The Desmond-Fish Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Substitute Children’s Librarian for maternity leave coverage. Ideally starting with some hours in mid-June, and increasing to 20 hrs/week from July through the end of 2023. Flexible hours, though some evening/Saturday hours may be necessary.

If you love children and thrive in providing a hands-on approach to engaging young hearts and minds, please apply!

The ideal applicant should be committed to racial, gender, and class equity and the advancement of social justice. Applicants from diverse and historically marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Plans, promotes, and conducts a variety of programs and activities for children from birth to age 12 , including weekly early literacy storytimes (babies, toddlers, Pre-K)
  • Serves as the library’s liaison with local public schools and child care centers, providing outreach activities in community locations
  • Assists with the library summer reading program, including overseeing the planned summer reading finale &  pre-arranged children’s presenters
  • Performs collection development and ongoing maintenance of children’s materials and displays
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services for children and their caregivers
  • Attends staff and programming meetings
  •  Assists with day-to-day functions of the library as needed


  • Prior experience working in a  library
  • Successful experience of working with children and families
  • Enthusiasm for public service, collaborative spirit, and sense of humor
  • Broad and current knowledge of children’s literature, media, and digital resources
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the field

Desired, but not required:

  • Knowledge of Sierra Integrated Library System
  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree or equivalent experience

Pay $27/hr and includes holiday pay. This temporary, part-time position is 20 hours per week.  

Please email your resume, cover letter, and names of three professional references to with the subject heading “Children’s Librarian”. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


The Desmond-Fish Public Library is seeking an energetic and organized Administrative Assistant to work 15-20 hours a week for filing, scheduling, and general office duties to help the library run smoothly and efficiently.  Starting pay is $18/hour, schedule is flexible but hours usually fall within normal business hours.

Responsibilities include:

  • Inventory, reorganize and maintain accurate filing system
  • Assist Director and Business Manager with meeting and maintenance schedules, vendor selection, and follow-up details
  • Assist Business Manager with updating DonorPerfect database
  • Assist Director with preparation of materials for board meetings
  • Assist with other day-to-day functions of the office as needed (mail, public relations, etc)


  • Enthusiasm for public service, collaborative spirit, and sense of humor
  • Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on tasks 
  • Demonstrated proficiency standard computer office applications such as Gmail Suite, Word, Excel, or other productivity software 
  • Ability to move, position and place objects up to and including 30 pounds

Desired , not required:

  • Basic accounting knowledge or experience with Quickbooks
  • Past experience working in a library or public service environment

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to