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Library Storytime Provider Job Description

Reports To: Library Director or Assistant Director

Job Summary
Plan, prepare, and present engaging storytimes to groups of children (primarily toddler-preschool) at the library every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:30am.

Qualifications:

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent minimum
  • Effective Public Service and Interpersonal Skills: Responsiveness, courtesy, helpfulness, the ability to communicate clearly, a neat personal appearance, and an orderly work space
  • Flexibility, patience, and a genuine enjoyment in working with young children
  • Experience planning and conducting successful programs for groups of young children is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with ways to encourage early childhood literacy development

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Read aloud to groups of children in an entertaining and engaging manner
  • Develop and present interactive storytimes that include a variety of activities engaging to young children and instrumental in building early childhood literacy skills (books, songs, fingerplays, role play, flannel stories, puppets, games, crafts, snacks, etc.)
  • Obtain books and supplies necessary for each storytime
  • Assume responsibility for managing prep time to sufficiently prepare for each storytime within the hours allotted (approximately 2 hrs prep time per 1 hr storytime)
  • Submit planned expenditures to the Director for approval and manage receipts
  • Report accurate counts of adults and children at each storytime
  • Complete and submit a timecard for each pay period