Children’s Librarian / Programmer—Saugerties Public Library

The Saugerties Public Library is located between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains within the diverse, active and historical Town of Saugerties. This busy library is seeking a full time (35 hours a week) Children’s Librarian to create programming, engage in collection development, and provide a welcoming environment for the community. An MLS or MSIS is preferred.


  • Oversees the Children’s room.
  • Provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages seeking information, guidance, and reader’s advisory.
  • Requires a good knowledge of children’s literature and an understanding of early literacy concepts.
  • Performs Collection Development for the children and juvenile sections.
  • Must be able to create and execute engaging programs for children aged 0-12 including the Summer Reading Program.
  • Assigns and reviews the work of subordinates.
  • Enforces library rules and regulations to maintain a calm and pleasant room atmosphere.
  • Prepares and posts publicity related to program offerings.
  • Conducts school visits to promote Library services and programs.
  • Maintains youth services statistics.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and conferences as requested.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills to successfully engage with children, teens and adults of various age levels and ethnicities.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Information Science / Library Science, or a Bachelor’s degree, or graduation from high school with 4 years of library experience. This is a Civil Service Competitive position, and will be filled on a provisional basis pending the results of a Civil Service examination.

Salary: $43,500 - $46,500 depending on degree status and Civil Service qualifications
The Saugerties Public Library offers a robust health insurance plan (CDPHP) with a low contribution rate, New York State Retirement, vacation, sick, personal days and paid holidays as well as optional deferred compensation and life insurance.
Résumé review begins immediately.

Interested candidates please email your résumé, cover letter and three professional references to the Library Director, Jennifer Russell, at

[posted 05.24.2023]