen programs at the library, volunteer for special library events, and more.

As a Teen Volunteer Board member, you can serve your community and gain valuable experience for job resumes and college applications. Pick up a Teen Volunteer Board application from the First Floor Reference Desk or pdfprint one online and bring it to your first meeting.

For more information, please call 801-852-6661 or email a teen librarian at

Top 10 Reasons You Should Come to Teen Volunteer Board

1. Meet People

You’ll meet new people. Teens from many different schools come to Teen Volunteer Board, so come to a meeting and you might just meet your new best friend.

2. Voice is Heard

You can make your voice heard. When you come to Teen Volunteer Board you have a say in library programs. If you love all things Hunger Games, then come to Teen Volunteer Board and suggest that we do a movie night, read-a-thon, or whatever else you think teens in the community would enjoy!

3. Job Shadow

It’s your chance to try out a career! If you’ve ever considered becoming a librarian, Teen Volunteer Board is a wonderful chance to see what being a librarian is all about.

4. Find Interests

You’ll explore new interests. Teen Volunteer Board is a chance to get out of your comfort zone and try things you’ve never tried before.

5. Suggest New Items

You can suggest which items the library should purchase. At Teen Volunteer Board, you can help librarians pick which books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials should be a part of our collection.

6. Service

Do it for the feel good factor. Come to Teen Volunteer Board and leave with the warm fuzzy feeling of time well spent in the service of others. Plus, focusing on others is a proven way to lower your stress levels.

7. Extra Curricular

Bolster your college applications. Before you know it, it will be time to apply for college and Teen Volunteer Board looks great under that community involvement section.

8. Resume Builder

Bolster your job applications too! Along with those college applications, you’ll need references when you apply for your first job. If you come to Teen Volunteer Board regularly you can ask one of the librarians you’ve been helping to be a reference.

9. Give Back

It’s your chance to give back. Maybe you came to a past library program that you just loved! Well, now it’s your turn to plan and prep for new activities so future teens can have that same kind of magical library experience!

10. CANDY!

Do it for the candy. At Teen Volunteer Board, we always keep our candy basket well stocked. Yum!