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Children's Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library (Hopkinton)

Hopkinton, a highly engaged community, is committed to equal opportunity, encourages diversity and inclusion, and believes that a positive culture of inclusion in Town governance contributes to the Town’s overall qualities as a great place to live and work. Our collaborative Library team enjoys developing forward-looking, creative approaches to new challenges and opportunities and embraces the library as a space for everyone. Hopkinton could be the vibrant, growing community and library for you

The Children’s Librarian, under the general direction of the Youth Services Supervisor, provides general library services for young library users and provides special library services such as story times, crafts, summer reading program, and other creative programming to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that all children of Hopkinton are  given the opportunity to explore, discover, and connect.

Hours: 40 hours/week including at least one evening per week;  required to participate in the weekend rotation.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Knowledge of public library principles, practices, policies and procedures, including extensive knowledge of customer service best practices, automated library systems, and other library-related software. 

Knowledge of children’s literature and children’s reading programs and activities.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing with various audiences including public officials and the general public.

Computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media and library software.


Master’s degree in library and information science or similar field from an American Library Association accredited program with one (1) to three (3) years progressively responsible library experience with a primary focus on Children’s services; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$28.83 - $34.59  / hour

Salary Notes

Hiring Salar depending on qualifications. Competitive Leave, Benefits & County Pension.

Closing Date

Thursday, September 28, 2023

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please submit the following required documents: Application for Employment (available HERE), cover letter, and resume no later than 4:00 pm, Thursday, September 28, 2023  to Individuals who may need an accommodation in order to participate in the process are welcome and should contact HR. Applications will also be accepted via drop off or mailed to: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. 


2023-09-08 |  Quick link to this job