Sylvan Oaks library hosts everything from basic tech classes to homework workshops.

For many young people in Sacramento, librariesn are a place to get school work done, conduct research, surf the web, check out your favorite novel, or simply relax in a quiet environment. Now, a library in our community has widened it’s horizons even more.

The Sylvan Oaks Public Library, located at 6700 Auburn Boulevard, began running a Teen Advisory Board (TAB) since last September. The groups’ organizer, Bridget Bagney, has gone to great lengths to keep the board active. The Teen Advisory Board has since made a vast difference in the library, by planning library events, performing service projects, and running fundraisers.

“The program is meant to bring teens together,” said Laura Powell, Library Supervisor. “It has helped many people in the community already, thanks to Bridget.”

The youths on the Teen Advisory Board have definitely been hard at work. This April there will be a presentation on “Teen Money Smarts” and “Teen Job Smarts”. The board has even scheduled a prom dress exchange and an SAT Essay Workshop.

Along with the satisfaction of knowing that they are making an impact on the surrounding community, members of the Teen Advisory Board are enjoying other benefits as well. The members are earning community service credit, meeting new people, learning how to volunteer in their community, and gaining leadership experience that will look exceptional on a resume or college application.

The Sylvan Oaks Teen Advisory Board meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm. The board has approximately five members, and youths interested in becoming a part of the group are welcome to attend

If you would like to become a part of the Teen Advisory Board, you can find more information here. You can also send an e-mail to Syl_TAB@yahoo.com, or visit them on twitter @saclib_SylOaks.