Jobs at WNPL

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 of our job openings 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 Circulation Desk.

Warren-Newport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outreach Services Associate - Part Time

Job Title:Outreach Services Associate
Application Deadline:Until filled.
Hourly rate:$16.50
Hours:Position averages 15 hours per week: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00PM-8:30PM; One Saturday every 5 weeks 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Do you enjoy working with people of all ages who really appreciate what you do? The Outreach Services Associate position is a variety filled, exciting position with rarely a dull moment. As an Outreach Associate, you will work with friendly staff on the library bookmobile, where new ideas reign and giving great service rules. Flexibility a plus, with a willingness to cover additional schedules and routes.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or two years of college or university work.

  • Two years of library related experience.

  • Ability to obtain a Class C driver’s license (within 90 days of hire date). Clean driving record, excellent driving ability.

  • Familiarity with library automation and Microsoft Office products.

  • Good oral communication skills and experience in working with all age groups.

  • • Requires full-range of body motion including bending, stooping; ability to push a 100-lb wheeled cart; ability to lift boxes and bags weighing up to 40lbs. Ability to walk up and down stairs, and to work in a confined space.

Principal Responsibilities:Responsibilities:

  • Drives bookmobile on established routes and for special occasions, e.g. local parades.

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

  • Answers reference questions, author/title inquiries as appropriate.

  • Checks in, out, and renews materials as well as reshelves and rotates materials and shelf reads bookmobile collection

  • Issues library cards according to library policy.

  • Places holds and delivers reserved materials to patrons.

  • Maintains and updates bookmobile stop statistics and desk activities.

  • Implements the library's summer reading program on the bookmobile.

  • Assists with homebound deliveries as assigned by department head.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applying for the Position:To apply for any position at the Warren-Newport Public Library District, an Application for Employment is required. You may download the application from our website or obtain one at the Circulation Desk and submit to:
Angela Clarke, Head of Outreach Services,
Warren-Newport Public Library District,
224 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
No phone calls or in-person inquiries

Graphic Artist

Job TitleGraphic Artist
Hours:Full-Time 37.50 hours; includes daytime, evening and occasional weekend hours.
Salary::$ 20.00 per hour
Warren-Newport Public Library is seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Graphic Artist to join our busy Administration/Communications Department.
Principal Responsibilities:

  • Designs and creates logos, posters, signs, flyers, brochures and other printed and digital promotional materials that generate a positive public appeal to the library. Write basic promotional copy.

  • Assists in the layout, design and production of the library newsletter under the direction of the Head of Communications.

  • Assists in implementing library displays and bulletin boards.

  • Produces quality photographs of library events and programs, staff and visitors and documents building changes/upgrades.

  • Assists staff in other departments with promotional ideas for library programs and special events.

  • Formulates bid specifications for the purchase of outside printing and production of printed and promotional materials and negotiates with vendors.

  • Provides library wide decoration and interior design support.

  • Coordinates duplicating and collating materials, utilizing volunteers whenever possible.

  • Assists in maintaining department supplies inventory.

  • Completes special projects within the department.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years’ experience in graphic design.

  • Able to write basic promotional copy.

  • Effectively communicate in English, both orally and written. Bilingual a plus, but not required.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use desktop publishing, photo video editing, and related software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, iMovie, Illustrator, Acrobat and Spark

  • Familiar with social media and content management systems, such as WordPress.

  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and a working knowledge of office equipment.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment while working independently and in a collaborative team environment.

  • Basic knowledge of pre-press production.

  • Knowledge of SLR digital photography and videography.

  • Portfolio of original work required; online portfolio preferred.

Applying for the Position:You may download an application for employment or you can obtain an application at the Circulation Desk. Please submit the application, resume, and online portfolio to Sandy Beda at or mail to:
Sandy Beda
Head of Communications
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
No phone calls or in person inquiries please.