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The Montclair Public Library is seeking a part-time hourly Library Page for the Youth Services Department to perform routine tasks to maintain the organization and appearance of the children’s and young adult collections. 


  • Shelve materials and maintain the organization of the shelves so all materials are neat and can be found in their proper place
  • Ensure that all materials are easy to access (not too crowded) and that shelves are well labeled
  • Neaten library as needed, e.g., straighten chairs, put away children’s games and toys. Organize supply cabinet as needed
  • Retrieve items for the daily “pick list”
  • Assist clerical and professional staff as needed 


  • Able to perform routine tasks without direct supervision
  • Able to organize materials alphabetically and/or in Dewey Decimal order
  • Able to bend, lift, carry, walk for a two-hour period while shelving or packing
  • Able to push and maneuver book carts weighing at least 10 pounds
  • Behave courteously and helpfully to public and to maintain effective working relationships with library staff


  • Elementary school graduate, some high school
  • Minimum age is 14.  (Youths under 16 require a recommendation from the school guidance counselor.)


  • $11 per hour
  • Up to 18 hours per week
  • Morning hours required


Monday, March 2, 2020

Submit a completed application for employment to: Enola Romano, Youth Services Librarian, Applications may also be picked up in the Administration Office of the Montclair Public Library.


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