Library LogoTeen Advisory Board or Talk About Books is a book club where students read and review new books for the library. The Arlington County Public Library has TAB groups in all five public middle schools and a high school group that meets monthly at the Central Library.  At the end of every school year, each school’s TAB group votes for its favorite titles from the year. The Arlington Public Library then adds short descriptions to each title and make the lists available in all of its Young Adult areas.  This helps students find out which books other students liked and what was hot in different schools.

TAB list Fall 2017

To join Swanson’s TAB group, just attend a meeting. You will get to read and review new books from the Public Library and let the grown-ups know what you think. Students are expected read at least one book for month of any type or length.

A TAB 2018 letter containing policies and TAB dates is distributed at the beginning of each school year.

Students, if you want to help select which books are selected as TAB books, fill out this Google form.

TAB will meet on Thursdays during lunch in the library.  The dates for the 2018 – 2019 school year are: October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, November 29, December 13, January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, and April 25.

The all TAB party will be held after school on Thursday, May 2 from 2:24 until 3:30.

Stay tuned for information about this year’s TAB field trip.