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In November 2011, and again in November 2012 and November 2013, the Chicago Tribune named the Warren-Newport Public Library one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Chicagoland Area.

Among small organizations in the Chicagoland area, WNPL scored in the top tier for conditions that make staff feel “genuinely appreciated,” “part of something meaningful,” and give staff “the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”

Over 1.4 millions items circulate annually to our population of 60,000 from a collection of 283,000, making us one of the busiest libraries in the state. A typical day sees 1500 visitors served by an award-winning team of customer-focused staff.

Please note that to apply for any position at the Warren Newport Public Library, a current application for employment is required. You may download an application for employment or obtain one at the Checkout Desk.

Youth Services Associate (12 hours per week)
Title:Youth Services Associate
Classifcation:Grade 10
Rate of Pay:$16.01/per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Head of Youth Services
Available Hours:2 evenings per week and 2 weekends per month: 12 hours per week: Monday and Tuesday 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Every other Saturday 9:00.a.m-5p.m. Every other Sunday 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
Application Deadline:Until filled
Consider joining our energetic team as a Youth Services Associate! If you love young adult literature, working with teens and providing exceptional customer service, we have the perfect position for you. Knowledge of social media, video games, and popular culture is a plus.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or two years of college or university work.

  • Well developed oral communication skills.

  • Experience working with children, young adults, and parents.

  • Basic understanding of library resources.

  • .Basic understanding of and library automation.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the selection, organization and interpretation of library materials. .

  • Instructs library users in the use of online services, catalogs and reference tools.

  • Places local holds, initiates system-level interlibrary loan transactions, registers patrons for programs and performs other service desk functions.

  • Reviews books, journals and online resources to maintain awareness of new material and program ideas.

  • Plans and conducts library programs, activities and/or tours for youth (emphasis on teens).

  • Contributes to the library's web presence..

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applying for the position:Obtain an application for employment online or at the Circulation desk. Please submit the Application, resume and cover letter to:
Diana Sills
Head of Youth Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
or e-mail to
No phone calls, please.