The Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) offers an opportunity for teens ages 12–18 to get a closer look at the behind-the-scenes work of the Library, meet other bookworms in the community, and share ideas about the Library’s teen programs, services, and collections!

TAG brings teens together from all over Paris.


TAG 2021–2022 is full. Applications will open in spring for TAG 2022–2023.

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the Library. Members of this group provide valuable feedback to the Library while earning community service hours!

Members of this group are asked to:

  • Brainstorm suggestions for future teen programs
  • Help with preparation of programs
  • Offer input and suggestions about policies
  • Advise on furnishings and decorations for the Teen Mezzanine
  • Offer opinions on selected books that we are considering adding to our collections
  • Promote the Library as a great place to be

Members of this club are avid readers, who are often offered a selection of books that are under consideration for the Library’s young adult collections, but which the Children’s and Teens’ Services staff would like teen input on for a variety of reasons. Group members will read these titles and present them for discussion, offering opinions and valuable feedback. Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager Celeste Rhoads facilitates each meeting, and will take notes on all of the comments and feedback. 

Meetings are held one Friday a month from 17h30-18h30, at The American Library in Paris. Applications for the 2022–2023 season opened on 27 May 2022 and closed on 12 August 2022 at 23h00 for the 2022–2023 Teen Advisory Group. The application form will be available on this page in the spring for the 2023–2024 session.


Questions about collections and programs for teens can be sent to the Library’s Children’s and Teens’ Services Manager, Celeste Rhoads:

We thank you for your continued support and for being a part of the Library community! If you would like to support the Library, and programs such as this one, you can donate here to help sustain this vital institution in its 100th year of service.



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