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Children's Library Assistant, Medfield Memorial Public Library (Medfield)

Medfield, an idyllic suburb of Boston, has an immediate opening for a Children’s Library Assistant in a busy and thriving Children’s Department. We are seeking a friendly candidate who is passionate about children's literacy and is excited to join our collaborative team! This position will have a primary focus on planning and presenting engaging, interactive, and educational virtual and in-person children’s programming for children and caregivers, with an emphasis on babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. 

The Children’s Library Assistant provides friendly and efficient service to patrons of all ages in the Children’s Department and collaborates with the Children’s Library team.  The Children’s Library Assistant is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her/their direction and control.  Performs all other related duties as required to include: plan and present programs for children and caregivers, primarily for birth thru preschool ages; recommend books, DVDs, and audiobooks to patrons as well as items from the Toys and Games collection; oversee department in the absence of the Children’s Librarian; occasionally oversee the work of Library Pages and volunteers.

This is an approximately 15 hour/week, non-benefited position. Hours will include at least two weekdays, and all Sunday shifts, 2 – 5 pm, with a Sunday differential. For information on the library’s current hours, please visit


The ideal candidate will have experience developing lesson plans in a school or a library setting.  Background in services for children strongly preferred. Clerical or library clerical experience preferred.  Shift or team leader experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Associate’s Degree preferred.  

Ability to work with library customers and staff in a friendly, efficient manner. Ability to listen and communicate effectively with children and caregivers. Ability to perform routine clerical and record-keeping tasks repetitively and efficiently. Ability to learn and use computerized library catalog systems and related equipment. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Ability to maintain reliable attendance and a regular schedule.

Excellent customer service skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Basic computer skills. Experience or interest in children’s programming to include creative displays and crafts.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$19.24  / hour

Salary Notes

$19.24 per hour with annual step increases and Sunday differential

Closing Date

Applicants will be reviewed as cover letters and resumes are received.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Bernadette Foley at


2021-05-24 |  Quick link to this job