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Job Opportunities

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The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please download our job application here.

Children’s Services Librarian 

Deadline for Applications: Until filled 

Full time: 37.5 hours/week; includes one evening shift and weekend rotation as scheduled 

Status: Non-exempt 

Salary Range: $20.00-$24.00/hr., depending on qualifications.  

Benefits: Health and dental. Participation in IMRF. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time offered. 

Job Description: River Forest Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic Children’s Services Librarian to join our creative and collaborative Children’s Services Department, serving kids from birth through 4th grade and their families. The ideal candidate has genuine enthusiasm for working with children in a library setting and a passion for children’s literature, experience with outreach, story times and other programming for kids, and loves interacting with the community. We are a small library and very collaborative, thus the ideal candidate will not only work well independently, but also within a team driven environment. 

The Children’s Services Librarian will assist the Manager of Children’s Services with: 

Requirements:  

Carefully review the full job description and our Culture Statement 

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.  

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Contact Information 

Melaina Maraldi, Children’s Services Manager  

735 Lathrop Avenue  

River Forest IL  60305 

Children’s Services Associate Position

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled  

Part Time: 15-19 hours/week; includes 1 night and weekend rotation as scheduled  

Status: Non-exempt  

Salary: $15.26/hr. 

Description: Do you love working with children and have a passion for libraries? River Forest Public Library is looking for a creative and friendly individual to join our collaborative and fun Children’s Services team!  This part time position works with the Manager of Children’s Services and other staff to provide library services such as reference help, readers’ advisory, technology assistance, and the planning and delivering of quality programming to children from birth through 4th grade and their caregivers. 

Requirements:   

Carefully review the full job description and our Culture Statement 

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to  employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.  

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Contact Information 

Melaina Maraldi, Children’s Services Manager  

735 Lathrop Avenue  

River Forest IL  60305