Children's Library Program Assistant


Cook Memorial Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
$17.82 per hour

Children's Library Program Assistant

The Cook Memorial Public Library District is seeking a friendly, creative, customer-focused individual to provide patron service on behalf of the Children's Services Department at the Cook Park Library (Libertyville) and Aspen Drive Library (Vernon Hills)

Hours: Part-time (16 hours), including evenings and weekend rotation. Will include additional day and evening hours, as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to patrons in person, on the telephone, and via electronic media (e.g. mail, instant messaging).
  • Maintains knowledge of all genres of children's literature and its age appropriateness.
  • Assists patrons in the use of electronic products, including the website, online catalog systems, downloadable materials, electronic databases, and handheld devices.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of department programs and activities.
  • Assists with administrative tasks such as creating inventories and lists of materials, preparing materials for programs, entering data, compiling statistics, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • B.A./B.S. degree
  • Experience working with children in school, public library, or similar setting.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for offering programs and other services to children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Ability to use software programs to perform job responsibilities.
  • Ability to use electronic resources and assist patrons in use of electronic resources.
  • Reliable and willing to fill in extra hours, when necessary.
  • Ability to work at both Cook Park Library and Aspen Drive Library locations.
  • Ability to speak language(s) other than English is desirable, but not required.

Apply online at through Monday, March 26.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018
Application Note: 
Application Contact: 
Marla Littlefield
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