Youth Services Librarian I

Can you perform a riveting book talk or science experiment on-the-go? Have you tried out all the hottest toys and games? Do you speak children's (or teen's!) literature like a second language? If that's you, then come join the friendliest library in Illinois! The Fremont Public Library is looking for an innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented team player to join the Youth Services Department (serving patrons ages 0-17 and the adults who love them). The person in this role will participate in collection management, community outreach, service desk staffing, and in-house programming.

What you need to be successful:

  • Master of Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school. Current students and recent graduates will be considered.
  • An approachable, friendly attitude while interacting with patrons of all ages.
  • Confidence in public speaking, teaching, presenting and performing.
  • Experience working in public libraries or relevant customer service field.

What we offer:

  • A modern and spacious library building with unique, innovative services, programs, community partnerships, and collections.
  • A vibrant and diverse community that enthusiastically supports their library.
  • A 40-hour work week with about one evening per week and about one weekend per month.
  • Excellent benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, IMRF, vacation and medical leave, flexible schedules, and support for conference travel and continuing education.
  • Starting salary of $22 per hour or $45,760 annually

To apply:

Email cover letter and resume to Becky Ingram at

Subject: Youth Services Librarian Opening

No phone call, please.

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