We're Hiring

Pottstown Regional Public Library is currently looking for a Youth Services Library Assistant and an Adult Services Library Assistant. You can complete the fillable PDF here or print out the application PDF here. You can email your résumé to and employment application to  PottstownLibrary@mclinc.org or you can call 610-970-6551 to schedule a time to drop off your application. 

Youth Services Assistant: 15-25 hours per week.

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Position Summary:

The Youth Services Library Assistant is part of a team that ensures a positive experience for children, teens and their caregivers by engaging with patrons and connecting users with good books, promoting library services, and leading library programs. Our main focus is Early Literacy and helping our patrons develop a life-long love of reading. In addition to literacy, we offer a variety of STEM programming.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Customer Service – Provides prompt, attentive, and friendly customer service in person, by phone or electronically. Accepts personal accountability and ownership in providing excellent customer service, meets commitments and is willing to go out of their way to assist patrons.
  • Provide direct assistance to youth of all ages and adults in the youth services department. This includes but is not limited to; assisting children and their caregivers in looking up, locating, and selecting books, staying up to date with current reading trends and popular topics, and providing
    readers’ advisory.
  • Assist patrons with computer usage and printing of documents.
  • Collection Management – Properly shelf materials using the Dewey decimal system numerically with decimal numbers for nonfiction and alphabetically by author and then title for fiction. Maintain the orderly and neat condition of shelves and displays. You may be asked to assist in collection development, weeding, withdrawing, repairing and replacing lost or damaged materials.
  • Assist with planning, preparing, promoting, tracking, and presenting youth programs held in the library, virtually and at outreach locations. Including but not limited to: craft classes, book clubs, story times, STEM classes, technology classes and other activities that support literacy and creativity.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Summer Reading Program.
  • Creates displays, bulletin boards and decorate the youth services department.
  • Performs daily cleaning and maintenance duties, including, tidying, disinfection and trash removal for the youth services dept.
  • Research and learn how to teach and operate new and emerging technology in and for our Maker Space and how it relates to youth services. You may also be asked to maintain and update technology purchased for youth services department.
  • Gently explain and enforce library policies and procedures to patrons in a manner that ensures positive customer relations.

Adult Services Assistant: 20-25 hours per week.

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Position Summary: 

Provides prompt and friendly service to customers of all ages at the Circulation Desk, assisting them with a variety of tasks relating to their use of library materials. Works with the circulation team to handle the constant flow of items returned to the library.

Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation, assists customers with registering for library cards, answers questions about library accounts and solves problems for library customers in a friendly and efficient way. Schedule includes morning and/or evenings and rotating Saturday weekend shift.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Customer Service – Provides prompt, attentive, and friendly customer service in person, by phone or electronically. Accepts personal accountability and ownership in providing excellent customer service, meets commitments and is willing to go out of their way to assist patrons.
  • Issue patron’s library cards.
  • Answers questions promptly and efficiently with regards to patron accounts.
  • Collects library fees from patrons.
  • Answers telephone for the main circulation desk.
  • Checks in and inspects library books and AV materials.
  • Promotes library programs with patrons.
  • Answers directional and procedural questions.
  • Performs other recurring tasks as assigned.
  • Assist patrons with computer usage and printing of documents.
  • Collection Management – Properly shelf materials using the Dewey decimal system numerically with decimal numbers for nonfiction and alphabetically by author and then title for fiction. Maintain the orderly and neat condition of shelves and displays. You may be asked to assist in collection development, weeding, withdrawing, repairing and replacing lost or damaged materials.
  • Creates displays and decorate the main floor for the items in the adult department.
  • Performs daily cleaning and maintenance duties, including, tidying, disinfection and trash removal for the main circulation dept.
  • Gently explain and enforce library policies and procedures to patrons in a manner that ensures positive customer relations.