Job is Expired Storytime Specialist

Arapahoe Library District / District wide resources

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $15.63 to $19.50 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The Arapahoe Library District is looking for two Storytime Specialists to join our progressive library system. We are looking for someone with at least two years' experience conducting quality storytimes who has knowledge of early childhood learning, literacy and Every Child Ready to Read philosophies. Are you passionate about the library? Please read the complete job description, and if these are experiences and qualifications you have, then we want to hear from you!

Location: District-wide resource

Reports to:  Storytime Supervisor

Supervises:  0

Position: 2 positions- 30 hours each - Flexibility to work evenings and weekends required.

Pay: $15.63 - $19.50


Role:   Assists patrons in the children's area of the library, delivers/performs storytimes and supports district's early literacy initiatives and programs.


Major Duties & Responsibilities:



  • Responsible for duties necessary to support early literacy efforts in the branch libraries:
    • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance
    • Assists with delivery of district initiated early childhood programs and services
    • Helps promote and maintain age-appropriate children's spaces
    • Assists patrons with library account maintenance (check out, placing holds, fines)
    • Helps patrons with general reference, tech assistance and advisory
    • Provides handoff to various other specialists when appropriate
    • Merchandises
    • Promotes library services, programs and offerings
    • Processes materials, shelves, handle holds


  • Prepare and deliver storytime in an engaging manner according to district's Storytime Competencies.
  • Integrate an understanding of the new Every Child Ready to Read early literacy skills and practices, and demonstrates strong personal connections with children and caregivers.
  • Develop and maintain meaningful, productive relationships with families.


  • Collaborate and communicate for ongoing professional development; storytime rehearsal in order to be familiar with the material andattend storytime meetings.



Two to five years experience in conducting quality storytimes, similar or related experience preferred.

Bachelor's degree, preferred.

Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends, required.

Ability to work in multiple facilities and have a flexible work schedule.  The bulk of time for this position will be spent in public library service areas throughout the district.

Intermediate reader's advisory experience or knowledge of board books, picture books to junior level, preferred.

Ability to conduct effective storytimes in front of varying groups and demographics.

Knowledge of early childhood learning, literacy and Every Child Ready to Read philosophies.

Experience with Family Place Library philosophy, preferred.

Knowledge of informational databases, preferred.

Intermediate technology skills for Windows, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and Outlook, required.

Intermediate skills in Sierra, preferred.

Ability to be mobile 100% of the time.  Ability to bend, stoop, reach, and push a loaded wheeled book truck weighing up to 100 pounds, and ability to lift up to 35 pounds unassisted regularly and up to 50 pounds assisted occasionally required.

Ability to focus on the customer, show integrity, be inclusive, enjoy learning and have fun.

Ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available.

Passionate about the mission of public libraries. Comfortable with the principles of intellectual freedom.


At Arapahoe Libraries, we believe in turning every search for knowledge into a helpful adventure.

Our 300 employees come together to build a rock-solid team that achieves far more collectively than we could ever do alone.  We provide competitive compensation and benefits including healthcare, paid time off, and retirement plans.

Learn more about our Vision, Values, Mission at:



Arapahoe Libraries is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO)and sustaining an inclusive culture. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

Description of Community

Established in 1966, the Arapahoe Library District serves more than 200,000 residents living in Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County and other major suburban counties make up the greater metropolitan area surrounding Denver, Colorado. The Arapahoe Library District operates eight branch libraries, including mobile library services, and a library at the County Detention Center, funded by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department. A seven-member Board of Trustees sets the library budget and determines policy.

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Salary Wage Calculator $15.63 to $19.50 per hour

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Date Posted

April 3rd, 2018

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