Employment Opportunities


Children's Librarian

Part-time afternoon position working approximately 8-12 hours per week with occasional evenings and Saturday mornings. 

Paper applications can be picked up at the library and are due by April 3rd.  The City of Elk Horn is an EOE.

Responsible for planning, promoting and implementing a variety of children's programs, generally preschool to sixth grade; preparing flyers and social media posts; periodically conferring with school, teachers and community groups; having input on the selection of children's books and materials; all under the supervision of the Library Director.


A high school diploma or a GED is required. Candidate must be 18 years of age or older and previous library experience is preferred. Previous job experience working with children in some capacity, at school or preschool is highly desired. Computer experience as well as the ability to learn the automated library system is required. Kneeling, stooping, crouching, standing, reaching, pushing and repetitive motion is required on a regular basis to shelve materials, clean, move furniture, etc.





*Plan, promote and implement the weekly storytime program for preschoolers during the school year and summer months.

*Plan, promote and implement the weekly elementary afterschool program during the school year.

*Keep programs updated on social media.

*Assist with any teen or adult program as scheduled.

*Create displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources.

*Assist Library Director in the researching and writing of grants for children’s services.

*Knowledge and input in the children's department to assist in the ordering of materials.


Customer Service

*Greet Patrons and visitors in a welcoming manner

*Check-in and check-out library materials by scanning or by hand

*Sort and shelve returned library materials according to procedure

*Locate library materials for patrons

*Use good communication skills to answer questions for patrons, or refer questions to the Library Director

*Follow library policies and procedures

*Inspect and repair library materials as instructed by the Library Director



*Assume responsibility in the absence of the Library Director

*Assist in general cleaning and tidying of the library as assigned

*Perform other duties as assigned

*Must show initiative and involvement with the library mission

*Dress in a professional and modest manner

*Will not receive or make personal phone calls while on duty

*Will not use computer for personal use while on duty

*Arrive at work on time and do not leave before assigned time

*Schedule time off with Library Director well in advance



*$11-$13 per hour depending on experience.  Benefits include IPERS.