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410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Tel: 320-235-3162
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Head Librarian:
John Baken

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Job Opening: Library Assitant 1

Applications are now being accepted for a LIBRARY ASSISTANT I position at Willmar Public Library. For this position, I need someone to both shelve books and work circulation (50/50). This is a part-time position, with the possibility of 12-15 hours weekly and also includes one Saturday shift at the Circulation Desk per month (8AM-4:30 PM). The person hired for this position will be paid the starting wage of $9.94/hour (Grade 1/Step 1).

If interested, please read the entire position description and complete an application form:
Postion description
Application form

To complete the application process, please write a short cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position and mail both application and letter to:
Willmar Public Library
ATTN: John Baken, Head Librarian
410 5th Street SW
Willmar, MN 56201

You may also e-mail both application form and cover letter to: John Baken The application deadline for this position is Friday, January 27, 2017


Winter Reading

Book Your Winter Getaway!
"Book Your Winter Getaway"
The annual winter reading program sponsored by the Pioneerland Library System and its member libraries, will begin January 3, and run through March 3, 2017.

The program, open to ages 18 and beyond, is held every year during the winter months and rewards readers for doing what they love to do --- read. Participation is simple. Receive up to 2 of the following prizes (while supplies last): mug, tote bag, metal bookmark, or coloring book for every five library books you read or listen to. Then, keep reading for more chances to win a gift card from the final drawing. Visit the Willmar Public Library for more information and to get your reading log.


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Volunteer Tutor Opportunity

The library is currently seeking volunteer tutors in all subject areas for students in grades 4-12. It is preferred that volunteers have experience in educational training or a suitable background in the subject area. We will familiarize you with library resources and materials. Volunteers must be willing to allow us to run basic background checks before working with our students. Application forms are available online here. For more information, please contact Emily Sovell, the Teen Librarian, by email or phone: 320-235-3162.


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