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Current Openings:



We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to help kids with their reading by staffing our Summer Reading Club booth. This summer’s theme is Paws to Read.


Applicant must be a high school graduate by the end of the first month of employment. The applicant must show enthusiasm for children and for children’s books, display a cheerful and patient temperament, have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and pay close attention to detail work.  


This individual is responsible for listening to and recording children’s book reports for the library’s Summer Reading Club, data entry related to the Summer Reading Club, and shelving Children’s materials.  It is of the utmost importance that he/she be imbued with a spirit of service to patrons.  It is also essential that this individual be able to remain cheerful and inquisitive when dealing with children on a one-on-one basis for several hours at a time.  This individual must be well organized, detail oriented, observant of Club rules, and accurate.  He/she is also expected to demonstrate the ability to consistently, thoroughly, and enthusiastically perform his/her duties independently.


Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Listen to children’s book reports for the library’s Summer Reading Club.

Keep written records of children’s book reports.

Register children for the Summer Reading Club.

Enter records of Club participants into a computer database.

Assist with tasks associated with the Summer Reading Club (filing, giving out prizes, hanging book reports, etc.).

Shelve Children’s materials.


Clean up the children’s area.

Answer patrons’ directional questions, refer other questions to librarians.

Hours: Late afternoon-evenings, weekends (approximately 15 hours per week)
Dates: June 16 through August 5
To apply: Send cover letter and WPL employment application ( to:
Janet Piehl
Youth Services Librarian
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
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Application deadline: May 9th