Job Openings

Children’s Services Manager, Downers Grove Public Library

Are you passionate about providing excellent children’s services to the community?  Are you enthusiastic about leading a friendly and collaborative staff in a newly renovated library? Do you embrace advances in technology and programming for children? If so, come join our team.

Downers Grove Public Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic Children’s Services Manager for our busy, customer-focused library. We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a friendly personality to provide great customer service
  • will effectively lead a staff of three librarians, five library assistants, and three clerks in providing a wide range of materials and services to children
  • are able to communicate well with customers and staff and collaborate with schools and community organizations
  • are prepared to play an active role as part of the library’s management team
  • enthusiastically adapt to technological changes

This full-time position requires an ALA-accredited MLS and three years relevant library experience.  The salary range for the position is $62,000 - $93,000 per year. The starting salary will depend on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. A generous benefits package is included.  Send resume and cover letter by August 3 to Bonnie Reid, Assistant Director for Public Services at or Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515.

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Clerk - Children’s Services

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic clerk to be the newest member of the Kids Room team. Clerks work evenings and weekends to handle clerical tasks and to provide back-up desk coverage. The job requires basic computer knowledge and the ability to do detailed work accurately & independently.  The job entails working with the public and an interest in being around children.

This opening is a year-round, part-time position averaging 10 hours per week, including Monday from 6-9:15PM and Friday from 6-9:15PM, one Saturday and two Sundays a month, 1-5:15PM. The salary is $12.00 per hour.

Applications should be submitted to Erin Linsenmeyer, Children’s Librarian, Downers Grove Public Library at by August 3. Applications forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk.

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


The library accepts completed job applications at any time. Download the PDF by right clicking the link and selecting save as. Email the completed form to in the Administration Office. Applications will be kept on file for six months.