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Children's Librarian (Part-Time, Temporary), Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, MA

The Town of Salisbury is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a temporary, part-time Children's Librarian. The Children's Librarian maintains a welcoming Children's Room with up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. This is a great opportunity to build experience developing and running weekly story hours and other children's programs, performing readers' advisory and reference duties and maintaining a Children's Room in a beautiful new building. This is an 8 week position, with the potential for some additional weeks. 


  • Plans and delivers programs and activities for children from infancy to age 12
  • Provides a full range of information services to the public, including reference and readers'/media advisory, in person at public service desks, by phone and online, and through public programming
  • Assists patrons at the Children's and Circulation desks by answering general questions regarding the collection, the library catalog, readers' advisory services and other patron inquiries
  • Performs a variety of circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, and shelving materials.


  • Knowledge of current children's and young adult literature trends
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • General knowledge or interest in children's literature
  • Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner
  • Availability to work one evening a week
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently while also functioning as part of a team
  • A commitment to making positive connections with children and teens, both individually and in groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers and other adults working with children and teens
  • Proficient in the use of computers, especially with regards to verifying web and bibliographic resources
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds

Work Environment

Light to moderate physical effort required in lifting, carrying and shelving books and other library materials up to 30 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activities. Able to listen and communicate well in a busy environment. Regular schedule includes one evening a week.

The Town of Salisbury is an EEO/ADA Employer.




$18-20 depending on experience

Closing Date

January 15

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume in one of the following ways to:

Terry Kyrios, Director
Salisbury Public Library
17 Elm Street
Salisbury, MA 01952



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