Teen Advisory Board


Who is TAB?

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of middle and high school students who meet every month to plan and promote exciting teen programs at the DeSoto Public Library. They are committed to encouraging teen recreational reading, promoting teen literacy, and participating in community service projects.


Do We Do?

TAB hosts and attends numerous events throughout the year including theme parties, community service and charity events, summer programs, educational seminars, job fairs and more!



o We Meet?

TAB has created it's very own teen space at the library just for you! The Spot---where style meets creativity.

Why Shoul

d I Join?

Do you have a great idea for a teen program? Would you like to recommend and review books, movies, or other library materials?
Do you like having a good time, gaining experience, and meeting new people? If you answered yes then join TAB today!
For more information, please call Marq Runnels at 972.230.9663.

Click here
to apply for the Teen Advisory Board.



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Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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    Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn for Teens: 
How to Turn a Loss Into a Win

Teens learn how any setback--a championship loss, a bad grade, a botched audition-can be seen as a step forward when teens possess the right tools to turn that loss into a gain of knowledge. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for becoming a true learner, someone who wins in the face of problems, failures, and losses.

The teachings from Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn have been edited and adapted just for teens. This Young Readers edition features all-new stories of real life figures that overcame adversity early in their lives, including entrepreneur Steve Jobs, Olympic Gold Medalists Gabby Douglas and Mikaela Shiffrin, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai.
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TAB Programs
Want to know more about our cool and exciting programs? Join us at one of our events!

Calling all teens ages 13-17! The DeSoto Public Library and Generation Elevate Inc. just took "EVERYTHING TEEN" to another level. We’ve partnered to create a "Best Southwest Everything Teen Radio Talk Show" -- a place where teens can be heard! Interested teens can earn community service hours while hosting their own internet radio show. Interested teens may join radio personality and youth advocate Shanita "Nita B" Brown every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. No experience necessary. For more information call 972.230.9663.


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Hunger Games Mockingjay Party

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Marshmallow Madness

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SRC Book Buddies


Summer Reading Club Programs

Every Year We Make Our Summer Count. Some of the fun things we got to do in 2014 were Book Buddies, Arts 'n' Crafts, Cultural & Educational Workshops, Summer Jobs, Career Prep, Volunteering, and Prizes.
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Senior Story Time and Sock Drive

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Love Your Library Month

Love your library month is all about giving back and appreciating all of the services and resources our library provides everyday. We celebrated and made sure our library was in tip-top shape by straightening books on library shelves and putting them back in order. It felt great to help out our library staff.

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Holiday Treats Workshop

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Drop Everything and Read Day

We celebrated National D.E.A.R. Day by having a teen read-a-thon and pizza party. Great stories + Delicious food = goooood

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National Gaming Day

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Homecoming Mystery Bash

March Madness Fitness Camp


Candy Sale Fundraiser


Image & Etiquette Workshop


Book Angel Project


Teen Luau


Library Card Sign Up

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Anti-Bullying Story Time


We want to thank everyone who donated a toy and supported us. With your help we collected 42 toys for the Santa's Helpers program.

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Christmas Toy Drive