The Teen Library Council was started in March 2013 with the goal of improving and expanding teen and ‘tween programs. Within a year, the council played a key role in advising the team of Young Adult Librarians as we developed programs like the Teen Writing Contest, the Student Art Show, Summer Reading, and the Teen Summer Nights Movie Series. They have served as book buddies to younger readers, staffed the library table at Mayfair and other events, created Bath’s first “Little Free Library” at the Y, and have organized events such as a student debate exhibition for our patrons. In 2014, the Council successfully created and hosted “Haunted Patten” at Halloween, a ghostly tour of the Library’s basement. This summer, the group entered a float in the Heritage Days Parade on July 4. If you are a rising sophomore or freshman and would like to join the council, contact Roberta Jordan, who is the staff coordinator for the council.