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