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Children's Librarian, Bedford Free Public Library (Bedford)


·         The Children’s Librarian operates under the supervision of the Head of Children’s Services to provide excellent library service to children and adults.

Essential Duties

·         Foster a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for children and caregivers

·         Develop specific areas of the circulating children’s collection 

·         Plan and lead engaging programs for children from birth to 5th grade and their caregivers

·         Offer thoughtful, individualized reader’s advisory and reference services for both leisure and academic reading

·         Connect with community members to extend library services beyond the building

·         Continually consider opportunities for growth in the Children’s Room


·         MLIS /MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred; may consider MLIS/MLS candidates who have completed coursework related to children’s services

·         Familiarity with children’s literature and programming

·         Interest and knowledge of the current trends of youth-focused technology and applications

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and additional world language abilities are desirable 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$60,543.65 - $78,702.98  / year

Salary Notes

This 40-hour-a-week position includes a paid lunch and a comprehensive Town of Bedford benefits package.

Closing Date

Until Filled

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and the required Town of Bedford application ( via email to Noreen O’Gara (, Assistant Library Director, Bedford Free Public Library.

The Town of Bedford is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


2023-02-11 |  Quick link to this job