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Youth Advisory Committee 2021-2022

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a volunteer group designed to let teens be a part of what happens at Penticton Public Library! With monthly meetings, the YAC works with Library staff (the Youth Services Technician) to create a variety of fun programs for teens, work on teen library projects and displays, and participate in other library volunteering opportunities.


Our Mission Statement

The Penticton Public Library's Youth Advisory Committee will create events to entertain teens. We will encourage teens to explore all aspects of the Library, and share what we do with the community. (P.S. We have free pizza.)


Any teen between the ages of 13-18 who lives or goes to school in Penticton can join! Right now we're recruiting, so be sure to click this link below to have a look at our application form:

Click here to download the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) form


  • Attend meetings once a month every second Friday (unless otherwise advertised)
  • Work as a group to suggest ideas for and help design programs and events for other teens in town
  • Give feedback about how the Library and Library Staff are doing when it comes to providing teen services
  • Suggest new books for the Library to purchase
  • Provide book reviews
  • Attend teen events and programs
  • Share ideas and participate in discussions
  • Share information about the YAC and Library events with friends!


  • Free pizza!
  • Volunteer credit for grad portfolios (1 hour per meeting, 1 hour per teen event when helping with set up/clean up)
  • A chance to develop workplace skills such as: leadership, planning, project work
  • A great resume add-on
  • Free Pizza!!!!!
  • The satisfaction of being able to actually tell a library staff member exactly what you would like to see happening at the library for teens
  • To hang out with other like-minded teens
  • Free pizza!
  • First dibs on teen library swag and lots of snacks

The YAC meets once a month every second Friday (unless otherwise noted) from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Library Auditorium

(Please note, with changing COVID-19 regulations and Provincial Health Orders, we may convert to a virtual meeting at any point in time this year. We will give at least 24h notice if we will not meet in person.)

YAC Meeting Dates:

  • September 17 (third Friday)
  • October 8
  • November 12
  • December 10
  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
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