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Teen Leadership Council

The mission of the Glen Ellyn Public Library (GEPL) Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is to enrich library services with input from high schoolers; to provide to the community; and to develop leadership and teamwork skills in a supportive environment. Adaptability, communication, and dedication are central to the TLC. The TLC is comprised of people like you, ready to take on projects given by the Young Adult (YA) Librarian. Activities range from individual tasks to group initiatives and long-term goals to one-day projects. Through discussion, the YA Librarian will match your skills to Library needs.

There are a variety of ways TLC members can be involved with various GEPL services, such as

  • Writing blogs and book lists
  • Removing and filling displays
  • Using lists to pull books from shelves
  • Reviewing virtual reality experiences
  • Planning programs
  • Supporting events

Council members should want to make an impact in their community through envisioning, designing, and implementing library programs. Most coordination is by email between the YA Librarian and volunteers, so written communication skill is very important. Applicants must be students at Glenbard South or Glenbard West, or homeschoolers between the ages of 15 and 18 who reside in Glen Ellyn.

Applicants will be asked to schedule an interview with the YA Librarian to discuss TLC. Written recommendations for honor society, college applications, and other contributions are available for members.

The TLC meets September through May.