What Is TAG?
Become a member of the Montgomery County Public Libraries' Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
- Recruitment begins Friday, August 1
- Applications are due by Friday, September 5
- Interviews will be held in September at the Rockville Memorial Library
TAG is a teen advisory group that represents Montgomery County teens and works under the leadership of Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL).
Approximately 30 Montgomery County high school teens (ages 14-18) comprise the Teen Advisory Group. New members are interviewed and selected at the beginning of the school year.
The Teen Advisory Group:
- Writes reviews of books, movies, websites, and music for the library’s teen webpage—Teensite and Facebook
- Interviews authors, artists, and musicians for Teensite
- Recommends to library staff about what programs and services teens would like the library to have
- Assists library staff with programming
- Recommends furnishings, decorations, and the over-all design in library teen spaces to MCPL
- Updates and improves the format and design of Teensite and Facebook page
- Works with MCPL to develops teen art displays in libraries
- Assists MCPL in the development of library booklists
- Assists MCPL with making promotional videos for the libraries
- Promotes the library in schools and among peers
The meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month from to
Become a Teen Tech Volunteer
Who: 7th - 12th grade students interested in technology and digital media
When: 3-7:30 pm Weekdays and 1-5 pm Saturdays. Sign up for 2 hour time slots on a weekly basis.
Where: Digital Media Lab at the Long Branch Library
Earn SSL hours to help maintain and organize digital lab equipment and materials, assist others with the use of MAC computers and software, and work on special projects.
Great Teen Events @ MCPL!
September 4: Meet a Trio of Teen Authors (Sarah Maas - Throne of Glass series, Leah Cypress - Mistwood, and Jennifer Armentrout - Don't Look Back) @ Bethesda Library, 7 p.m.
September 5: Magic - The Gathering Club @ Little Falls Library, 3 p.m. (weekly)
September 9: Demystifiying College Selection @ Olney Library, 6 p.m.
September 13: Teen Book Club for Middle Schoolers @ Chevy Chase Library, 12 noon
September 12: Voter Registration @ Chevy Chase Library, 1 p.m.
September 16: Poetry Club @ Quince Orchard Library, 4 p.m.
September 20: Demystifiying College Selection @ Olney Library, 1:30 p.m.
To celebrate reading this summer MCPL invites you to share with us your favorite "shelfies." A shelfie is simply a picture of a bookshelf. Your picture maybe included on the MCPL Twitter and Teen Facebook pages.
- On Twitter, tweet your shelfie picture to @MCPL_Libraries and mention #shelfiesummer.
- On Teen Facebook, send us your shelfie picture in a message to us.
We can't wait to see your shelfies and happy #ShelfieSummer!
The Many Reasons Why the Library Is Great for Teens
Videos created by Shannon Farney, Office of Cable and Broadband Services, in collaboration with MCPL's Teen Advisory Group.
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