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Deptford Free Public Library is seeking a full-time Children’s Librarian.

The Children’s Librarian will be responsible for answering reference questions; developing and presenting children’s programs; collection development; and working on special projects as needed. This full-time position is for 35 hours per week, including two evenings and every other Saturday.


Designing and implementing children’s programming to foster a love of reading and learning, including story times for children ages six years and younger, as well as crafts and other activities for children of all ages.
Providing exceptional customer service, reference, and readers’ advisory to all library patrons.
Assisting with collection maintenance tasks, including evaluating materials and collection development.
Developing and implementing outreach efforts in coordination with local youth organizations, including the local schools.
Planning and implementing the Children’s Summer Reading program.
Creating and designing flyers to promote children’s programs and events.
Updating the online calendar for children’s programs and events.

Medical, dental, prescription coverage, group life insurance, paid sick, vacation, personal and holiday leave.


A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Students nearing completion of a degree will be considered. The successful candidate must possess or be eligible for the New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate within six (6) months of appointment.

Residency in New Jersey is required by the “New Jersey First Act” (R.S.52:14-7). If you do not reside in New Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your office, position or employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your office, position or employment. Residency in Deptford Township preferred.

Recent graduates are encouraged to apply! Continuing professional development and educational opportunities provided, including membership in ALA and NJLA. The Deptford Free Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please send your résumé and letter of interest to the Human Resources Department of Deptford Township

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