About working here

We are engagers: turning and focusing outward toward our community. We are learners: listening to what our community tells us and acting purposefully to achieve our objectives. We are stewards: defending our shared values, using vital resources responsibly, and working collaboratively with our partners to prepare for the future. Learn more about us and meet our staff.

Summer 2015 Storytime Outreach Interns

Looking to sharpen your skills as a storytime provider and learn more about developing early literacy? Our Children's Services department is seeking a Storytime Outreach Intern for a ten-week internship this Summer. Interns will plan, schedule and perform storytimes for preschoolers and toddlers in local daycares and at the Oak Park Public Library. Training and encouragement will be provided!

Applicants should be currently enrolled in either a Library Science or an Early Childhood Education program. It is preferable for applicants to have a reliable vehicle and be willing to share short-distance driving duties.

This internship begins the week of May 18 and runs through the week of August 10, 2015. Interns will work 3 mornings a week for 3 to 3.5 hours for a total of 10 hours a week. The internship pays $12.17 an hour.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume and at least two references to Rory Parilac, Assistant Manager, Children's Services at rparilac@oppl.org by Friday, May 8. 


Shelving Aide (part-time)

Our Main Library has openings for energetic and conscientious people to shelve library materials. This position is responsible for the sorting and shelving of materials in a prompt and accurate manner, maintaining the order of the collection and also involves use of the automated material handling machine. Successful candidates will need to pass a skills test based on the alphabetical and numerical sorting of library materials.

These are 15 hour per week positions, and successful candidates should have flexibility regarding their schedule, but initially Sunday and evening hours will be a requirement. The flexibility to adhere to an agreed preset schedule is desirable.

Starting salary is $8.39 per hour.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to mchurchouse@oppl.org not later than Thursday, April 30, 215.  


Summer Children's Department Assistants (Temporary)

Seeking two enthusiastic, creative, kid-friendly, customer-service superheroes to help kids discover their superpowers in our busy Summer Library Adventure program: Unmask! Successful candidates must enjoy working with kids, be highly reliable, and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A sense of humor and tons of energy are essential, as well as the ability to provide warm and friendly service to the public in a bustling environment. Responsibilities include playing the summer reading game with kids, distributing prizes, keeping statistics, working the service desk, Children's reference and reader's advisory services, and assisting with programs at all 3 of our library locations.

This is a temporary, part-time position, 30 hours per week from June 1 through August 7. Incudes some evenings and weekend rotations. Salary of $12.17 per hour.

This position requires an Associate's Degree or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a customer service position. Relevant experience working with children is required.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Shelley Harris, Summer Library Adventure Coordinator, at sharris@oppl.org by April 24, 2015.



The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resumes with a cover letter may be sent to employment@oppl.org. Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

Applications for employment can be returned to any library location. Applications will be retained for six months and are reviewed when the Library has an open position.