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Children's Services Librarian, Joshua Hyde Public Library (Sturbridge)

The Children's Services Librarian at the Joshua Hyde Public Library in Sturbridge is retiring, and we are looking for a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic person with crazy good communication skills and a knack for making patrons of all ages feel welcome and included, to join our library team full time. Historically, this is a once in a decade opportunity! 

Essential duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Providing and planning programs and services to children and young adults to meet the changing needs of the community; Reader's advisory services; Use of online resources; Preparing and presenting outreach programs at daycare centers and preschools; Working closely with the public schools to provide materials and programs to support the school frameworks; Selecting, developing, and maintaining the children's collection; Directly supervising Library Assistants and Pages in the Children's Department.

This 36 hour/week position requires one evening per week and occasional weekends, as needed, to accommodate programming.


MLS/MLIS with a minimum of two years experience specifically in children's library services; or four to ten years related experience and/or training.  Supervisory experience preferred. A valid driver's license required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$25.57  / hour

Salary Notes

Grade 6 with 12 Steps

Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references in a single PDF to: 

Becky Plimpton - Library Director, Joshua Hyde Public Library,

Subject Line: CS Librarian

Application deadline is Friday, October 21, 2022

A full job description can be found at ; The Town of Sturbridge is an E.O.E


2022-09-21 |  Quick link to this job