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KidSpace Desk & Program Page

The Main Library location has a part-time Pageposition available in the KidSpace Department.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual, who loves working with children, to support our fast-paced, energy-driven, kid-friendly department. The mix of duties includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assisting with staff activities at the Youth Center Help Desk
  • Assisting at children’s programs with tasks such as modeling story-time behaviors, monitoring the crowd, basic puppetry, or other tasks
  • Assisting children and caregivers with Youth Center computers
  • Supporting the department with many behind-the-scenes tasks
  • Retrieving materials as requested


  • Minimum age requirement - 16 years of age
  • Must have knowledge and skills in using basic computer applications including internet searches and word processing programs
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Spanish language skills are a plus


15 hours per week; must be flexible to work a varied schedule including late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Hourly Rate:   $ 11.00 per hour

Application Deadline → October 15, 2021 or Until Filled.


Please review the full job description and consider joining our team! Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit the Application, a cover letter, and resume to jobs@gailborden.info. 




Web Applications Specialist

Gail Borden Public Library is looking for an individual who has interest in and experience with developing and managing websites and web applications. This full-time position is in the Library Applications Department at the Main Library. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and detail-oriented with demonstrable experience in web development and website management with a touch of web design skills to support content creators.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining the library’s web services running on the Joomla platform
  • Enforcing standards and consistency in layout and information architecture for the internal and external websites
  • Providing guidance to library staff in implementing new Library Applications systems

Key Qualifications:

  • Two years of college with technical or advanced coursework in computer science, or three years of combined education and experience which provides the skills needed for effective job performance
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript coding skills, as well as experience with responsive web design
  • Knowledge of user experience best practices and web conventions
  • Ability to configure and maintain a CMS platform
  • Ability to configure and maintain a hosted website
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills are essential
    • Knowledge of PHP and other web programming languages a plus


Schedule:  Full-time 37.5 hours per week; Monday–Friday flexible, daytime hours

Salary:  $52,104 per year DOQ + Excellent Benefits

  • Enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) for a future pension
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Generous time-off benefits
    • 4 weeks vacation
    • 1 week of floating holiday time
    • 2 days of personal time
    • 12 days of sick time
    • 8 paid holidays

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library! Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume, and the Employment Application to →jobs@gailborden.info



Finance Assistant

Are you a “numbers” person? Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a part-time Finance Assistant to work onsite in the Finance Department at the Main Library location. The individual must be reliable, accurate, detail-oriented and be able to adapt to change quickly and positively.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash handling and account reconciliation
  • Preparing bank deposits including transport to the local bank
  • Assist with monthly board remittances and mailings
  • Financial data entry
  • Spreadsheet preparation
  • Setting up vendor accounts
  • Ordering and maintaining office supply inventory

Intermediate knowledge of Excel is required. Candidate must have good interpersonal skills to interact with all levels within the organization, as well as with vendors.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in accounting and/or business including cash reconciliation and purchasing functions
  • Must be proficient with internet use, Microsoft Word & Excel, adding machine use, and accurate data entry
  • Detail-minded with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must be a team-player with the ability to adapt to change to routines and workflows
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (driving record history will be requested upon hire)  

Part-time:  15 hours per week; 3 days per week, Mon – Fri between the hours of 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

                (additional hours and/or schedule changes may be required around library board meeting

                dates or end-of-month reconciliation periods)      

Hourly Rate:  $17.28 per hour + prorated Personal Time and Floating Holiday time off benefits

Application Deadline → October 1, 2021 or Until Filled

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library. Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit the Employment Application, a cover letter, and resume to jobs@gailborden.info.





The Gail Borden Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.  The library is committed to a policy of recruitment, employment, evaluation, promotion, discipline, and other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability marital status, military status and any other legally protected category.  The library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Persons needing accommodations in the application or interview process should notify Human Resources.