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Positions Available at UDPL

Upon hiring, any new employee (full-time, part-time or seasonal) is required to have a current (no more than 1 year old) FBI Background Check,  Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance. The township will arrange these clearances for the new employee.

(4) VOLUNTEERS, UDPL Kids Place Team Members
Fort Washington, PA

Join our Kids Place Team this summer at Upper Dublin Public Library! UDPL seeks multiple outgoing, energetic, and imaginative public library volunteers interested in contributing to their community by working with young children and families in our active youth services department. The recent update of our children’s area included a PA state grant funded Family Place™ space filled with infant and toddler toys and books, making it necessary to expand our exceptional children’s services team. Major responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the library and families and assisting with our popular 1-2-3 Play With Me! Workshop. Volunteers work closely with library staff in all areas of toy and book collection maintenance while promoting a friendly, educational, and fun ambiance for our youngest patrons and their families and caregivers. Opportunities exist for craft and/or activity creation.

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, the UDPL is a bustling and much-loved resource for the 25,569 residents of Upper Dublin Township and those who visit from neighboring communities. The UDPL maintains a collection of 110,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2015, circulation was over 340,000 and 20,000 people attended programs. Most recently, the UDPL completed renovations for the purposes of updating its 20-year-old facility and helping today’s library users of all ages build 21st-century skills, including a family friendly children’s area and all ages STEAM Lab.

Salary and Requirements: This position is unpaid. A cheerful demeanor and willingness to work with the public and small children is required. Experience with children & libraries is preferred. Applicants must be willing to interview and also complete a mandatory training. A current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Criminal History will be required before employment begins. A Federal Criminal background check, requiring fingerprinting, may also be required.

Applications are being accepted until October 1st, 2016. Interested candidates should return a resume and brief cover letter expressing their interest in the position in person to the library or via email to lsmyth@mclinc.org (Use “Kids Place application” in the subject line). PDF format preferred. Questions? Please call Lauren Smyth at 215-628-8744, ext. 3244.

Kids Space Volunteer Job Description

Posted: 4/29/16