Teen Advisory Board — June 2017

Pasadena Public Library, Teen Advisory Board, 6/19/2017

Present: Angel, Brittany, Chris, Genevieve, Isabella, Jonathan, Julia, Kara, KC, Lauren, Liliana, Lucy, Luke, Madison, Maya, Mckenna, Nina, Penelope, Perla

Not attending: Hadley, Haneen, Jane L., Sophie

Pre-meeting assignment: Favorite Instagram users

Focus of today’s meeting: marketing



Introductions (5 minutes)

Debrief – (1-2 minutes each; 10 minutes)

Breakin’ News – Nina

Open Mic Night – Jane G.

Teen Writers – McKenna

Book Club – McKenna

Anime – Perla, Maya

Opportunities for Learning Charter School – Jane G.

Filmmaker 101 – Brittany

Summer Reading – Jane G.

Euclid-Villa Outreach – Perla


Committee & project updates – (3-4 minutes each; 10 minutes)

Resources & Services – Sophie (Mckenna, Lucy, Brittany, Chris) – listed tasks and supplies for summer party

Volunteer Relations – Haneen (Nina, Angel, Lauren) – started planning Volunteer Party, assembled training list for TAB onboarding

Marketing – Maya (Genevieve, Madison, Bella)

Teens Blog – Kara, Hadley


Discussion (55 minutes)



Open floor (5 minutes)


Information items (5 minutes)

Perla finishes her internship at the end of June.


Upcoming events –

  • Volunteer JPL visit – Friday in July
  • Hastings: Smash Bros Club – every Monday
  • Linda Vista: Teen Book Club – Sat. June 24, 3pm (inclusive event for teens with autism)
  • Santa Catalina: Anime – Tue. June 27, 4pm
  • Central: Teen Writers meetup – Thu. June 29, 6pm – Mckenna
  • Santa Catalina: Super Smash Bros Tournament – Sat. July 1, 1pm
  • Central: YA Book Club – Mon. July 3, 6pm (Pasadena by Sherri Smith) – Madison
  • Central: Registration starts for levelUP Youth Conference – July 7
  • Linda Vista: Mixed Media Art – Sat. July 8, 11am (inclusive event for teens with autism)
  • Santa Catalina: Anime – Sat. July 8, 1pm
  • Hastings: Practice SAT test – Sat. July 8, 10:30am
  • Central: T-shirt painting – Sat. July 8, 3pm
  • Central: Anime – Mon. July 10, 5pm
  • Central: Wolves at Bay – Anti-Bullying, Suicide Prevention – Wed. July 12, 6pm
  • Central: Practice ACT test – Thu. July 13, 1pm
  • Linda Vista: College Essays – Sat. July 15, 11am
  • SUMMER READING ends – July 29
  • Central: levelUP Youth Conference – Thu-Fri. August 10-11 @ 9:30-4

These notes are for record purposes only. For more information about attending events, please see our website: http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/teens-services/#menu3

To join the Teen Advisory Board, the application and description can be found on our website:http://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/library/teens-services/#menu4

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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