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Children's Librarian, Adams Free Library (Adams)

The Town of Adams, Massachusetts is seeking a dynamic, energetic, self-motivated and people-oriented individual for the position of Children’s Librarian at the Adams Free Library.  This is a Full-Time, benefitted 35 hours/week position.  Salary starts at $21.14/hour. Pay is commensurate with experience.  Under the supervision of the Library Director, the children’s librarian directs all operations in the Children’s Department. This position includes evening and weekend hours. This position plans, organizes, directs, and oversees the day-to-day operation of the Children’s Department. Responsibilities include developing, maintaining, and managing the children’s library collection; planning, implementing, organizing, and evaluating programs and activities; outreach and engagement with groups, organizations, local media, and schools; cataloging and processing of books and materials; creating displays and postings, and organizing volunteers; occasional assisting with Adult Services Department operations as needed.


Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, plus three years professional and administrative experience; courses in Children’s Literature and Elementary Education preferred; experience working with young children recommended, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicant should have a working knowledge of the principles and practices of library science and children’s literature and thorough knowledge of children’s books, related materials, and appropriate techniques and specialized skills in working with children. Computer literacy is mandatory, and familiarity with Evergreen Library Software, and MS Office preferred. 

The Town of Adams is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$21.14  / hour

Salary Notes

Pay is commensurate with experience.

Closing Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

How to Apply

An employment application may be located on the Town’s website at and must accompany a cover letter and resume. Please submit to the Town Administrator’s Office via postal mail, in person at Adams Town Hall, 8 Park Street, 2nd Floor, Adams MA, 01220 or email to . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


2024-06-11 |  Quick link to this job