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TAG You're It!

FIRST WEDNESDAY of the MONTH @ 4:30 PM TAG is open to teens grades 6-12. If you know what you want to see in the library, if you have suggestions for books to order or programming you want to attend, contact us either at the Gaines County Library (704 Hobbs Hwy) or by phone (432-758-4007).

The Teen Advisory Group is a group of dedicated teens that share ideas about activities, materials, and changes to implement to make the Library a better place for Gaines County teens.

TAG is currently accepting applications for new members. Calendar year for TAG begins September, 1.

What Does the Teen Advisory Group Do?

Mission Statement: To help the Gaines County Library better serve the needs and interests of local teens.

The Gaines County Library believes that our teens are an important part of our community. We want to listen to your perspective on the kinds of services, materials, and programs provided to you. Join TAG and share your input with the Library!

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Tasks for TAG Members:

  • Be a student in grades 6 through 12
  • Help plan, publicize and attend programs for teens at the library
  • Suggest books and other materials for the Young Adult collection
  • Review and discuss books and other media
  • Provide input for the Library’s presence on social networking sites
  • Write reviews and add commentary to the Library’s Teen Blog
  • Share your ideas at monthly TAG meetings!

TAG Leadership Members Requirements
Members of the Gaines County Library’s Teen Advisory Group will:

  • Be a student in grades 7 through 12
  • Have parental permission to participate
  • Have a valid Gaines County Library card
  • Serve at least one- 1 year term in TAG Leadership through active involvement
  • Volunteer for at least 2 library programs for teens or youth
  • Attend at least 2 library programs for teens or youth
  • Achieve most or all of the tasks for TAG Members

Benefits of Membership

  • Opportunity to provide input for library decisions related to teens
  • Members may receive volunteer service credits from their schools
  • Members will develop marketable leadership skills
  • Participation looks great on job, scholarship and college applications