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Children's Librarian - 30 Hours

City of Loveland

Loveland Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 14th, 2024


$25.07 to $29.45 per Hour   Calculate


Loveland, CO





Minimum Education

Some College

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Performs professional duties including programming for children and families; answers readers' advisory and general questions; maintain collection management; and additional functions in specialty area of responsibility. Reports to Division Manager.

The salary range for this position is $25.07- $33.84 per hour with a hiring range of $25.07 - $29.45, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants on: Monday, 4/15/24 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.


Are you the Master of Dragons? Are you as Magic as a Treehouse? If so, we want YOU to join us at the Loveland Public Library as our Children’s Librarian with an Elementary Age focus! Build with LEGOS, teach technology, provide Outreach, develop programs, create displays, and select titles for older children while working with a fantastic team of librarians in the beautiful city of Loveland, CO.


  • Implement, promote and evaluate story times, elementary age programming and outreach events within the community virtually and in-person.
  • Prepare, organize and deliver literacy and enrichment programs and services with collaborative community partners for children and families.
  • Provide customer service, technology assistance and reader’s advisory for children and their families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Guide library patrons in the effective use of library services and resources.
  • Responsible for collection development.
  • Utilize technology and various communications programs daily for programming, marketing, and administrative duties.
  • Serve as a liaison on different cross community boards, library and city committees.
  • Initiate, negotiate and secure collaborative partnerships with local community partners for the purpose of providing literacy and enrichment programs.
  • Connect patrons to necessary community resources available for and related to children.


Required Education:

  • 4 year/Bachelor's Degree.

Preferred Education:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or Master's Degree in related field such as Public Administration, Education, or Social Work.

Required Experience:

  • 1 year Progressively responsible library or related field experience working with children.
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirements on a year for year basis.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Must posses a valid driver's license.


  • Knowledge of standard library operating procedures, methods and philosophies.
  • Background and knowledge of literature, media and library services to young people.
  • Ability to work with and relate to children of all ages, identities and backgrounds and their caregivers.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience in providing story times, programs and public presentations to groups of varying ages.
  • Strong presentation skills and general knowledge of computer and Microsoft office tools.
  • Work independently, multi-task, meet deadlines and to constructively problem solve.
  • Incorporates Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all operations.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity working with patrons, coworkers, and the community.
  • Welcomes diverse populations, including but not limited to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred.


  • Occasional light to moderate physical effort that includes frequent standing or walking or maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks. Frequently works with light objects and light hand tools.
  • Occasional exposure to hazards typically found in general office environments where there is rarely to no exposure to injury or accident.
  • Frequent exposure to routine office noise and equipment.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home.  Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains.  The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene.  Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals.  Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!

In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness.  The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:

  • Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
  • Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
  • Flexible spending including Dependent Care
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
  • Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary 529 College Invest program
  • Personal and Professional Development opportunities
  • Discounted recreation passes
  • Employee recognition program
  • Exceptional work-life balance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Market based pay & regular performance reviews
  • Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Employee Referral Program

City of Loveland job descriptions are designed to describe the general nature and level of work necessary to perform well in the job; they are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and qualifications. City of Loveland job descriptions may be updated periodically, and additional activities, duties or responsibilities may be assigned by management as deemed appropriate.

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

The City of Loveland participates in E-Verify. In accordance with E-Verify requirements, upon your date of hire the City of Loveland will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.E-Verify Notice of Participation.Learn more about your right to work.VisitE-Verify.govfor more information.

Employment offers will be conditional on the successful completion of a driving record and criminal history background check, including criminal sex offender search.




Bachelors or better.



1 year progressively responsible library or related field experience working with children.

1 year:An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirements on a year for year basis.

Licenses & Certifications


*Valid DL Required


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A City of Loveland application is required for consideration.

Posted Apr 1, 2024