LAP SIT PROGRAM for CHILDREN’S SERVICES : Part time postion
 
This position offers a great opportunity to work with the Library’s staff and administration all of whom prize individual initiative, creativity, and a passion for public service. 
 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
 
·Responsible for both planning and offering library based lap-sit programs for babies and toddlers and their families in the Children’s program room as scheduled each week.
 
·Responsible for setting up for the program and putting away materials after program in the lap-sit/Children’s Program room (this may include lifting and moving tables and chairs and setting out lap sit program materials for children & families as scheduled.
 
 
SUPERVISOR and SKILLS REQUIRED
 
·Work is supervised by the full time Children’s Services library staff.  
 
·Works alone and with other library staff when necessary.
 
Necessary hours and skills include:
 
·Friendly attitude for work with library patrons and other library staff.
 
·Willing and able to work part-time hours (up to 8 hours/week); current Lap Sit schedule currently has programs presented on Monday mornings each week whenever the Library is open. 
 
·Willing and able to work with a diverse library customer population (age, national background, etc.).
 
·The ability and willingness to learn new tasks as assigned.
 
·The ability to lift and load crates of books and other library materials as needed.
 
 
Education and Work Experience 
 
·Minimum of two (2) years of college work is required.  
 
·Work experience with preschool or younger children and/or work experience in a public library encouraged but not required. 
 
·Ability to work with computers, electronic programs, and library automation software encouraged but not required.
 
 
 
Salary and Benefits
 
·Part-time position (up to 8 hours/week).  The position is open in May 2018.
 
·Hourly wage: $15.00 minimum. A performance evaluation will be done and the hourly wage will be reviewed after three months of employment.
 
·Benefits include: limited number of paid holidays throughout the year.
 
·This is a year-round (not semester) position.
 
 
 
TO APPLY: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short letter of interest and resume. 
 
The position is open until filled.
 
 
Posted in Library and on website 4/21/2018

Interested in having fun learning about all things science, tech, and engineering? Come to after-school STEM Club for Grades 2-6! 

STEM Club will feature a different topic and related project each event. Throughout the year program participants will get to try their hands at coding, circuitry, health and human science, and much more! Program are every other Thursday from 4:30-5:45 pm. STEM Club is open to kids in Grades 2-6 (parents and younger siblings are free to explore the library during the program).

Upcoming programs:

March 29 - Forensics Fun Part 2! with guests from Purdue Chemistry  AT CAPACITY!

April 12 - TBD with guests from Purdue Engineering Academy for Kids! (Register here)

April 26 - TBD Environmental Science (Register here)

May 10 - TBD Tech take-apart (Register here)

May 24(Register here)

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

 

Past Programs:

Thursday, January 18, 4:30-5:45 – Life in Space with Purdue Space Day

Thursday, Feb 1, 4:30-5:45 Aerodynamics with Purdue Orbital

Thursday, Feb 15. 4:30-5:45 Candy Chemistry

Thursday, March 1  4:30-5:45  Forensic Fun!

March 15  CANCELLED 


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Weekly Programs

Preschool Story & Craft Times
Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. Free; no registration

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Location: Children’s Activity Room, 1st floor
This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs. Free; no registration.

****Library closed on Sunday, April 1st****

 

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***Special Programs for children and their Families or Caregivers***

 

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Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, April 7th; Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms, 2nd floor
Registration required by Friday, April 6th

     Presented by members of Therapy Dogs International. Come and read to a certified therapy dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library. This program is for children ages 4 and older who are reading.
     Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.

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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, April 14th Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun!
   The children’s creations will be placed on display in cases on the first floor near the entrance to the children’s department for 3 weeks.

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*** Special Events for Everyone ***

 

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WLPL Spring Book Fair

Friday, April 20th through Wednesday, April 25th

Come to the second floor of the library and find wonderful bargains! It’s a great way to support your family’s library and add to your collection of books, movies, music and puzzles.

 

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Purdue Science Student Council Workshop for Children
Saturday, April 21: Children’s Activity Room
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This is a “drop-in” program. Most families stay for about 20 to 30 minutes.

 

*** Check this page and the adult page of the library’s web site frequently to learn if programs have been added or changed.***

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May 2018 - Children's Department News

Weekly Programs

Preschool Story & Craft Times
Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Location: Children’s Activity Room. Free; no registration

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room
     This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda. Free; no registration.
     Unfortunately, Amanda Bean’s last day will be May 21, as her family will be growing.  Amanda Rhine, who conducts our Thursday story time, will be in charge of the lap sit sessions until another lap sit leader is hired.

     Please note: There will be no lap sit on May 28th, as the library will be closed.

Memorial Day

***The Library will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of
Memorial Day ***

 

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***Special Programs for children and their Families or Caregivers***

 

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Lego Builders Club

Saturday, May 12 Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and have fun! The children’s creations will be placed on display in cases on the first floor near the children’s department for 3 weeks.

 

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2018 Summer Reading Program: “Reading Takes You Everywhere!”

      Our summer reading program is for children who are age 1 through those who have just completed grade 6, so it is for listeners as well as readers. Children are not required to have a library card.

     Participants will receive a bag, a bookmark, and a reading record form on which they will list the books they read or the time they spend reading during the summer. Parents of pre-school children will record the titles of books that they read to their children.

     Children may collect the 1st level prize after reading 12 books (or a total of 6 hours) and the 2nd level (final) prize after reading 24 books (or a total of 12 hours). For the best selection of prizes, children should collect them as soon they reach their goals. Children may not repeat the program.

     Special programs will be offered on most Wednesdays and Saturdays in June and July. Please check the children’s section of the library’s web site and posters in the children’s department for information about the programs. All programs are free. Some events might require registration.

Register: May 21st  – July 15th

 Read: May 21st – July 31st

Collect Prizes: June 4th – August 11th