Greater West Central Public Library District is getting ready to kick off our Summer Reading Program for 2015. This year’s theme is “Read to the Rhythm” with activities and programming all around music! Children of all ages are invited to attend we do ask that preschoolers be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to help them. Each week they will discover music through stories, crafts, and special guests. Snacks will be provided and children will have the opportunity to earn prizes by completing the weekly reading challenge which will earn them an opportunity to spin our wheel of prizes! The district will have 5 locations for summer reading this year starting Tuesday’s June 2nd thru June 23rd in Golden Branch at 9:00a.m. , Bowen Branch at 11:00a.m., Augusta Branch 1:00p.m., and Plymouth Branch at 3:00p.m. The Littleton Branch will be hosting Summer Reading on Wednesdays, at 1:00p.m. June 3rd thru June 24th. For further information contact your local branch or our Summer Reading Coordinator, Stephanie McMillan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Title: Branch Librarian
Part Time: Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-6pm, Wednesday 9-12, occasionally Tuesday and Thursday duties could be from 1pm-8pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.
Salary: $9.00/hour, $9.50/hour after 90 days
Position Description: The Greater West Central Public Library District seeks an enthusiastic, friendly and innovative Librarian for our main library in Augusta. This is a service-oriented part time position. Duties include:
- Providing gracious and friendly service to all library users
- Checking materials in and out
- Issuing library cards
- Helping patrons with computer problems
- Assisting and monitoring patrons in the use of the library
- Processing holds materials
- Answering the phone
- Assisting with simple machine malfunctions, such as printers and copiers
- Participating in various library projects
- Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry up to twenty pounds
- Other duties as required
Requirements: Minimum one-year work experience working with the public; computer skills; good organizational and clerical skills are required; including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
Greater West Central Public Library District with libraries in Augusta, Bowen, Golden, Littleton, and Plymouth are now featuring monthly Early Literacy Play Kits. Play is an integral component of developing reading readiness. Play is included as one of the five early literacy practices according to “Every Child Ready to Read.”
Play is a fun, developmentally appropriate way for children to map concepts to words. Out activity tubs that will be traveling around our libraries include: cars and trucks, trains and other transportation, paper crafts, legos, and play doh. We encourage parents to stop by the library and spend some time playing with your child helping them learn about new things, as well as what those things do.
Santa Claus is Coming to the Augusta Library
This time of year Santa is a very busy man! In addition to all the work that is being done at the North Pole you will find him on TV, in area shopping malls, and at your local public library!
Santa will be making a stop at the Augusta Public Library on Friday, December 12th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm as part of the annual “Home for the Holidays” event. Mrs. Claus will be here to read stories starting at 5:00 pm. There will be cookies and drinks to fill little tummies! Parents can bring their own camera and snap photos of their little ones and enjoy the local library and see what we have to offer. Remember all events and materials at the library are free so come out and enjoy all this small town local library has to offer!