The public library is often a great resource for children, students, and young adults, while also hosting various community events. Although many are involved with the activities that the library has to offer, few know about the community-run committees that act as the behind-the-scenes operations to organize these events and make them a reality. That is where organizations like the Fair Lawn Teen Advisory Board come in.
The Teen Advisory Board, or “TAB,” is a program designed for teens who wish to make the library a place of interest. They organize the popular Halloween Festival at the library, in which over 600 people come to play games, go on scavenger hunts, and partake in other family-friendly activities, as well as cultural and recreational activities for children.
The Maurice M. Pine public library’s website continues to advertise in order to gain interest from students in Fair Lawn for the Teen Advisory Board.
“Are you bursting with ideas about how to make your community, and especially your library, a more fun and happening place? Want to make new friends and have fun? Earn volunteer hours? Join the TAB!” states the library’s website.
In a recent interview offering insight regarding volunteering for the TAB, a Fair Lawn ninth grader commented on the positivity he finds in the program.
“The TAB is a super fun place to make decorations for events while talking to friends and having a fun time. I’ve made a lot of friends from other schools around Fair Lawn through this program,” the student said.
If you wish to get involved with the TAB, please visit fairlawnlibrary.org and email Mrs. Elizabeth Portelli through the STAFF tab on the website. If you would like to know more information, ask one of the advisors or a member of the TAB.
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