Children's Services Assistant


La Grange Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
18-19 hours per week
Starting at $14.83 per hour DOQ

The La Grange Park Public Library District is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and reliable assistant for our busy Children's Services Department. The right candidate will love working with a diverse community of children ages birth through 6th grade and their caregivers in a collaborative environment, with the skills to work effectively independently. We are seeking a confident, hardworking and dedicated individual who possesses extraordinary customer service skills. Evening and weekend work required.


  • Works the public service desk, performing reference and reader's advisory services to children, teens and their caregivers
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates educational and recreational programs for children
  • Assists patrons with technology and other library equipment and resources
  • Performs outreach to local schools and community organizations
  • Assists with collection management and other projects as assigned

Performance Expectations:

  • Basic knowledge of child development and children's literature
  • A friendly and approachable manner with the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
  • A team player with exceptional organizational skills and sharp attention to detail
  • Knowledge of common computer applications


  • Bachelor's degree OR two years of college coursework
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children; library experience preferred
  • Employment is contingent upon a background check
  • Students pursuing an MLIS degree strongly encouraged to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Rose Hopkins-LaRocco, Children's Services Director at Priority will be given to applications received by September 3, 2019.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Rose Hopkins-LaRocco
Apply To: 
La Grange Park Public Library District
555 N. La Grange Rd.
La Grange Park , IL 60526
Phone: 708-352-0100
41° 49' 29.91" N, 87° 52' 16.7376" W