Job Openings at BAPL

The Bethlehem Area Public Library has an opening for a Temporary Library Assistant at our South Side Branch. This position is 24 hours per week and pay is $9 per hour. It would run from the week of June 6th to the week of August 13th. PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal, and FBI Fingerprint clearances are required. Full job description is attached.

Interested candidates must email Assistant Director Erin Poore their cover letter, resume, and three references by Monday, May 23rd.

See below for details on a temporary (summer) position at BAPL:


  1. Title: Temporary Library Assistant
  2. Location: Main, South Side, and/or Coolidge
  3. Department: Circulation, Youth Services, and/or South Side
  4. Supervisor: Head of Circulation, Head of Youth Services, Branch Manager, and/or Head of Outreach


  1. Ability to work cooperatively and tactfully with patrons and staff
  2. Flexibility
  3. Ability to handle the physical requirements of the job (lifting, bending, reaching, stooping, standing)
  4. Ability to make efficient use of time
  5. Must maintain a professional appearance on the job
  6. Must be at least 16 years of age


A Temporary Library Assistant is responsible for returning library material to its proper shelf location, inspecting materials for damage and cleaning as needed before shelving, monitoring new books, and assisting with various tasks of the library.


  1. Shelving library materials
  2. Checking library materials in and out
  3. Keeping shelves in orderly condition and shelf-reading for accuracy of items on the shelf
  4. Being alert to notice items that may have damage or missing pieces upon return, then informing proper Circulation staff member of that condition
  5. Assisting patrons
  6. Rotating new books on and off the new book shelf and rotating seasonal books from storage
  7. Creating displays of titles, as needed
  8. Researching craft and/or program component ideas
  9. Making craft samples and preparing pieces for projects/programs
  10. Occasionally assisting program presenters
  11. Assisting with changing status of materials in database, as needed
  12. Other duties, as assigned




Posted May 9, 2022