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:  847-827-4161

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Monitor

Duties include maintaining the safety and security of the building and responding to patron problems and emergencies.

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Part-time Summer Reading Club Preschool Outreach Intern

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in LIS, Early Childhood, or other related fields. You will experience working with preschool-age children, performing storytimes, and playing a pivotal role in a library’s outreach team. The successful candidate will perform exciting storytimes for children ages 2-5 at their preschools, and encourage the children to visit the library. Away at school but returning to the Chicagoland area for the summer? Consider this a great summer work opportunity.

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Page II / Shelver

Are you an organized, detail-oriented person who wants everything put in its proper place? Can you work as part of a team to accurately and efficiently inspect, sort, arrange, move, lift, and put away a variety of library materials? Do you have experience in training others and being responsible for directing and reporting on their work? If you answered yes, we invite you to apply for our year-round position in a fast-paced service oriented organization.

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