Job Opportunities

Join the WNPL team! A typical day sees 1500 visitors served by an award-winning team of customer-focused staff. Over one million items circulate annually to a population of 67,000 from a collection of 272,000, making WNPL one of the busiest libraries in the state.

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.

Adult Services Associate (2 positions)

Adult Services Associate
Job Title:Adult Services Associate
Classification:Grade 10
Rate of Pay:$16.01 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Co-Managers of Reference Services
Available Hours:Position 1: 10 hours per week (Wednesday afternoons from 1:00p.m-5:00p.m., Thursdays from 5:00PM-9:00PM, and an average of one weekend per month.)
Position 2: 14 hours per week (Wednesdays 1:00p.m.-9:00p.m.; Fridays 12:30p.m.-5:00p.m., and an average of one weekend per month.)
Application Deadline:Until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, LTA, or Associate's degree

  • Comfortable using technology, including computers, various e-devices, Microsoft Office products and the internet

  • Excellent public service skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication,and organizational skills, including the ability to function positively and effectively as a team member.

  • Staff the adult reference desk and provide reference and reader's advisory services to library customers of all ages.

  • Teach public to use WNPL print, internet, and other electronic resources, and technology equipment.

  • Troubleshoot minor problems of equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Applying for the position:Please indicate in cover letter if you are applying for Position 1 or 2. Apply with resume, list of references and cover letter to:
Sandy Beda/Kathie Fifer
Co-Managers of Reference Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
or e-mail to: AdultServicesManagers[at]

Job Vacancy Notice - Shelver (11.75 hours per week)

Job TitleShelver
Classification:Part-Time Library Shelver, Grade 3
Rate of Pay:$8.33 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Page Supervisor
Available Hours:11.75 hours per week. Wednesday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Two (2) Saturdays per month 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Occasional Sundays (Sunday hours are from Labor Day-Memorial Day). This is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all during the year. The ideal candidate would also need to have flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings and weekends as needed.
Application Deadline:Until filled.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • Must be able to work in team environment.

  • Well developed oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Requires a full range of body motion and ability to move a wheeled book cart with up to 100 lbs. of books or other library materials.

  • Must be able to maintain an exemplary public service attitude.


  • Feeds and sorts returned materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Feeds and sort materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Sort materials in numerical/alphabetical order.

  • Work with conveyor/sorter system for returned library items.

Applying for the Shelving Position:Obtain an application for employment at the Circulation Desk and submit the application to:
Meg Schmaus
Head of Circulation Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
No telephone calls or in-person inquiries accepted.