The library will be CLOSED Saturday, December 16, from 10am-12pm to accommodate the final installation of the new generator. We will re-open from 12pm- 4pm for our regular hours.

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Youth Services Assistant


Position Summary

The Youth Services Assistant develops, designs, implements, and evaluates library programs, events, and services under the supervision of the Youth Services Librarian. 

The Youth Services Assistant provides excellent and courteous customer service based on library policies and procedures. Additionally, the Youth Services Assistant performs a variety of library operational duties including circulation, reference assistance, readers’ advisory, and technology help to patrons of all ages.

The Youth Services Assistant maintains confidentiality of patron information, answers phones and digital inquiries, and promotes library collections, services, and programs.

Requirements & Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Provides exemplary customer service and supports the Library’s values and mission. Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people of all ages. Has a desire to work in a public service role—especially with children and youth. Is able to foster and maintain working relationships with all members of the library team. Has experience developing and administering surveys and other evaluation tools to evaluate program outcomes. Is able to work alone, under supervision, and as part of a team. Has an understanding of child and youth cognitive development, public school programs, and children and young adult literature. 

Experience providing early literacy services in a library or community setting. Experience at a public library working with schools, childcare providers, or afterschool programs. Experience working with children and youth ages 0-18.

Bachelors degree in early childhood education (or similar field) or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Physical Requirements
This position requires the employee to perform children and youth programming, which may include twisting and turning, dancing, crawling and kneeling, as well as dexterity movements. 

Technology, Equipment, and Devices
This position requires proficiency with computers and commonly used office software, library systems, and databases. This position requires the employee to troubleshoot general office equipment and other technologies.

This position has a varied work schedule established based on the needs of the Youth Services department. Programming may including daytime, evening, and weekend scheduling. This position is part-time at 16-18 hours per week depending on programming needs.

Hourly Pay
$17.00 - $19.00 depending on qualification and experience

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references electronically to


Closing date: November 30, 2023


A full job description is available HERE



Baker Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer