What is TAG?
August 07, 2014
TAG is a special group at the Library formed completely of teens. TAG is a way for teens to start being heard in our community. It’s a safe place for us to come and relax for two hours while we meet friends and talk about the great events coming up. Whether it’s another exciting game night, the famous Anime night at Parkville, or something completely new like the Divergent Lock-In, we decide how to run it.
TAG members help come up with a lot of the new program ideas to not only introduce more kids to what the library has to offer, but also provide a safe place where anyone can let loose and have fun. We have two amazing volunteer leaders, Ravyn and Jenny. Both are truly kids at heart who keep up on all the current teen books, movies, fandoms, etc. They are always open to new ideas and new people to come in and experience the craziness we bring with us.
There are a lot of different things they offer towards help. The biggest is that they help get us the programs we ask for. That’s where we got the Anti-Valentine’s Day Lock-In! There are just a few expectations for a TAG member.
Each person is encouraged to do an average of two service hours and one program a month. You can do more than that, and some of the hours and programs will carry over if you can’t volunteer a certain month! We have just initiated a point system, where the TAG member who is known for doing the most in the month gets honored at the next meeting. You could become the reigning leader!
We are a diverse group of kids. There are so many different interests and ideas that we get a wide variety of opinions towards any topic! No matter who you are, what you do, or what you like, we welcome you with open arms! Ask for Jenny if you got to Boardwalk or Ravyn at Parkville if you’re interested in being part of a great group of kids. They’ll talk anytime!
Thank you for reading and being interested in TAG! Keep looking through to see some TAG recommended programs, databases, and books! Original work may also be included, ranging from stories to drawings. Find a local TAG member to talk to and get to know us. It’s a wonderful time you will always remember.
Boardwalk/Parkville TAG Member