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Children's Program Specialist, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

Location: Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564


The Pawling Library is seeking a Part Time Children's Program Specialist. The specialist will create and run library programs and services that target literacy and STEAM skills, in cooperation with the Children's Program Coordinator. These programs will engender learning and literacy skills in children and will demonstrate to their parents and caretakers how to create a productive learning environment. The specialist's primary area of focus will be school-aged children and their families.

We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and compassion to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating children's programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children's programs.
  • Operating within a program budget.
  • Providing statistical information for the director's monthly report.
  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Providing reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the library director.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective targeted children's programming.
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and reading processes.
  • Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, caregivers, and colleagues.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.

Childhood education experience a plus.

Experience working in a diverse environment strongly preferred.


Position: Part-time: 15-17 hours per week. Sundays required except in July and August. 

Pay: $15.75/hr

Benefits: Paid time off available after six months. 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website will be considered.

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