Volunteering at the Library

Teen Volunteer Group: TAB

Teens in grades 6 and up are welcome to volunteer at the library. We have an active Teen Advisory Board (TAB), which meets once a month, and the group is always welcoming new members.

Want to join?  Fill out the TAB application below and welcome aboard!  See TAB FAQ below if you have questions or please contact the Youth Services desk at 815-469-2423 ext. 128.



What does TAB do?
Lots of things! In general, they help with children's and teen programming at the library. Specifically, they have planned and performed puppet shows for teens, been actors in our live theater event (Fairy Tale Trail), given out prizes for our summer reading program, written book reviews for the teen book review binder, decorated the teen space, and planned a lock-in for the library. They also do a variety of other jobs for the library, such as stuffing bags for Library Card Sign Up month (September!), folding handouts, craft preparation for our storytimes, and much much more.

When does TAB meet?
TAB meets one Saturday a month, usually the first Saturday of the month.

Where does TAB meet?
In one of the Frankfort Public Library District's meeting rooms.

Can I still volunteer at the library if I don't join TAB?
The TAB group is the only way to get community service hours through the library for teens, but we will offer additional community service hours to TAB members at each TAB meeting.

How do I join TAB?
Fill out the online application. Once you've applied, please start attending meetings as soon as possible; there is no rigorous application process. Once you've applied you're in! All are welcome.

I'm over 18, but would still like to volunteer at the library. Can I join TAB?
No, TAB is strictly for grades 6-12. But adults seeking volunteer opportunities at the library should look at joining the Friends of the Library; they are also always looking for new members.

I have court-ordered volunteer hours that I need. Can I get community service hours at the library?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept court-ordered volunteers.

Teen Advisory Board: FPLD's Teen Volunteer Group