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We're Hiring!

This is a great time to join our team at the Plaistow Public Library. 

Help us re-invent the Plaistow Public Library as THE place to connect, discover and learn. Details below.

Circulation Team Members - Adult & Children's/ Teen Departments

Schedule: 38 hrs/ week to be divided between two individuals, including days, evenings and some Saturdays

Compensation: $11.65 to $15.00/ hour, depending on experience

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director

Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Online Application Form:

Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Plaistow Public Library is seeking two friendly, energetic, and organized individuals to join our Circulation Team. Thirty-eight (38) total hours have been budgeted for both positions in order to provide coverage at the library’s main and children’s Circulation Desks.

As a Team Member, you help define our patrons’ experience of the library. You greet people warmly and provide helpful, courteous service in a variety of ways – facilitating circulation of library materials; providing helpful advice and information about our collections, programs and services; helping out with patrons’ basic computer needs; ensuring that your work area is tidy and well-organized; renewing our displays with fresh materials as needed; hipping in when larger programs require an extra hand or two; and administering our policies fairly and with tact.

One of the positions also involves substantial contact with our families and younger patrons by providing coverage in the library’s Children’s/ Teen Department approximately 10-12 hours per week (late afternoon/ evening and Saturdays in rotation). You’ll be able to look forward to putting your creative and planning skills to good use on a regular basis helping out with programs, crafts and other projects.

Required Qualifications

·High school diploma / Bachelor's degree for Children's Department position

·Excellent customer service skills.

·Very strong computer and Internet skills.

·High attention to detail.

·Proven track record of success working in a close-knit, team environment.

·Experience with children and/ or teens required for one position.

Strongly Preferred

·Bachelor’s degree.

·Library or bookstore experience.

Got "Bonus Features"?

As part of a small public library all staff regularly wear multiple hats. Please be sure to use the online application to tell us about any special skills or hobbies which you think might add value to our team.

Full JOB DESCRIPTIONS available here:

1./ Circulation Team Member

2./ Circulation Team Member - Adult & Youth Services


1./ Fill out the ONLINE APPLICATION at AND

2./ SEND YOUR RESUME to Cab Vinton, Director, Plaistow Public Library, 85 Main St., Plaistow, NH 03865 or email to with the subject "Plaistow Circ Team".