Millstadt Library

Temp Librarian Position Available

Help-WantedThe Millstadt Library is looking to hire a temporary librarian to work from November to February, evenings (4 p.m. -8 p.m.), day availability, and on weekends. Applications can be picked up at the library.

Please include a resume. No applications will be taken after Monday, October 7th at 4 p.m.

Below, you can find the text for our job description or click the link.  Librarian Job Description


As a public library specializing in community engagement, the Millstadt Library is continually growing and expanding services and collection to fit the ever-changing needs of our community. Many of our patrons are parents, children, and seniors. Our collection’s focus is fiction entertainment that includes enough diversity to begin research or education on a plethora of subjects. The Library hosts several programs throughout the year including a story hour, an independent summer reading program, and a holiday open house.

As a librarian, you will manage advanced electronic resources, digital records, help patrons access a wide range of information, and maintain our library collection by managing books, media, and electronic resources. You will also carry out library administrative tasks and organize community events.

Librarian responsibilities and duties

  • Assist patrons with finding reference materials and leisure reading materials
  • Maintain library inventory and conduct periodic audits of the information on file
  • Help patrons navigate electronic records and periodicals
  • Create and implement new programs to attract patrons of different demographics, such as socials and author signings
  • Check books and other materials in and out of the library
  • Teach patrons how to use the electronic database and its functions
  • Manage the acquisition of new materials
  • Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax documents
  • Assist patrons with computer and internet
  • Assist other librarians as needed

Librarian knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to develop and present library programs
  • Ability to develop and present public information materials to promote library use within the Library’s brand
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and the general public
  • Experience working with electronic databases of library materials
  • Ability to work independently and self-start
  • Knowledge of computers and internet
  • A love of reading and educating


  • Associates degree or more preferred (will count experience as requisite)
  • Ability to work flexibly, some weekends, and sometimes at short notice
  • Proficiency in computers and internet

Special working conditions

  • Duties are performed indoors in an office environment
  • Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and listening
  • Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling
  • Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to do math at the algebraic level
  • Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation
  • Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • May need to travel for specialized library classes


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Knitting Night Every Tuesday!

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So if you know how to crochet, be sure to join us on Tuesdays anytime between 5:30 to 7:30. You can help create hats or scarves for the homeless, fidget sleeves for Alzheimer's patients, or bring your own yarn to create something for yourself!

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New Book Club Book!

51BFqxaUWmLBook ClubOctober's pick is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. If you'd like to join us at our next book club, October 5th at 10:30 a.m. you can always request a copy of the book from the Library!

November's pick will be The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson.

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Have you heard the rumors?

The Millstadt Library is indeed looking to build a NEW library!

We have purchased three acres of land east of the Millstadt Primary Center and west of Highway 163, across from the local fairgrounds and sewer and utility lines already in place.

Why build and not renovate our current location? To make it simple, costs. For everything that we will need, not just now, but in at least 20 years from now, our current location is unsuited to provide the adequate room, ADA compatibilities, or the parking needed.

Why now? We need the space. If you've been to any of our events, we usually have to move into the Village Meeting room. Or if we have it in the Library, there's hardly enough room for people to breathe and the noise makes the Library unusable to other patrons.

As of this moment, we are still collecting information about this process and working to move forward.

For more information, please read our New Building Press Release_

Thank you for your patronage and we'll keep you updated as we move forward!

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Weather Safety Program Thursday, Aug 22, 2019!

Weather safetyWhat's one of the few things we all have in common?

We all wonder about the weather.

Regular weather we're all pretty good at, but when was the last time you refreshed on your storm safety? With all of this stormy weather we've had this year and what's to come, it might not be a bad idea!

Join us this Thursday, August 22nd, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to learn what you should do in different weather and how to spot it. This presentation will be given by NOAA and NWS meteorologist, Jared Maples.

We hope you can find the time to join us!

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Girls Who Code at the Millstadt Library

Girls Who Code Informational Flyer Pic Girls Who Code Informational Flyer

Teach a girl to code, and she’ll change the world. Girls Who Code, an award winning, nation-wide program that teaches girls how to code has found a new home, your Millstadt Library!

On Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from September 4th through October 2nd, girls in grades 3rd through 5th can come to the library to learn coding basics. Each class will begin with reading a chapter from a Girls Who Code text and then the participants will be challenged with either an online or offline challenge.

There will only be 10 spots available and you can call the Library to register.

For any questions check out our Facebook page @MillstadtLibrary, our website,, give us a call at 476-1887, or stop by in person at 115 West Laurel Street, Millstadt Illinois.

Click here for a Girls Who Code Promotional Flyer |||Click here for a Girls Who Code Informational Flyer Doc


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Our Knitters could use some yarn!

67777752_439835893274555_217196156856303616_n Knitting NiteKnitting Night is THE place to be!

Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, join us to learn to knit, knit your project with others, or come to crochet or cross-stitch on your own projects as well.

Due to its' popularity, though, we are short on supplies. If you happen to have any extra yarn or needles that need a good home, we'd love to help you clean house. Thank you and we hope you can come out and join us!

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Summer Reading Program is coming to a close!

IMG_4112This is the last week for the #MillstadtLibrarySummerReadingProgram!

Turn in your reading logs by the 27th, or this Saturday, to take home a weekly prize which is one of any of the prizes from the previous weeks including Grizzlies tickets, free ice cream from Casey's, or even a free skate at Fun Spot.

The more books you read, the more entries you have for a grand prize of your choosing. Winners will be drawn on Monday,  the 29th!


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Book Club this Saturday!

Pearl That Broke It's Shell Book ClubInterested in Book Club?

July's book is The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi.

Give us a call or stop on by to get a copy and then join us at the next meeting to discuss it!

Book Club is every first Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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The Summer Reading Program is here!

          This year, the Millstadt Library is taking reading outdoors. For grades Kindergarten through 8th, children can come by the Library to pick up a weekly reading log. After reading age-appropriate books, the log can be returned that week for a weekly prize. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win a grand prize. Our grand prizes this year are a mini tablet with a case and headphones, a Harry Potter box-set, a camping kit including tent, sleeping bag, and lantern/flashlight set, and our Millstadt Rocks! prize that contains gift cards and items from places all around town!
            It’s important that children continue to read throughout the summer to help fight the summer gap and maintain their comprehension skills. Check out our FB page @MillstadtLibrary and our website, to learn more about our Summer Reading Program and our prizes. Feel free to give us a call or stop by for more information. Good Luck, and Good Reading!
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