Children Librarian


  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
  • Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services.
  • Publicize, plan and conduct programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.
  • Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials.
  • Monitors the public service floor. 
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  
  • Maintains reference and circulation materials.
  • Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. 
  • Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents.
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and/or develop library user guides.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.



  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
  • Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.


Queens Borough Public Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York, is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. The Queens Library includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.


Please send your resume and cover letter to QLCareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Children Librarian - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer