Jobs at APL

Occasionally the Allentown Public Library seeks reliable, responsible, and motivated people to add to its staff.

If you are interested in applying for a position you will need to provide a cover letter, resume, and references. Any potential employee must receive a clean background check before being offered a position.

JOB#20220412: Library Assistant, Youth Services (Part-Time)

This position requires approximately 16 to 20 hours per week covering evening and some Saturday hours.  A Library Assistant (PT) will provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer-related assistance to children, young adults, caregivers, and families within the Youth Services Department. In addition, as a Library Assistant you’ll assist in the implementation of children’s, teen and family programs, issue library cards, shelve materials, help maintain library collections, and perform other duties as assigned. 

In accordance with PA Department of Human Services guidelines, all prospective employees must be able to provide following documents before starting employment.

  • PA State Criminal Record Check (Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code – Act 34)
  • Child Abuse Clearance (Sections 6354-6358 of the Public Welfare Code – Act 151)
  • FBI Federal Criminal Background – To initiate this background check, applicants must register online at under the PA Department of Education.  No other agency registration, such as the Department of Welfare, will be accepted. 

Once employed, all employees must submit updated copies of each document every sixty (60) months.

Ideal Candidate should possess:

  • B.S. in Education, Early Childhood Education or Library/Information Science, or a High School Diploma/Equivalent and significant education or experience in the fields mentioned above.
  • Customer Service experience and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of library users and staff
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

Salary:  $13.00/hour

Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled. 

How to Apply

In Writing:

Allentown Public Library
Job #/Job Title
1210 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102


Please include the JOB# and Job Title in the subject line of all email, or on the front of the mailing envelope.

No telephone inquiries please.

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