Employment Opportunity: Library Page

JOB OPENING

Library Page

  • Library: Huntingdon Valley Library
  • Town: Huntingdon Valley, PA
  • Library Type: Public
  • Position Type: Non-MLS
  • Deadline: June 20 or until filled

Description, How to Apply, and Contact:

The Huntingdon Valley Library, located in Huntingdon Valley, PA, seeks a part-time library page. Under supervision, this position helps shelve and organize library collection materials and otherwise helps prepare the library facilities for program use. The position reads shelves, shelf checks overdue items and applies acquired knowledge to help customers locate materials. The work requires an understanding how the library is organized. The work performed is subject to review through observation, reports and the results achieved. For a complete job description, see below.

The position is 6 hours per week and some evenings and weekend hours are required. The shift for this position is:

Tuesday 6-9 pm and Wednesday 6-9 pm

Qualifications: High school education, often in progress. Must be able to file materials within the appropriate classification scheme, particularly the Dewey system with Cutters.

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Mrs. Pam Dull, Assistant Director
Huntingdon Valley Library
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

or by email in PDF form to pdull@mclinc.org

Salary: $7.30

Full Job Description –

Position: Library Page

Reports to: Assistant Director

 Primary Function: Shelves library materials and keeps them in proper order.

Hours: 6 hours per week with occasional weekend hours included

Responsibilities

  • Projects a positive and pleasant attitude to the public and maintains an effective relationship with other staff members as part of a team
  • Shelves library materials in the appropriate order with care and attention to detail
  • Does shelf reading to assure materials are in proper alphabetical or Dewey Decimal order
  • Answers directional questions, in-person inquiries, helps customers locate needed materials and refers customers to other appropriate assistance
  • Assists library staff with programs as needed
  • Adheres to library policies and procedures
  • Performs any other tasks as requested

Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English at an 8th grade level
  • An awareness of the purposes and functions of the public library and the ability to learn routine library procedures
  • Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and other library filing systems

Physical Qualifications

  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
  • Ability to carry up to 15 lbs. of books across the library
  • Ability to stand for a long time in one area
  • Ability to bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves

Science in the Summer – online!

May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer
May 4 Online Registration Starts for Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer
Registration Opens Online
for Montgomery County
May 4
at Noon

GSK Science in the Summer, in partnership with The Franklin Institute, is a free science education program that helps elementary school children in the greater Philadelphia area “grow into science.” Through classes held in your local public library, the program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.

GSK Science in the Summer™ is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

How:
Again, registration will be ONLINE OnlyThe process is time sensitive and has multiple parts.  Use your home computer or visit us to use the public computers.  The registration process and policies should be read carefully to avoid any accidental cancellations.

Overview of the Process to register your child for an available session:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available registration spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.

 Part 2:

  1.  Within approximately 20-60 minutes,  an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form.  Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  2. Open the email and the attached link.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form to complete the registration process.  This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  4. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

Overview of the Process to register your child for a wait list space:
Part 1:

  1. Click the registration button (after May 4 at Noon)
  2. Choose the county you live in and click on the library with available wait list spaces, which will be posted under the library listing.
  3. Review the session information and click the registration link.
  4. Complete the registration information and submit.
  5. Within approximately 20-60 minutes, an email from ABC Signup will be sent to the email address on the registration form. Check your junk or spam folder in case the email was filtered by your security settings.
  6. This email is NOT a confirmed registration.

Part 2:

  1. If a program space opens up, the next child on the wait list will be moved into the open space and the parent/guardian will be notified by email from ABC Signup.
  2. If you receive this email, open it and the attached link to complete Part 2 of the registration process.
  3. Read and electronically sign the release form.
  4. This form must be submitted within 3 days from receiving it for your child to be accepted into the program.  Your child will be canceled from the session if a signed release form is not submitted within 3 days.
  5. Keep your confirmation emails until the session starts.

When:
Science in the Summer is July 20 & 21 for the Huntingdon Valley Library
Level I (grades 2-3) 10 am – Noon
Level II (grades 4-6) 1 pm – 3

Who:
Montgomery County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend.

2015 Course Descriptions

GSK Science in the Summer™ Facts

  • The Franklin InstituteThis year, GSK Science in the Summer™ celebrates 29 years of offering elementary school children a fun and free science experience at public libraries in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
  • This year approximately 5,280 local children will be introduced to the joys of science when they participate in GSK Science in the Summer™ program.
  • GSK Science in the Summer™ is offered free of charge at local libraries.
  • Libraries are important resources for their communities because they provide learning opportunities for children throughout the entire year, including summers.
  • GSK, The Franklin Institute and Philadelphia-area public libraries are partners in the planning and implementation of the program.

May 2015 Programs

May is just around the corner and we have another full month of programs for all ages!

Flyer Gallery:

More to come – stay tuned!

Friday @ 2:00 pm Free Movies

5/1  THE JUDGE (Replaying by request) Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town’s judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family. Stars: Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Famiga. Rated R (language including some sexual references) 1 hours 41 minutes.

May 8   WHIPLASH – Nominated for 5 Oscars –
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Stars: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist. Rated R for strong language including some sexual references.  1 hour 41 minutes.

May 15  BIG EYES -A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston. Rated PG (Strong language) 1 hour 54 minutes.

May 22  THE IMITATION GAME –  During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode. Rated PG 13 (Sexual References) 1 hour 47 minutes.

May 29  RETURN TO ZERO – A couple navigate their way through a pregnancy filled with doubt, grief and trepidation. Stars: Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina. Not Rated. 1 hour 7 minutes.

MOVIES ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Teen Events at the Library

HUNTINGDON VALLEY LIBRARY OFFERS NEW TEEN EVENTS INCLUDING TEEN READING LOUNGE, AN INTERACTIVE BOOK CLUB FOR TEENS

Huntingdon Valley, PA, April 1, 2015: The Huntingdon Valley Library is excited to kick off the spring with new teen events!

Teen bingoFirst, teens can come and enjoy After-Hours Bingo on April 24th at 5:30 pm. This event is open to teens ages 12-18, and will include a cookie bar and prizes upstairs in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Also, with so much pressure to keep up academically and socially, the Huntingdon Valley Library is offering teens the opportunity to interact in a no-stress book club that focuses on a love of literature and the humanities.

TRL datesThrough a competitive grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Library is excited to host Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens ages 14-18.

The Library chose Henna House, a coming-of-age story by local author Nomi Eve, as the program’s featured book. Teens who attend the program will receive a free copy.

Teens have a few opportunities to participate in the Teen Reading Lounge:

  • On April 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a book discussion about Henna House, and the teens will have the opportunity to make dream catchers.
  •  On April 22nd from 7-9 pm, teens will participate in a creative workshop where they will MEET AUTHOR Nomi Eve, as well as have to opportunity to experience henna applied by a professional henna artist.
  •  On May 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a workshop about dreams and their role in literature, and will feature guest speaker Ken Kaplan.

The Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 14-18. No special knowledge is required to participate. Refreshments will be served.

To register and pick up a free copy of the book, please contact the Library at 215-947-5138.

 Teen Reading Lounge was created for public libraries by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to encourage teens – the next generation of Pennsylvania’s library community – to read and talk about literature that matters to them. Through informal book discussion and individual projects, libraries foster creativity in teens and expand on critical thinking skills learned in the classroom. In addition, teens learn to value the role their library plays in offering fun, relevant programs. This program is funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Art in April Events for All

Arts in April

The Huntingdon Valley Library is awash with activity in April and the calendar of events is now available.     APRIL 2015 Calendar FinalAPRIL. 2015 Calendar proposed

April Events for Adults:

  • Bucks-Mont Art League Annual Art Show – see works of art all month at the Library from local artists.
  • Spring Into Yoga – A beginner introduction to yoga with Theresa Landolfi. This 6-week class begins Monday, April 6 and will meet every Monday evening at 7 pm through Monday, May 18 in the 2nd Floor Community Room. The class is $42 and the size is limited, so sign up today!
  • Sonnet Appreciation with Lynn Levin – A series of free classes for National Poetry Month. Mondays, April 13, 20, and 27 at 7 pm. Please RSVP. These Sonnet Appreciation workshops are a chance for you to read and discuss poetry. Lynn will cover a variety of sonnet forms, with examples of sonnets by writers from the tradition as well as 20th and 21th-century sonneteers. Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, translator, and teacher. She is the author of six books, most recently: Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a translation from the Spanish of a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales; Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry; and, as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in education/academic books. Stop by for inspiration at a National Poetry Month display created by local poet Ruth Deming.
  • Trudy Klein Gompers is speaking for Holocaust Remembrance Day – Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm in the 2nd Floor Community Room (seats 150). Author, educator, survivor and Huntingdon Valley local Gertrude Klein Gompers will speak of her experiences, many that she shared in her book Prisms of Light…Reflections of Shattered Glass. Trudy Klein Gompers was born in Vienna, Austria in 1937. On March 12, 1938 the Nazis annexed Austria and life for her family immediately changed for the worse. Three days before Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass, November 9-10, 1938), Trudy, along with her father, mother, and brother boarded a train and left Vienna for London, England. Her grandparents stayed behind, never to be seen again.
  • Local Gems: Guided Walking Tour of Pennypack Trail – Saturday, April 18 at 10:30 am. Join us for a tour of the southern portion of Pennypack Trail with David Robertson, Executive Director of Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust. The walk will highlight Beth Ayers swamp, site of old Huntingdon Pike dam and local flora and fauna. Meet at 10:30 am the parking lot (32 spaces available) at Terwood and Welsh Roads. The walk will be 2 miles total on level ground, out and back. The walk should be completed by 12:30 pm. Dogs on leashes are welcome. RSVP for reminder – open to all.
  • AARP Drivers Safety with Mort Kushner – April 22 and April 24 from 10:30 to 3 pm.
  • ABCs of Estate Planning with Bonnie G. Ostrofsky – Thursday, April 30 at 6:45 pm. Learn how you can protect your family and assets when you die or become disabled by using Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills. Examine how Federal Estate and Pennsylvania inheritance taxes affect your estate, and review how recent tax changes may impact your estate plan. Bonnie Estate planningExplore estate planning techniques to reduce your tax liability and minimize probate costs. Find out how to title real estate and other assets. Bring your estate planning questions. Since 1987, Bonnie G. Ostrofsky has been an instructor for adult education programs in “Estate Planning”, “Investing in Real Estate”, and “Starting Your Own Business”, at adult education programs, including Plymouth-Whitemarsh Adult School, Upper Dublin Adult School, Cheltenham Adult School, Montgomery County Community College, Penn State – Abington, and Mt. Airy Learning Tree.
  • Poetry and Music Cabaret – Friday, May 1 at 6:30 pm. Share your favorite poem, sonnet, song or lyrics at our 2nd Annual Poetry and Music Cabaret! Join us in Anna’s Corner of the Library for a fun ‘after hours’ program on Friday night featuring poet Lynn Levine. All ages welcome. You can register the night of the event and the readings will start at 7 pm.

Teen Program Details to Come, but mark your calendar for:

  • Teen Reading Lounge with Cheryl and Jessica:
    • Wed., Apr. 15 from 6:30-8:30 pm – Paper Towns wrap-up, Henna House introduction & activities!
    • Wed., April 22 from 7 -9 pmHenna House AUTHOR Nomi Eve is visiting and we’ll have a professional HENNA ARTIST!
  • After Hours Teen Bingo Night – Fri., Apr. 24 at 5:30 in the Community Room. Join us after the Library closes for a fun-filled game of B-I-N-G-O! There will be a hot chocolate bar and prizes.

Kid’s Programs:

  • Friday, April 10 from 3-5 pm – Cherry Blossom Crafternoon – Celebrate spring with Miss Kathleen by dropping into the Children’s Department to make your own painting.
  • Saturday, April 11 at 1 pm- Drop Everything and Read, a national month-long celebration of reading designed to remind folks of all ages to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Join us for some DEAR time with fun activities and crafts. Open to all ages. Registration is requested.
  • April 13-18 is National Library Week and we are celebrating with a Scavenger Hunt! Drop in at the children’s department to join the fun scavenger hunt around the library. Each child that completes the hunt will get a special prize. Join us anytime this week.
  • Wednesday, April 15 – Spring Pajama Storytime – Come to the library in your pajamas for storytime. Miss Glynnis will share springtime stories, songs and a craft. All ages welcome. Registration is not required.
  • Saturday, April 18 – Children’s Music Express Music and Movement. Registration is required.
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 7 pm – Craft a Connection Book Club. Open to girls and boys in 3rd – 5th grade. Join our discussion of Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary and stay to create a craft that goes along with the story. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Registration is required.

Reader Resources

These are a few of the online resources we use to help folks find that next great book, movie or music CD.  We hope you find them helpful, too!

  1. Amazon
    • Due to the sheer number of users and reviews, Amazon is a great resource for both reviews and suggestions
  2. Fantastic Fiction
    • A UK Web site we LOVE and use often to find recommendations from both authors and book lovers
  3. Goodreads
    • A social network for readers and a good source for reading lists
  4. Tastekid
    • Debbie’s personal favorite – “TasteKid is a recommendation engine and a community that enjoys discovering people with shared interests in music, movies, TV shows, books, authors and games.” (About page)
  5. What’s Next™: Books in Series
    • A database managed by the Kent District Library system that is our ‘go to’ site to answer the eternal question, “What’s the next book in this series?”
  6. Wowbrary for New Library Books
    • You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter and find out which new books we have added to our collection
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