Job Openings

Part-Time Circulation Shelver - Two positions available

Are you passionate about providing excellent customer service to the community? Are you enthusiastic about working with a friendly and collaborative staff? Do you embrace advances in technology? If so, come join our team. 

Downers Grove Public Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic shelver for our customer centric Circulation team. Shelvers monitor the automatic materials sorter, shelve materials, and keep materials in order. In addition, shelvers help support the department by performing closing procedures and other tasks as needed. 

We are looking for candidates who have the ability to:

  • file alphabetically and numerically accurately
  • do detail work accurately
  • prioritize and multitask in a detailed environment
  • walk and stand for extended periods
  • lift materials and push carts loaded with books
  • adapt well to technological changes

These positions are year-round, part-time positions averaging 16 hours per week.

Position #1: Mondays 1-5; Tuesdays 1-5; Fridays alternating morning and evening shift; and includes Saturday and Sunday rotation of four-hour shifts. The salary is $10.20 per hour. Apply by December 13.
Position #2: Mondays 9-1; Tuesdays 1-5; Fridays 5-9; and includes Saturday and Sunday rotation of four-hour shifts. The salary is $10.20 per hour. Apply by December 17.

Those interested in this position should submit an application to Kitty Hoos Circulation Services Supervisor at Application forms are available online and at the Circulation Service Desk.

Children’s Services Assistant - Two positions available

Do you enjoy working with children and their families to provide them with fun and educational programs and opportunities?  Do you have a love of children’s literature and trends? Are you committed to providing excellent customer service to all patrons?  The Kids Room is looking for you!

Children’s Services Assistants work the Kids Room service desk answering reference questions and providing reader’s advisory for children and their families.  Assistants also present programs to children of all ages inside and outside of the library.  We are looking for candidates who:

  • Provide excellent customer service to the public
  • Have experience working with children
  • Are adept at using technology and feel comfortable sharing that knowledge
  • Are willing to read and learn about children’s literature
  • Possess great communication and organization skills and have the ability to work independently

These openings are year-round, part-time positions averaging 20 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. The starting salary is $16.00 per hour and benefits include IMRF, vacation, and sick leave. Applications and resumes should be submitted to Allyson Renell, Children’s Services Manager, Downers Grove Public Library at by Sunday, December 31, 2017. Application forms are available at the Circulation Service Desk or on our website at

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.