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Librarian I - Children's Services, Reading Public Library (Reading)


The Reading Public Library in Reading, MA is hiring a full-time Children's Services Librarian. 

Are you passionate about youth services and ready to join a dynamic team? The Reading Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and flexible Children's Librarian. In this role, you will be responsible for creating an inclusive library experience for children from birth through grade six, as well as supporting their families, educators, and caregivers.

You will plan and implement innovative library programs, assist patrons with reference and research, curate engaging collections, and promote youth literacy. We are looking for a self-starter with strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The ability to build collaborative relationships within the community is also essential.

This non-exempt 37.5 hour a week position includes one evening per week, an every third Saturday rotation, and is eligible for Sunday hours at 1.5 OT rate. Benefits and ample professional development opportunities are included. 

Our staff culture embraces dedication, equity, teamwork, and a sense of fun. If you are seeking a job that values curiosity and encourages creativity, we invite you to apply through the Town website (cover letter and resume required).


1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject;
2. Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Candidates in a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science
program will be considered; and
3. One to two years of professional library experience; or
4. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work
experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$31.28 - $32.76  / hour

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Application and full job description are available on the Town of Reading, MA website.


2024-06-13 |  Quick link to this job