The Teen Advisory Board is for high school students (ages 14-18).

TAB offers scholarships, special projects, and builds leadership skills by planning and running programs for themselves and middle and high school students.

It’s an excellent opportunity to meet new friends, have fun, get volunteer hours, and make their voices heard at the library!

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board

Interested in joining TAB? Please fill in and read the form below.

Questions? Contact Jessica Dowling at

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Mission Statement

The Matheson Memorial Library Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is an inclusive group of high school students (attending public, private, or home school, ages 14-18) from Elkhorn and the surrounding communities. TAB’s mission is to give teens a place to express their opinions, make friends, build leadership skills, and connect with the community by developing and implementing programs for middle school students and their peers. As representatives of the library and partners of the local school district (EASD) TAB members are expected to adhere to and espouse the policies and values of those organizations, including, but not limited to, those listed below. In practice, this means that TAB members will be thoughtful in their words and actions, respect each other’s beliefs and identities, and work together to foster an inclusive, welcoming group of teens.

Inclusivity in the Elkhorn Area School District

“Elkhorn Area School District is committed to establishing and sustaining an equitable community that achieves the school district’s equity mission to end the predictive value of race, class, or gender and ensure each individual student’s and staff’s success. The Elkhorn Area School District rejects all forms of racism, sexism, or classism as destructive to their mission, vision, values, and goals.”

Matheson Memorial Library’s Core Values

We believe:

  • That an accessible and free library is fundamental to a free society
  • In literacy and lifelong learning
  • In intellectual freedom and the personal privacy of all our users in accordance with the law

We value:

  • Excellent service: We offer quality service to all users. The staff is friendly, helpful, and strives to enhance user experience with each interaction.
  • Respect: We practice courtesy and civility in our actions and attitudes; we value, support, and respect all patrons and staff.
  • Teamwork: We celebrate unique talents and work cooperatively towards the library’s goals with trust and enthusiasm.
  • Open Access: We value free and open access to all collections and services in a nonjudgmental manner to all individuals and protect the privacy of all users.
  • Innovation, imagination, and creativity: We value continuous learning and innovation; we encourage creativity, imagination, and the life of the mind.
  • Responsiveness to community needs: We strive to offer materials, programs, and experiences that meet the needs of our community.
  • Good Stewardship: We are responsible stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us and are accountable for the proper use of public funds.
  • Diversity: We value the background and culture of our residents and recognize that a diverse community fosters growth and tolerance.