Part Time
The position works 18 hours/week including days, evenings and weekends.
$14.88 per hour

Indian Prairie Public Library is looking for a creative and enthusiastic person to join our Youth Services team. If you love to help others, if you enjoy learning, creating, reading, and playing – especially with kids and teens- then Indian Prairie Public Library has an opportunity for you.

The person selected to fill our Youth Services Associate position will work with librarians to create and present traditional, virtual, and cutting edge services for kids from birth through grade 6. Responsibilities include reference, readers/media advisory services, technology services, programming, displays, and school tours. Programming may include storytimes for all ages and hands-on maker/STEM classes. Other tasks may involve coordinating activities and supplies in our makerspace called the WouldShop.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working with youth. Applicants must be comfortable working with the public and helping youth of all ages and their caregivers. They must also have a genuine interest in youth services and literature. Applicants must have excellent communication and collaborative skills, a commitment to quality customer service, and sense of humor.

The Indian Prairie Public Library District is located in Darien Illinois serving 42,000 residents in the communities of Darien, Willowbrook and Burr Ridge.  Our Kids and Teens Department is extremely busy with a wide variety of activities.  Our kids and parents love our services and the warm and friendly staff.

Indian Prairie Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.  For further information about the position and the library visit

To Apply

Deadline Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Application Note: 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Natalie Williams, Head of Youth Services at  The subject line on the email should read “Youth Services Associate Application.” Resumes will be accepted until August 26, 2016.  A complete job description is available and at the Check Out desk on the first floor of the library

Application Contact: Natalie Williams
Apply To: 
Indian Prairie Public Library

401 Plainfield Road

Darien , IL 60561

Phone: (630)887-8760