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Tween Tuesday 

Geared for 5th-7th grade, Tween Tuesday programs feature projects, activities, and games for tweens to learn, socialize, and have fun. Programs take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.

Upcoming Programs:

Feb. 17 | 5 p.m. | Auditorium

Tweens in Grades 5-7 can make their voices count by entering the "Every Body Counts" art contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters and The Friends of the Tyler Public Library to educate children and raise awareness about the upcoming US Census.

Tween attendees will be able to create a work of art to enter into the contest. Contest participants are eligible to win prizes.

Tween Advisory Council 

The TWAC is a group council for 5th-7th graders to brainstorm program ideas, discuss library services and resources for tweens, and overall work toward making the library an awesome place for tweens. Council meetings take place on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. 

Tweens on the council who are at least 12 years of age are eligible to earn volunteer credit hours. Apply to become a Youth Volunteer on the City of Tyler’s Volunteer Services page.

Upcoming Meetings:

March 17 | 4:30 p.m. | Auditorium 

Tween Book Club

Geared for 5th-7th grade, tweens in book club can discuss and share books with other tweens. Each monthly meeting will explore a different theme or genre. 

Upcoming Book Club Meetings:

There is not a book club meeting during March.

Youth Volunteers

Youth volunteers help the library and staff in many ways, including, but not limited to, program setup and cleanup, monitoring programs, counting attendance, writing book reviews, and more. To be a youth volunteer for the Tyler Public Library, you must be at least 12 years of age and have a completed volunteer application on file with the City of Tyler and the library.

Submit a Youth Volunteer Application

Visit the City of Tyler’s Volunteer Services page or stop by the library to pick up an application.

Signup to Volunteer

Once you are approved to be a volunteer, you will receive an invitation to join SignUp Genius. All volunteer opportunities at the library will be made available through SignUp Genius by visiting the current month’s signup page

Earn Volunteer Hours by Reading

Youth volunteers can earn volunteer hours by reading books and writing reviews. Please review the information on the Youth Book Review Submissions page for more information. Then, submit your review at Youth Book Review.


For questions, please call (903)593-7323 and ask to speak with Youth Services staff or email staff.


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