Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 4/16/2018


Present: Faith, Liam, Sophie, Taleen, Brittany, Denisse, John, Jonathan, Haile, Liliana, Enrique, Luke, Kristina, Armand, Jane L, Chris, Genevieve


Focus of April meeting: advocacy



  1. Register for Mental Health Day if you’re able to attend on May 19:
  2. If you’re unable to attend, promote it to at least three teens to attend. The information is attached.
  3. Register for levelUP2: Youth Leadership Conference on Thursday and Friday July 26-27 (yes, it’s two whole days), if you’re able to attend.
  4. Find out and send me the contact info (name and email) for your school’s robotics club and/or coding club. 




Debrief (5 minutes)

YA Book Club – Sofia

Youth Network – Isabella & Jonathan G, Taleen & Sophie

GameMaker – Taleen & Kristina


Discussion (70 minutes)

Presentation about Advocacy. Click HERE to review the slides.

  • Why is TAB important?
  • Why should you join TAB?
  • Why give us funding for ____?
  • Why give us more support for ____?


Open Floor (5 minutes)


Information items (10 minutes)


What are we behind on?

  • Teen Zine
  • Marketing
  • Training
  • Blog posts
  • Y.E.S. Grant


What are we caught up on?

  • Mental Health Initiative
  • levelUP Youth Leadership Conference


Current priorities

  • STEAM Grant
    • Innovation Lab
    • STEAM Kits
    • STEAM programs & outreaches
  • Young Readers League selection committees
  • Mental Health Day
  • Advocacy
  • Pasadena Loves YA – finalizing authors
  • Summer Reading program and prizes


Tasks between meetings:

  • Game maker lesson practice – Kristina & Taleen
  • Summer Robotics competition – Sophie & Kristina
  • Youth leadership groups interview series for Teens Blog
  • Teen Zine – Haile


Upcoming Library events:

  • Wed. Apr. 18:  Movie Night – Genevieve & Penelope
  • Fri. Game Days:  John & Haile
  • Thu. Apr 26:  Teen Writers – Sophie, Genevieve, Taleen
  • Mon. May 7:  YA Book Club – Sofia
  • Sat. May 19:  Mental Health Day
  • Mon. May 21:  TAB meeting

Past agendas:

Teen Advisory Board — March 2018

Teen Advisory Board — February 2018

Teen Advisory Board — January 2018


These notes are for record purposes only. For more information about attending events, please see our website:

To join the Teen Advisory Board, the application and description can be found on our website:

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