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TAG Surveys for Summer 2022 Available Now
Already a TAG Member and just need to fill out the new TAG Survey? Click here! Want to become a TAG Member? Scroll down to the How Do I Join section to fill out the application forms.

TAG Monthly Meeting Schedule – Summer
Meetings will be in-person at the Gand Blanc-McFarlen Branch on the first Thursday of the month. If you can’t attend in person, you can join remotely using Zoom. An invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

  • Thursday, July 7, 5 pm
  • Thursday, August 4, 5 pm
  • Note: There is no meeting in June

About TAG

What is the Teen Action Group (TAG)? 

TAG is a group of library teen volunteers who help with a variety of youth library programming including volunteering at programs (set-up/clean-up, help with crafts and activities, etc.), suggesting teen programs and services, and assisting with the planning of teen programs.

TAG Volunteer Opportunities

  • Assist GDL’s Youth Services Librarian at youth programs throughout the Genesee District Library system.
  • Attend monthly TAG meetings to brainstorm, plan, and implement library programs and service for teens.
  • Assist with special projects/events as they come up (prep craft materials, assemble packets, attend outreach events, etc.).

How do I join TAG? 

  • Must be ages 14-17.
  • Return the following documents to your nearest Genesee District Library branch:
    1. Volunteer Application
    2. Minor Emergency Release Form
    3. TAG Survey
    4. Work Permit – Contact the Youth Services Librarian, Marissa Boisclair and she will either email you a copy or send a printed copy of a work permit to your nearest GDL branch for you to fill out. Work permits must be signed by your guardian and school. Download or learn more about work permits at michigan.gov/leo
  • Marissa will reach out to you after you submit your forms to confirm that you’ve joined and to provide you with a schedule.

What do I gain from joining TAG?  

  • Earn volunteer hours for school community service requirements.
  • Make new friends.
  • Suggest books, magazines, CDs, and movies for the library.
  • Contribute your input to programs and events for teens in the community.
  • Gain volunteer experience that looks great on a job or college resume.

How do I stay in TAG?

  • TAG is a seasonal commitment: we offer different TAG volunteer opportunities each season based on our programming. When a new season starts you’ll receive a new TAG Survey to complete with your program interests and availability.
    • Fall: September, October, November
    • Winter: December, January, February
    • Spring: March, April, May
    • Summer: June, July, August
  • You don’t need experience to join, but you do need to be able to attend meetings as needed, come in for extra projects, and work well independently and with the rest of the team.
  • If you’re unsure about TAG, join and try it out.

Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services Librarian at (810) 230-3332.