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Location & Hours
125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
eMail the Reference Desk
Mon - Thur:9a - 8p
Fri:9a - 6p
Sat:10a - 4p
Sun:2p - 6p

Employment at Sugar Grove Public Library District

Youth Services Assistant – Part Time 
16 hrs/week, non-exempt

Sugar Grove Public Library District seeks a creative and reliable Youth Services Assistant to join our highly collaborative team. SGPL is currently expanding services following a successful 2023 referendum, and families are excited about more programming, expanded hours, and new opportunities to connect at the library. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager. Primarily evening and weekend shifts.

Essential Functions

  • Provides excellent front-line reference and reader’s advisory services.
  • Plans and presents programming for children ages 0-11 and their caregivers.
  • Participates in selection/collection development for children’s collections.
  • Creates displays and booklists to promote library materials.
  • Participates in regular professional development/continuing education.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to create fun and compelling programs for children 0-11 and their caregivers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology and willingness to learn new skills as needed.
  • A collaborative attitude and commitment to great customer service.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, LTA, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One or more years of customer service experience (public library experience preferred).
  • Experience working with children ages 0-11 and their caregivers.
  • Spanish language skills a plus.

The Sugar Grove Public Library District serves 16,114 residents including the Village of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Township, and some residents in Montgomery, Aurora, North Aurora, and Elburn. We are located 50 miles west of Chicago, minutes from I-88. Our facility is 26,000 square feet and was built in 2009. The Library is a member of the SWAN consortium and shares resources with 100 other member libraries. The Library is open 63 hours a week: Monday – Thursday: 9am- 8pm, Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 2pm-6pm. Library district voters approved increased operational funding for the budget year beginning July 2024, and we are looking for staff to grow with us. Take a virtual tour of our library on google maps!

Sugar Grove Public Library District is committed to providing materials, services, and programs that represent a wide array of cultures and experiences so that all members of the community feel included and represented. Sugar Grove Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sugar Grove Public Library District prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply: Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Hester Klinke, Youth Services Manager, at

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