Did you know that Beaverton City Library has a Teen Library Council? Part of this group’s work is to advise the library and volunteers on events at the library, earning members volunteer hours in the process.
For the 2020-21 school year, the council continues virtually! The group has five returning members and seven new members to add a range of voices and ideas for this year. The group spans Beaverton students in 8th through 12th grades and meets via Zoom twice per month to discuss library issues related to teens.
Recruitment for the Teen Library Council takes place during the month of July. The Teen Library Council is open to students going in to grades 7 through 11. For more information and to listen to their podcast, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/TLC.
Teen Library Council Highlights
■ Provided input for 18th Annual (Virtual) Teen Art Show
■ Judged October’s Scary Twitterature creative writing contest
■ Suggested titles for book lists
■ Produced a short podcast about books, shows, movies and their school experiences
■ Met with speakers, including a representative from YouthLine, a teen mental health crisis helpline. Future speakers include a local author and a presenter who was involved in the Peace Corps.