Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the paragraph(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

Download and print a DPPL job application and then submit one of the following ways:

  1. Mail:  Carol Kidd, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines IL 60016
  2. Scan and email:  
  3. Fax:  847-827-7974

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Youth Services Assistant - Full-time

Youth Services…do you have it in you? Without a doubt you love and recommend books and other materials for kids and young adults, can search a database for just the right tidbit of information, can plan and execute the perfectly organized program (all of which we would require of you here). But to do all these things with energy, passion, and a little side of silly when it’s needed is what makes you well-suited for our busy and dynamic Youth Services department.

Duties include providing awesome reference and readers’ advisory services using a variety of resources, assisting with and developing programs that rock for children from birth through eighth grade and their families, and collection development in specific areas. Spanish and/or Polish language skills are definitely a plus, please be sure to indicate any additional languages.

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Entry level part-time position in fast-paced service oriented organization where you will be required to sort, arrange, move, lift and put away a variety of library materials. You must be at least 16 years of age. This is a year-round position. Please include all previous experience including volunteer work on your application. View job description.

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