Youth Services Library Associate (Part-Time 25 hours/week)


McHenry Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
This position requires a flexible schedule to work days, nights, and weekends, particularly when school is not in session.
The salary range for this position is approx. $15.66-$19.57/hour.  

Do you enjoy working with patrons and making connections with children and teens of all ages? If so, we have the position for you!

The McHenry Public Library District is seeking a welcoming, collaborative and service-oriented professional to join our Youth Services Team. The ideal candidate for this position will support our Library's mission by assisting patrons in the library, on phone, or via chat with reference, readers' advisory, and technology questions. The main responsibilities of the position include assisting the Questions Desk which serves patrons of all ages. This position may have the opportunity to plan and execute programming for ages 18 and under, participate in outreach events, curate Library bibliographies and displays, as well as select some materials for the Youth collection. The skills required for this position are: excellent customer service skills, fluency in both verbal and written English, and the ability to adapt to the Library's technology needs.


  • Associate's degree, LTA, or previous library or children's programming experience; Bachelor's degree desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong technology skills including: Microsoft Windows and Office applications, Google Suite applications, Internet, eReaders/tablets, online video conferencing/sharing platforms, and the ability to adapt to changing technology.

  • Knowledge and appreciation of popular materials for youth and teens.

  • Understanding of the recreational and educational needs of today's youth and teens.

  • Bilingual skills (Spanish, Polish, or ASL) are desirable.

  • Experience with social media, coding, website design, and/or makerspace technology is desirable.


  • Includes IMRF (Pension Plan) and PTO benefits.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

If interested, please submit a resume to for consideration. Click here to view the job description on our website.

Application Contact: 
Jennifer May
Apply To: 
McHenry Public Library District
809 Front Street
McHenry , IL 60050
Phone: 815-385-0036
Fax: 815-385-7085
42° 20' 21.048" N, 88° 16' 32.4984" W