Teen Advisory Board

The Library is pleased to offer the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Program. Please contact the Library for more information by calling 910-692-8235 or by email.

Membership Objectives & Guidelines

The goal of TAB is to provide real world experience in leadership and program management to positive, energetic students (ages 14-18.) The Library provides a dynamic and service-oriented environment where students learn, help others, build friendships, and give back. Additionally, this program strives to strengthen the Library's ties to teens in the community by engaging their peers in developing relevant programs and services.

For the TAB program, five students will be selected to develop and manage the teen and young adult programs for the Library, under the supervision of a Southern Pines Public Library staff member. Members of the TAB group will be expected to work together to develop themes, identify resources, create publicity, attend and conduct programs, and track statistical information. Programs will often involve working with younger children, peers, and adults.

Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the completion of the following steps:

  • Be at least 14 years old by the date of the TAB orientation
  • Complete TAB application
  • Interview in person with Library staff
  • Undergo a background check
  • Provide one Letter of Recommendation (Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Employer, Leader of an Organization in which the student is involved, etc.) at the time of the interview.

Please note that, depending on the volume of applications received and the specific requirements of the program, the Library may be unable to place every applicant.

Complete an application to apply.