Teen Advisory Board

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 The Mission of the Teen Advisory Board is to provide teens a place to express their opinions, make friends, and connect with the community, while volunteering at the Library.  Teens come together to assist the Library in developing and implementing programs which serve local teens and the community, and create a fun and comfortable atmosphere for teens at the Library.


The Monrovia Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group of teens in 6th – 12th grade committed to helping the Library and the community. 

Members meet the first Monday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. to help with the planning and implementation of teen programs, recommend materials for the library to purchase and talk about ways to make the teen library experience better. To join, fill out a TAB application and turn it into the Youth Services desk. For questions, call 626-256-8274.

TAB is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.


Teen Summer Reading Volunteers Needed - Apply by April 30th

SRP Teen VolunteersLooking to give back this summer to your community and still have lots of fun? Sign up to be a Teen Summer Reading Volunteer! Help with events and summer reading sign ups

Download your volunteer application here or pick one up at the Youth Desk starting April 1, 2019. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
There are two ways to return your completed application:
1.   In person at the Library
2.   Scan and email to Anush Balayan, Youth Services & TAB Librarian, at abalayan@ci.monrovia.ca.us

How old do I have to be to volunteer? Volunteers must be entering Grade 7th-12th in the Fall 2019 school year.

What do Summer volunteers do? A variety of tasks including registering kids, teens, and adults for the summer reading program, handing out prizes, explaining the rules of the program, updating the database, shelving books, helping prepare for programs, crowd control, and other tasks as assigned.

When do I need to be available? The Summer Reading Program runs from June 10, 2018 - August 3, 2019. You must attend one of two volunteer orientation sessions as well as one Teen Advisory Board meeting between June-August. We try our best to accommodate summer school, vacations, and summer camps but the more availability you have the better!

When is orientation? You must attend one of the following orientation sessions: Wednesday, June 5 from 2:30-3:30 pm or Saturday, June 8 from 12:30-1:30 pm.

What do I get out of this? Volunteers who work at least 14 hours during the 8 weeks of service qualify for the End of Summer Volunteer Appreciation Party with free food and giveaways. Volunteers will also receive a letter stating the work that they did over the summer and their total number of volunteer hours, which can be used to fulfill community service requirements or for letters of recommendation. You will also have a fun-filled summer where you get to meet other people, learn some new skills, and earn valuable job experience.

How will I know if I'm chosen? You will receive a confirmation e-mail or message on the Remind app depending on your preference. This e-mail will confirm your status as a Summer Reading Volunteer and will include important reminders and information.

What are you looking for in a good volunteer? Someone who is friendly, mature, responsible, on-time, takes direction and instructions well, self-starters who see something that needs to be done and don't wait to be told to do it, comfortable working with a variety of different people, not afraid to talk to people they don't know, and knowledgeable with computers. Being able to speak Spanish is also helpful (but not required).

What if I have more questions? Contact Anush Balayan, Youth Services & TAB Librarian, at 626-256-8263 or abalayan@ci.monrovia.ca.us