Youth Services Specialist

Youth Services Specialist 

Reports To

The Youth Services Specialist reports to the Adult Services Librarian

The New Castle Public Library in the historic City of New Castle is seeking a Youth Services Specialist to serve the diverse population of the city and beyond.  This friendly, quaint library offers a small town atmosphere while delivering innovative, forward-looking services.  We focus on community involvement and collaboration through local partnerships and a team based approach.

Job Overview

They will perform paraprofessional, reference and reader advisory services within an automated library system.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and provides reference and information services, both virtual and in person.
  • Plans and implements library programs for youth, including promotion of programs.
  • Reviews and selects materials for youth for inclusion in the collection using a variety of resources.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in local and state library communities, including coordinating library activities with community agencies as appropriate.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of one year experience working in a public library environment required
  • One to three years’ experience working with children 0-17 and their families strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of children’s literature; familiarity with child development theories and best practices
  • Organized, detail oriented, and skilled at written and verbal communication both in person, on the telephone and in writing
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently, and as a member of a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office skills and Google Drive skills

This position is non-exempt, full time, 35hr/week, with some evening and Saturday shifts. Salary dependent upon experience. Generous medical benefits offered. Continuing professional development and educational opportunities provided, including DLA membership. The New Castle Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary range $38,486 – $59,707 (Yearly Salary)

How to apply

Send a resume with cover letter to julie.kirk AT and tyler.antoine AT
or mail
New Castle Public Library
424 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
Attention:  Julie Kirk

Closing date: August 20, 2021

As part of the interview process, you will be asked to submit a 1-2 minute video of you conducting a mock story time (no children).

Posted: 8/10/21