Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

ReaderShip Assistant. Are you a friendly, outgoing person? 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. This position is based at the Main Library downtown Elgin, 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
  • 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

Qualifications:  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 Illinois driver's license, proof of insurance, and a good driving record. Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications and mobile devices is required.

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

Application Deadline:  Friday, June 3, 2016

Please submit an Employment Application, cover letter, and resume to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or e-mail to Click here for the Employment Application.






Gail Borden Public Libary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.