TAB stands for “Teens and Books” or “Teen Advisory Board.”
We are a book discussion club, co-sponsored by Arlington’s middle school and public librarians.
TAB meets during lunch every other week to discuss what we’ve read. TAB members get the chance to read brand new books that are supposed to be the best books written in the last year for young adults and give thumbs up or down on the selections. At the end of the year, TAB members vote for their favorites. Lists of each middle school’s favorites are available at each school and at the public libraries and are marked with a gold star in the Young Adult areas of each Arlington Public Library.
TAB Club Sponsors: Mr. Nelson from Shirlington Library, Ms. Wall and Ms. Miller
We are always looking for members who like to read, and enjoy talking about what they are reading in a group. The only requirements are that you try to read and review at least one book a month, and attend the meetings on a regular basis.
This year we are looking forward to seeing some movies that have been made from some our favorite young adult novels.
Find out more about TAB by visiting the Arlington Public Library TAB page. There are recommendations of favorite TAB books from all the TABs in Arlington.
Contact Ms. Wall or Ms. Miller if you are interested–we begin in late September and go through May. We meet every other Wednesday during each of the lunches. Membership is open all year.
2019 TAB PICKS
Great Resources to Help You Find Your Next Book
- Check Out Other TAB Favorites
- TALTAL – Teens at the Arlington Library — a blog for middle and high school students
- ALA Youth Media Awards – links to winner and honor books for annual awards like the Newbery, Printz, Coretta Scott King Award, etc.
- Best Fiction for Young Adults (American Library Association)