Youth Services Desk Assistant


Forest Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
17 hours/week, including evening and weekend shifts

The Forest Park Public Library is currently accepting applications to fill the Youth Services Youth Services Desk Assistant position. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a creative, collaborative team committed to supporting literacy and learning through a variety of engaging programs and resources.

Responsibilities include providing administrative support, reference assistance, storytime planning, readers' advisory, and computer troubleshooting.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A friendly, enthusiastic youth advocate committed to inclusivity and accessibility
  • Adaptable to working with a wide range of ages
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Familiar with current trends in youth services

Prior experience with children's literature, event-planning, and working with children and families is a plus. Please familiarize yourself with the library's mission and inclusivity statement before applying.

For a complete job description, please e-mail Susan Farnum, the Youth Services Manager, at

Our Core Values:

The Forest Park Public Library is committed to providing the highest level of service possible to all patrons.

  • We are collaborative, creative, and curious.
  • We strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where patrons and staff can make real connections.
  • We provide our community with access to education that leads to inspiration, discovery, and empower
  • We respect our community, our colleagues, and our library.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to Due to current circumstances, interviews may be conducted by phone or virtually with an in-person interview to follow when possible.

Application Contact: 
Susan Farnum
Apply To: 
Forest Park Public Library
7555 Jackson Blvd.
Forest Park , IL 60130
Phone: 7086896126
41° 52' 33.8592" N, 87° 48' 51.7248" W