Alpena County Library forming teen board

Alpena County Library is offering teens ages 13-18 an opportunity to tailor programming, materials, services and more to their specific tastes. The library is planning to develop a teen advisory board (TAB) in an effort to better serve area youth.

Members of the TAB will meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas and plan events and programs centered on making the library a teen-friendly space. TAB members will attend and lead teen library programs, work as volunteers for special projects, and act as library ambassadors in their community by spreading the word about library programs and events in their schools, clubs and other social groups.

“We are instituting a teen advisory board because we want to better meet the needs of the teens in our community,” said Assistant Library Director Jessica Luther. “It is important to have such a board because we feel it is a good way to get their feedback and provide better programs and services.”

The first meeting of the board is scheduled for Sept. 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Teen Zone on the second floor of the library. A regular schedule of meetings will be determined following this meeting.

Those interested in joining can pick up an application from the library or download it from the library website’s teen page. For more information, visit or call 356-6188, ext. 25.