Young Teen Advisory Committee

What is the Young Teen Advisory Committee?

The Oregon City Public Library’s Young Teen Advisory Committee (YTAC) is composed of 10 members in grades 6-8 who live or attend school in the Oregon City Public Library Service Area. YTAC members provide weekly volunteer assistance at the library and seasonal focus group meetings to share feedback on library events and activities for middle school students.

To apply for our Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) for grades 9-12, visit the TAC page.

The Young Teen Advisory Committee (YTAC) gives middle school students the opportunity to:

  • Be involved in the library
  • Earn volunteer hours
  • Practice skills you'll need for your first job
  • Develop leadership ability & library knowledge to prepare to serve on TAC as a high school student

What are some examples of things YTAC members do at the library?

  • Shelf tending in the Children's Room (straightening books, dusting shelves, etc.)
  • Prepare supplies for library activities (craft kits, etc.)
  • Give feedback and make suggestions about library events for middle school students

What is the time commitment to be involved in YTAC?

  • Volunteer at the library 1 hour each week during the 2023-24 school year
  • Attend 4 focus group meetings throughout the year
  • Option to continue volunteering during the summer months if desired

Who can apply?

  • Students who live or go to school in the Oregon City Public Library Service Area
  • Students who are in grades 6-8 during the 2023-24 school year, including homeschool students

Have questions about applying for YTAC? E-mail the Children's Department