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ReaderShip Assistant 

 Are you a friendly, outgoing person? Do you look forward to performing in front of an audience? If you are energized by serving the public and working with children and families, this is a great opportunity. Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a ReaderShip Assistant to join the Community Service and Program Development Division. As ReaderShip Assistant, you will be responsible for delivering storytimes and other programs to children and families in both English and Spanish. The ideal candidate must have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, a flexible schedule and be reliable. This position is based at the Main Library but involves delivering programs throughout various locations in the library district.

The mix of duties includes:

  • Assembling and presenting storykits
  • Preparing and presenting storytime programs in English and Spanish at preschools, daycare centers, and community events with children and families
  • Assisting the ReaderShip Associate with planning and presenting parent education sessions related to children’s books, reading, and library services
  • Attending community events and meetings, representing the Library in a positive and professional manner


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish
  • Must have successful experience working with young children in group settings
  • Ability to drive a vehicle and possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and a good driving record
  • Must have knowledge and experience with basic computer applications and mobile devices

18 hours per week; schedule is mostly weekdays, however, it may include some evening and weekend hours depending on scheduled events

Hourly Rate: $15.16 per hour


Please submit an Employment Application, cover letter and resume to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois 60120 or e-mail to jobs@gailborden.info. A link to the Employment Application is below:    

files/emploment application/employment_application.pdf


Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer