The young adult board is made up of teens aged 13 to 19 who promote young adult use of the Rockford Public Library.

Member Privileges

Being a member of the Young Adult Board allows you to help in determining the direction RPL will take in serving the teen community. The board has input in the programs, services, books and magazines that Rockford Public Library has for teens. If you feel strongly about what the library should be doing to serve teens, this is your chance to be heard!


Being a member of the YA board means that you are an ambassador of the library to the teen community. You are committed to attending board meetings and programs for young adults. You promote the library and invite other young adults to library events. Volunteering and helping out with youth services programs and in other areas as needed are other responsibilities of the YA board. You will be expected to have positive ideas, be able to listen and work with others, and be willing to help the library. The YA board receives assistance from Advisors on the Library staff.

How to Apply

To apply, simply stop by the Hart Interim Library to see Amber Kresol or Sarah Stumpf, or call 815-965-7606. You may also email them by clicking on the staff person's name. There's a very simple application to fill out with easy questions to answer.

Reasons to Join

By joining you may receive credit for community service, gain experience being on an advisory board, meet other cool teens and have fun!

Meeting Dates

The YA Board typically meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.