Librarian I – Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional with excellent public service skills and experience working with youth and young adults to join their team as a Librarian I – Youth and Community Services. The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works with Youth and Community Services staff to plan, promote, deliver and assess library programs within the Library and outreach services at other locations.
  • Assists in the planning, marketing, conducting and facilitating of programs and meetings held at the Library.
  • Provides reference and reader advisory assistance primarily in the Youth and Teen area.
  • Ensures effective and safe experiences for members of the public using the library spaces.
  • Coordinates and implements the necessary set up/break down of furniture and equipment for library programs and outside meetings, including sweeping, vacuuming and other cleaning after events.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of library experience or library training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A graduate degree in library science is desirable, as well as experience working with youth and young adults.
  • Comfortable using video editing, audiovisual software and equipment, online meeting platforms, library software, circulation services, Microsoft Office Suite and room booking software.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required as work hours may vary from week to week.

Pay and Benefits include:
This position works 32 hours per week and offers a competitive starting pay range of $27.62-$34.41 per hour and is benefit eligible.

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today.

Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. This position will be open until filled and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply:
Job Description: Librarian I – Youth and Community Services


– Posted 11/26/23

Youth Librarian – Dover Free Library (Dover, VT)

Dover Free Library is seeking a Youth Librarian!
Youth Librarian Job Description
Basic Responsibilities:
  • Plan, budget, and conduct youth programs on a weekly basis.
  • Serve as part of the library’s team to assure coordination with library administration and other staff.
  • Work closely with Library Director to develop goals and objectives for youth services as part of the overall library strategic plan.
  • Advocate and evaluate services to youth within the community.
  • Review, develop, and manage children’s and young adult books and materials.
  • Provide reader’s advisory services to children and young adults.
  • Publicize youth services and programs.
Basic Requirements:
  • Broad knowledge of children’s needs, and a genuine caring respect for children.
  • Attain a broad knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Ability to plan and carry out all aspects of children’s programming.
  • Ability and willingness to work with other agencies serving the needs of children in the community.
  • Creativity, problem-solving skills, and an attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and evaluate services.
  • Knowledge of basic library services and tools, and a willingness to learn more.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office machines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to an environment which is changing rapidly,
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds.
Position Details:
  • Position is 20-25 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus partial health insurance and other benefits.
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at
– Posted 10/20/23

Youth and Children’s Librarian – Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to be our Youth and Children’s Librarian. We seek an enthusiastic innovator who is motivated to instill a life-long love of libraries in our youngest patrons. The Abbott Library is a welcoming and professional environment that enjoys tremendous support from its community.

Duties specific to the position include: (1) development, maintenance and cataloging of the children’s and youth collections; (2) planning programming for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary, middle, and high school students and their families, including seasonal reading programs, presentations, interactive sessions, and after-school enrichment programs; (3) readers’ advisory; and (4) initiating and engaging in community outreach. General library duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. The Youth and Children’s Librarian reports to the Library Director.

Ideal candidates will have knowledge of children’s literature and programming, enjoy working with children, and be personable, cheerful, and professional. Candidates must have basic computer skills and Internet searching skills.

This full-time position comes with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, paid sick and vacation time and enrollment in the New Hampshire Retirement System benefit pension plan.

The starting hourly rate of pay is $22.72 with the possibility of a step increase following successful completion of a six-month probationary period. An MLS degree or equivalent library experience is preferred. A full job description is available at

A resume and cover letter may be emailed to Applications received by November 3, 2023, will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 10/17/23

Librarian III – Head of Youth and Community Services – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking a library professional to join their team as a full-time Librarian III- Head of Youth and Community Services! The Keene Public Library is a cherished community resource for the City and one of New Hampshire’s foremost public libraries. The Library has an active and supportive Board of Trustees and community, as well as dedicated staff and volunteers, who all contribute to a stimulating and positive work environment!

Position Summary
The Librarian III provides professional leadership and supervision of the Youth Department (Children’s and Teen Services), as well as programming and community engagement activities for all ages. This requires developing community partnerships to promote and support
initiative programs and services that meet the current and emerging needs of the community and the Library. This position serves as a resource to and assists all Library service departments in the application of community outreach. They will be a member of the Executive and Senior Administration teams and will manage the Library in the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director. Specific job duties can be found in the job description. The ideal candidate will have strong supervision and communication skills and will be passionate about the work they do and the community they work in!

About the City of Keene
A friendly and vibrant college town with over 23,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. As the hub of Cheshire County, the Keene community places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally sourced food and products, and historic
preservation. You’ll find the best characteristics of small city living here, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, the arts, farmer’s markets, a growing food co-op, festivals, events, and live theaters. If you prefer to stay busy with outdoor recreation
opportunities, there are many green areas, parks, ponds, and lakes in the area, as well as a vast trail system for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. With convenient access to Interstate 91, many popular ski areas are within close proximity as well. Keene is a welcoming
area with something for everyone, including sports leagues for youth and adults (such as an adult softball league, rugby, and ice hockey). We even have our very own collegiate baseball team, the Keene Swamp Bats, which we welcome to the area every summer!

The City offers a variety of public and private education opportunities for students in kindergarten – grade 12. We are also home to Keene State College, which is ranked by U.S News and World Report as a top regional college, as well as River Valley Community College, and a private graduate school, Antioch University of New England. Your healthcare needs will be covered by Cheshire Medical Center, which is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and a leading employer, with numerous satellite locations.

The City offers a diverse economy which includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders. It is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals!

Education and Experience (but are not limited to)

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or closely related field is required, plus 5 years related experience, with at least 3 years’ experience with staff supervision and development, programming, education/training, and public speaking.
  • Must have demonstrated ability of successfully managing concurrent outreach efforts, large-scale planning, coordination and execution of these efforts, or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Working knowledge of library software for cataloging, and circulation services including LC OCLC and MARC.

Salary and Benefits include:

  • This full-time position offers a salary range of $68,004- $84,745 annually.Are you used to spending a considerable amount of money on insurance? YOU WON’T HERE! The City of Keene offers low deductible/low-cost health insurance, low-cost dental insurance, and other benefits such as life, disability, defined benefit retirement, paid time off including vacation days, personal days, and sick days and more!

Ready to apply?
If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, then apply today! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your application. Applications
will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and this position will be open until closed.

To apply:
Job Description: Librarian III-Head of Youth and Community Services


– Posted 10/6/23

Youth Services Library Assistant – Temporary – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich (VT) Public Library seeks an energetic and dedicated individual interested in joining our team on a temporary basis. We are a
busy library and are looking for a passionate Youth Services Assistant to become a part of our community from August 22, 2023, until December 29, 2023. This position will focus on providing services in the Youth Services Department but will also work within other library areas as needed.

Our ideal candidate will love interacting with youth from birth through high school age and their caregivers and will exhibit:
•       Creativity
•       Flexibility
•       Excellent customer service
•       A sense of humor
•       The qualities of a team player
•       Enthusiasm
•       Strong organization skills
•       Attention to detail

Job responsibilities include:
•       Collaboration with the Youth Services Librarian in developing programs for youth and families
•       Provides circulation and reference assistance
•       Maintain a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment

•       Experience working with children and families
•       Proficient with technology

What does a typical day look like for the Youth Services Assistant?

You’ll spend the majority of your time in the youth services department doing everything from pulling books for displays to helping kids and
caregivers find the materials and information they need to checking out materials. Your day may also include shelving returned items, helping prepare materials for upcoming programs including craft preparation, straightening shelves, or assisting with programs.

One of the most important aspects of the job will be brainstorming with the Youth Services Librarian about timely, on trend ideas for displays and programs that provide learning and leisure opportunities for the Norwich community of kids from newborns through high school and their caregiver. Enjoying conversation and collaboration are a must!

As a member of the staff, you will be expected, at times, to provide service in other areas of the library.

This position is 20 hours per week & reports to the Youth Services Librarian.
Hours are Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Pay scale $18.50 – $19.50/hour.

Send cover letter and resume to
Position open until filled.

– Posted 6/27/23

Youth Services Librarian – Springfield Town Library (Springfield, VT)

The Town of Springfield, VT is seeking to fill a team-oriented, full-time (35 hours per week) Youth Services Librarian position. The ideal candidate should have the ability and enthusiasm for working with children and young adults and a passion for Public Service.

Responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services to children and young adults. Performs professional duties requiring extensive knowledge of library operations. Works with the Library Director to prepare goals and objectives for children’s library services and budget and grant requests to achieve those goals.

Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university; OR a Bachelor’s Degree plus Certification as a Public Librarian by the VT Dept. of Libraries; OR any combination of experience and/or education which demonstrates an extensive knowledge of library services for children and young adults.

$22.62 – $33.48 per hour, depending on experience. This is a non-exempt Union position with an excellent benefits package.

Apply at the Human Resources Office, 96 Main Street, (802) 885-2104 ( Applications and a complete job description can be found at

The Town of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 6/27/23

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Youth Services Librarian
35-37.5 hours per week; full benefits; $24.00/hr


About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is a vibrant hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an engaged Commission, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, forward-thinking and organized person to maintain a safe an inviting space for the youth of Waterbury. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35-37.5 hours per week with a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Technologically capable. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom).
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination and enthusiasm.
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with co-workers, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Rachel Muse, Library Director, at

For the full job description see our website:

– Posted 6/2/23

Youth Services Librarian – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

Bennington Free Library seeks a dynamic and creative individual for a part-time Youth Services Co-Librarian position. This job share role requires someone who is an enthusiastic innovator and capable of planning, developing and implementing programs and services for children, teens & their families. Ability to collaborate and coordinate with BFL staff including the present Youth Services Librarian is essential. Responsibilities include collection development, readers advisory, reports, programming, outreach, grant writing and advocacy. Effective communication skills and technology experience are expected. Library or education related bachelor’s degree and experience working with children and families required. 24+ hours per week.

Send resume, cover letter and application to or mail to: Youth Services Librarian, Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington, VT 05201

Read the full job description.

– Posted 1/25/23

Youth Room Director – St. Albans Free Library (St. Albans, VT)

Join our team at the beautiful St. Albans Free Library. Located in the heart of downtown St. Albans, the St. Albans Free Library is a vibrant library serving an active population of around 15,000. As the Youth Room Director, you’ll support a broad variety of youth services for children and families in our busy youth room.

Work Hours: 35 hours a week. May include Saturdays and evenings as required.

Salary range: $46,000 – $52,000

Benefits: We offer an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave policies.

Preferred Qualifications: – Bachelor’s degree or an appropriate combination of education & experience. Vermont Library Certification or enrollment in program.

Applications are being accepted through February 6th, 2023. Please apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to MaryPat Larrabee at A complete job description can be found on our website

The St. Albans Free Library is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting those diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to providing exemplary service.

– Posted 1/13/23

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time hours in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our part-time Library Aide in the Youth Services Department opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position is responsible for assisting Keene Public Youth Service Librarians (both children and teen) with the daily operations of the Youth Services Department! Duties include, but are not limited to, providing readers’ advisory and other services to children, young adults, teachers, parents and adult patrons as well as library staff in person, by phone, through email and uses a broad range of sources including the Internet, the library material collection, and automated library systems to locate requested information or materials.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer experience, library experience or public contact experience and experience working with children or completed classes in children’s literature and child development is required. Knowledge and support of intellectual freedom and NH privacy laws and maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is required.

The Library Aide/Youth position offers a pay range of $18.85- $23.49 per hour and 12 hours per week. This position requires working evening and Saturday hours.

If you’re excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, apply online today at! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your completed application.

Job Description: Library Aide- Youth Services

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 9/29/22