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Job Opportunities

The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and supporting an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist workforce and sustaining an environment that is welcoming to all.

Adult & Teen Services Library Assistant, Seasonal Part-Time
The Downers Grove Public Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented individual with excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a busy environment to join the library’s Adult & Teen Services department as a seasonal part-time Library Assistant for Summer 2024.

The Adult & Teen Services Library Assistant will primarily work at the Teen Central desk,
serving teens in grades 7-12 and is responsible for providing reference and readers' advisory service and assisting with programming and other duties.

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • Provide excellent customer service and reference services to patrons in a busy

  • Learn and develop expertise in teen literature to provide stellar reader’s advisory

    Assist with our popular Summer Reading Club and other programs

  • Work well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace
  • Efficiently handle problems involving several variables in everyday situations


  • High school diploma and some college coursework
  • One year of relevant customer service experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Experience with ILS software preferred
This is a seasonal, part-time position averaging 10 hours per week from May 20-August 16, 2024. The Assistant will be scheduled for Mondays 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays 3-6 p.m., and two weekends per month, Saturdays 1-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Hourly pay is from $17.84, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid time off. This is a non- IMRF position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Amanda Klenk, Adult & Teen Services Assistant Manager, at by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.


Directory Submission: Local Tutor

Are you a local tutor that can help students? Click here to submit information to be included in the library's database of local tutors. The information collected will be shared with the Downers Grove community of students. By adding your information to this list, the Downers Grove Public Library does not endorse or sponsor any specific tutor or business. Our directory is a tool for students and caregivers to use at their own discretion. All communication, fee negotiation, scheduling, background verification, etc. must occur between tutor and client. Tutors will be listed in alphabetical order by last name. Tutors must be 18+.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are currently no volunteer openings.

Other volunteer opportunities in the community can be found at partner organizations.

Volunteer Application

Call 630-960-1200 with questions.