Teen Advisory Board — October 2017

Pasadena Public Library, Teen Advisory Board, 10/16/2017

Present: Brittany, Chris, Denisse, Enrique, Genevieve, Jane L, John, Jonathan G, Liliana, Luke, Mckenna, Penelope, Sofia, Sophie, Trisha

Pre-meeting assignment: (1) Write down three questions you had (or still have) when you first started volunteering here, or when you started on TAB. (2) Why did you join TAB?

Focus of October meeting: Murder Mystery prep & TAB onboarding




Discussion & Debrief (40 minutes)

Program leaders:

  • Anti-bullying rally & proclamation – Jonathan G
  • Book clubs – McKenna (need a backup) – NOV 6
  • Writing meetups – Sophie (backups: Genevieve & Mckenna) OCT 26
  • Movies – Genevieve & Penelope ~ need movie title for DEC 20 asap
  • Game Nights – Brittany, KC, Liliana – NOV 29
  • Teen Zine – Kristina, Maya, Haneen (and volunteers Lucy & Alexis K)
  • Teen Blog – Kristina (and our Copyeditor Ioana)
  • Youth Network – NEED REPRESENTATIVE – NOV 1


Other upcoming:

Winter series

  • Fleece gifts – Dec 18
  • Book Into Film Movie Night – Dec 20
  • Ugly Sweater Challenge – Dec 27


  • Facilities update
  • Teen, Feb 14 – escape room with steam theme
  • Kids, Feb 28 – escape room with steam theme
  • Teen, Apr 11, 18, 25 – game maker, Kristina (or August for both kids and teens)
  • Kids, May 16 – Makey Makey, Chris
  • Teen, Jun 13 – Robotics, Kristina & Sophie
  • July 28 – STEAM faire
  • Teen, Aug
  • Kids, Aug
  • Teen, Oct
  • Kids, Oct
  • Kids, Nov
  • Teen, Dec
  • Video game time – weekly?
  • Virtual reality time – weekly/monthly starting Jan.? – Chris, John
  • ESRI
  • Metal etching
  • Other STEAM – Jonathan G, Denisse


TAB onboarding discussion – Jane L, Trisha

  • New training list
  • New badges & name tags


Committee work (45 minutes)

Murder Mystery:

Work plan:  Sophie, Kristina

Scripts:  Penelope, Sophie, Mckenna

Décor:  Angel, Denisse

Weapon clues:  Liliana, Jane L, John, Sofia E

Location clues:  Brittany + everyone else


Open floor (2 minutes)


Information items (3 minutes)


Current projects:

Services & Resources Committee:  Murder Mystery planning & articles about the planning process

Volunteer Relations Committee:  the TAB onboarding training checklist should be finalized soon. Please review the updated Teen Volunteer Orientation list. 

Marketing Committee: Marketing focus for next month is the book clubs.

Teens Blog: Redesign December 2017. New team: Blog Manager/Designer – Kristina Y; Copy Editor – Ioana C; Blog Assistant – Faith M

Fall Festival:  at Victory Park, Oct 28 from 3-6pm (day after our murder mystery); Haneen, Denisse, and Trisha will represent TAB.

Past agendas:

Teen Advisory Board — September 2017

Teen Advisory Board — August 2017

Teen Advisory Board — July 2017

Teen Advisory Board — June 2017

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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