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TAB is our Teen Advisory Board! Their mission is to make a difference in our library by encouraging teens to become life-long members and actively develop, implement and promote teen events and community service in Clayton and surrounding areas.

We're always looking for 7-12th grade students who are motivated, dedicated and ready to represent the teen voice of the library. The goal of TAB is to provide real-world experience in leadership and program management to positive and energetic students. Fill out a TAB Volunteer Program application and contact Pam Taylor at 919-553-5542 or

The deadline for 2018-2019 TAB Applications is Saturday, June 2. Our drop-in orientation sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 6 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and on Thursday, June 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Applicants must be able to attend one of the sessions in order to join the group. 

The first official 2018-2019 TAB meeting will be on Monday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m. TAB meetings are typically held the 1st Monday of each month.

TAB hosts a free Teen Game Night for any interested middle and high school students EVERY 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring your own game or learn to play ours! Meets year-round, except during a brief hiatus for the month of August.

Below you will find some external resources and links that we hope will be helpful.

Teen Volunteers
We are accepting applications for our new Teen Advisory Board (TAB) at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library. The goal of TAB is to provide real world experience in leadership and program management to positive energetic students (grades 7-12). If you would like to fill out a TAB Volunteer Program application, please contact Pam Tayler, 919-553-5542 or

Every summer the Clayton Library accepts a limited number of applications for volunteers, ages 13-18. The library usually starts accepting these application each year in May. Each summer volunteer that is interested can keep an eye out and submit an online application after May. Depending on your strengths and interests we will work with each teen to determine their role in making the Summer Reading Program a summer success. The Summer Reading Program begins the first Saturday after the last day of Johnston County Public Schools and runs through the first Saturday in August. Most of the times we need volunteers will be during the events that will be scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. There will be a volunteer orientation 1-2 weeks before the kick-off event and attendance will be mandatory.

Award Books
The Alex Awards, are funded by the Margaret Alexander; Edwards Trust, which are announced annually in conjunction with National; Library Week, honor the top 10 adult books for teenagers published during a calendar year.

The Newbery Medal was named for 18th Century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the American Library Association - Association for Library Service to Children, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American Literature for children.

The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.

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Johnston County Schools Central Services
Links to reading lists, homework help, eBooks, resource centers and helpful school apps.

North Carolina Book Awards and Lists

A place to add your favorite book about NC for youth.

Other Books
Find Accelerated Reading books by title or topic.

Books written with young adults in mind confront issues that are of great importance to teens and their families.

Out of the ordinary teen booklists!

A reading list of books about overcoming disaster and stories of survival for teen developed by The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

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Magazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.

YALSA booklist and book awards.

Safe Surfing for Teens
Guidelines to follow on how to keep safe while using the internet.

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