Part Time Children’s Library Assistant – Wanaque Public Library

Main Library Alliance

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY ASSISTANT (part-time, 25 hours/week)

Wanaque Public Library, a small customer-service oriented library serving a population of 11,500, has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and team-oriented Youth Services Library Assistant to work part-time in our children’s department for 25 hours per week. 

Under the guidance of our full-time Children’s Library Assistant, you will help plan, promote and perform story times, special programs and other activities to ensure that our Children’s Room continues to thrive and meet the needs of our community. This job also requires you

 to assist the full-time Children’s Library Assistant with children’s department duties such as circulation, reader’s advisory, shelving and collection maintenance, outreach and marketing, and other duties associated with the children’s department. 

The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and families, have great customer service skills and be friendly and approachable with all library patrons and other staff members. Our ideal candidate is also reliable and punctual, has good organizational skills, has basic computer skills, and isn’t afraid to try new things. We are looking for someone who is team-oriented and also self-motivated enough to work independently, with minimal supervision, when given projects to complete. A background working with children and/or families is a plus. 

Hours include two to three mornings per week, two to three afternoons per week, and up to two Saturdays a month. The schedule may vary week-to-week because you will be scheduled to work at times when we are providing programming for children and families. This part-time Library

 Assistant position meets the NJLA minimum salary requirements and pays $17.98/hour. 

To apply: 

Send your resume and a brief cover letter (in PDF format) explaining why you are a good candidate for this job. We encourage you to also include letters of reference from previous employers, if you have them available. 

Your application documents can be emailed to Mary Martin, Library Director at, or you can drop off your application in person at 616 Ringwood Avenue, Wanaque, NJ. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.