Work at HPL!

Please see Job Description attached at bottom of page.

Hampstead Public Library is looking for a library assistant to help us be the community space where people gather and grow. This position has potential for growth. Would you like to work with us?  

Library Assistant I Position

This position is part-time:  Regular schedule is between 6 and 12 hours per week.  Monday 5:00pm-8:00pm; Wednesday 5:00pm to 8:00pm; every 4th Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm; first Wednesday of every month 9:00am-12:00pm for staff meeting.

Salary range is $18- $23 per hour.

SCOPE OF WORK: Serve as front desk customer service. Provide technical and clerical support to patrons and fellow staff and to provide library technical expertise that complements and expands availability of library services.  Provide information services to the community by facilitating access to library resources including preparing materials and services; circulating materials; assisting patrons; answering questions and organizing materials. This position shall report to the Director.

Major Duties:

  • Uses automated library systems to circulate materials to library users; reserve materials; set up new patron accounts.
  • Shelves materials; ensuring materials on shelves are in order.
  • Helps patrons locate library materials or online information and assists them with digital media, computer issues, and interlibrary loans.
  • Performs all opening and closing procedures as necessary.
  • Creates patron information brochures.
  • Assists with programs and event planning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and level of competency associated with some college. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the job, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Excellent customer service attitude. Excellent computer skills and ability to adapt to new software programs and emerging technologies. Skill in using electronic equipment. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with staff, patrons and volunteers. Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes day, night and weekend hours as well as the ability to provide coverage for other shifts when available. Skill in the use of software such as Microsoft Office suite, Google email, Canva, etc. and the ability to multitask. Marketing skills and event planning experience are a plus.

Please send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Kate Thomas, Library Director

We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. Position open until filled.