Youth Services Manager


Sugar Grove Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
30 hours per week
Begins at $19.00 per hour

We are seeking an energetic, patron focused, and motivated member to join the close-knit team of Sugar Grove Public Library. We are a beautiful Library sitting in the far west suburbs, and close proximity to I-88. Our patron base is around 15,701 with slightly under 60% of our patrons holding Library cards. In our past few years we have built our programs to maximize our service potential and experienced growth in our usage as well as circulation. Our team members are our most valuable asset in creating a climate of success. If you have a great attitude and strong work ethic, we hope you consider joining us.

This position will manage two part time YS assistants, and serve as the primary point of service and contact for the Department. Reference, reader's advisory, and collection development are key duties. Programming is presented and developed for babies through tweens as well as minor outreach. Summer Reading is a dynamic time here at our Library, and a bevy of volunteers assists.

Programming skill are essential - both in planning and presentation. We hope you can do a lap bounce as well as a great fingerplay, read a story, and prepare a plan of service for your Department.

Our Management Team works closely with the Director to formulate policy, provide input to our Library, and address issues in Library Service. A collaborative mindset it critical as ALL of our staff members tag team to keep our building running despite financial challenges. Each position must be able to cross train and assist other areas. This is both challenging AND enriching as your skills will be honed and developed.

As we are a financially challenged Library, we do not provide health benefits or participate in IMRF. We do offer an atmosphere that is flexible, and provide mentorship that will help you grow in your career. This position accrues paid time off for vacation, a life insurance policy, and an employer provided health reimbursement account (HRA) of $50.00 per pay period, or $1,200 per year. Salary begins at $19.00 per hour.

30 hours per week, (we are closed on Friday) non-exempt position. Weekend shifts (in rotation ) are required as well as serving as a person in charge. This position reports to the Library Director. We know this is a full time list of duties for a part time job........and we hope to change that in the future. For now, building to our future requires a dedicated team.

Preference given to candidates with MLS or LTA, prior public Library experience and programming knowledge necessary. Other degrees considered based upon job history and Library experience. Though we ask a great deal of the person serving in this position, we know the experience alone is a tremendous asset to the future of our next Manager.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send resume and cover letter to Shannon Halikias, Library Director at

Application Contact: 
Shannon Halikias
Apply To: 
Sugar Grove Public Library District
125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove , IL 60554
Phone: 630-466-4686