My name is Bridget McIlquham, I am 15 years old and attend High School here in Eau Claire. I am currently President of YAAB (Young Adult Advisory Board). I have been a member of YAAB for three years. I joined because I wanted to help improve and expand library programs for young adults and teens. I love the library and the library programs. I want there to be programs for everyone to enjoy, it is important to me to be a voice for all teens and their interests, not just mine. I love serving on the board and really enjoy working with the other board members active in YAAB. I hope to someday have a career in library services and want to help promote literacy in the community.
The Young Adult Advisory Board (YAAB) is open to teens in grades 6 through 12. YAAB currently meets virtually on the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss ideas for programs, materials, activities in the Teen Lounge and ways to make the library a better place for teens.