Join the Monroe Free Library Team


Children’s Department Assistant


Posted 1/10/2022

Under general supervision of the Supervisor, assists with programming and the shelving of library materials and other activities in the department.




  • Planning, setting up and conducting story times and crafts for children throughout the year.
  • Duties may include afternoon, evening and Saturday crafts and/or story times
  • Prepares materials for story time and crafts
  • Assists teens in shelving Library materials
  • Maintains the children’s and YA area and materials and follows the cleaning schedule
  • May request supplies for Children’s room and for programming
  • Has a working familiarity with the Children’s collection
  • Helps with decorating the Story Room and the Children’s area of the Library
  • Attends in-service and training sessions as required
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and department meetings
  • Works closely with and may cover for other staff members in the department
  • Receives training to work on Circulation and Reference Desk and cover assigned times
  • Checks ILL and Children’s cart at the Circulation Desk several times a shift
  • This is a union position. The Monroe Free Library is a closed shop union.


  • Must enjoy working with children of all ages.
  • Must possess an energetic and outgoing personality with excellent customer service skills
  • Must be organized and able to multitask
  • Ability to remain on task despite frequent interruptions.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Possess well developed interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility in order to work with a variety of individuals in different roles and in a variety of situations.
  • Must possess excellent reading skills and enjoy reading
  • Must be able to follow directions

Physical Qualifications

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs., stand for at least 1 hour, and have a driver’s license and vehicle



Two year college degree from an accredited college or university plus 1-2 years’ experience with children in a library or school setting; artistic background, decorating and craft experience helpful   


High school diploma and 2-3 years’ experience with children in a library or school setting. Artistic background, decorating and craft experience helpful.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He/She will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his/her supervisor.



How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to



44 Millpond Parkway
Monroe, NY 10950
(845) 783 4411


MON ........ 9:30 - 8
TUE ......... 9:30 - 8
WED ......... 12 - 8
THUR ....... 9:30 - 8
FRI ............ 9:30 - 5
SAT ........... 9:30 - 4
SUN ........ 10 - 3