Teen Advisory Board


Who is TAB?

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of middle and high school students (ages 13- 18) who meet once a 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?

  • Help plan, carry out, and attend teen programs
  • Publicize the library's teen activities
  • Suggest books, movies, and magazines for the Young Adult collection
  • Review and discuss books
  • Perform community service projects
  • Enjoy free food



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?

  • To become involved in your community
  • To develop leadership and team working skills
  • To earn community service hours
  • To meet and socialize with other teens
  • To have meaningful and creative activities on your college entrance portfolio
For more information, please call Marq Runnels, Teen Volunteer Coordinator, at 972.230.9663, or email to mrunnels@desototexas.gov.

Click here
to apply for the Teen Advisory Board.

This video was created by the DeSoto Early College High School Literary Scholars, and produced in partnership with the DeSoto Public Library.

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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