Job Opening: Circulation Clerk

The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Circulation Clerk. The Circulation Clerk ensures library patrons receive excellent customer service by providing library circulation services, confidently using library resources to answer reference questions, assisting patrons with ebook check-outs and other computer needs, and developing and conducting library programs including basic computer instruction. Schedule: We currently have two open positions. These two Circulation Clerks will each work two nights a week averaging twelve hours. Times may vary, but will mainly consist of working 2-8pm. They will also join the rotation of working 9-4pm every third Saturday. Salary: $8.50-$10.00, DOQ To apply: submit a cover letter and resume, including three professional references, to: Ashley Huffines, Executive Director via email at ahuffines@dunlaplibrary.org or visit the library with your paper copy. Position open until October 10, 2016, or until position is filled. Full Job Description and more »

Assistant Librarian

Assistant Librarian The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian ensures library patrons receive excellent customer service by providing library circulation services, confidently using library resources to answer reference questions, assisting patrons with ebook check-outs and other computer needs, and developing and conducting library programs including basic computer instruction. About the library: The Dunlap Public Library District serves a diverse rural and suburban population in the north Peoria, IL region. The library sees, on average, more than 10,000 circulation transactions, about 5,000 patron visits, and program attendance of 460 per month. DPL has a Makerspace including a 3D printer, sewing equipment, Makey Makeys, and is growing their collection in the coming months. Employee Expectations: Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs Performs circulation duties for customers, including check out and more »

Library Page

Library Page: The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Library Page. Pages will ensure that library patrons receive excellent customer service by assisting with collection organization and cleanliness. About the library: The Dunlap Public Library District serves a diverse rural and suburban population in the north Peoria, IL region. The library sees, on average, more than 10,000 circulation transactions, about 5,000 patron visits, and program attendance of 460 per month. DPL has a Makerspace including a 3D printer, sewing equipment, Makey Makeys, and is growing their collection in the coming months. Supervisor: Director, Youth Services Librarian; takes direction from Circulation clerks Schedule: Part time, Friday afternoons and Saturdays with some flexibility in the summer months Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required: At least 16 years old Ability to follow written and oral instructions Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and more »

Youth Services Librarian

The Dunlap Public Library District seeks an innovative and energetic professional to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian plans, implements, and carries out programming for patrons ages birth – 19, assists with collection development of the Easy, J, and Young Adult sections of the library, maintain a friendly and welcoming library environment in the Easy, J, and Young Adult sections of the library, and assist the Executive Director on other matters as needed. The Youth Services Librarian is expected to assist with circulation duties as needed, including but not limited to: checking materials in and out, shelving, and shelf-reading. Additionally, the Youth Services Librarian is expected to be active in local youth services networking groups and may pursue committee activities with the Illinois Library Association. Schedule: The Youth Services Librarian works full-time, 40 hours per week within a schedule set by the Executive Director, and more »

Job Opening: Library Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: Library Director Classification: Administrator (Full Time) Supervisor/Department: Board of Trustees/Administration Salary Range: $45,000-$65,000 The Board of Trustees of the Dunlap Public Library seeks an exceptional candidate to fill its vacant Director position.  Dunlap Public Library serving north Peoria County has a modern Prairie-style facility serving as a community hub in the Village of Dunlap with a district population of 6602 and an annual budget of approximately $500,000. The library values public service and community support, enjoying continuous growth with FY15 circulation of 138,000+ and program attendance of 7,000+, with one of the first MakerSpace programs in the region.  The new library director will be responsible for the administration of the library, including staff management, budgeting and overall planning.  They must have a vision for future library services, strategies and trends and serve as the library’s ambassador to the community.   A demonstration of experience establishing positive working relationships with more »

YA for All Book Club

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Meets at Barnes & Noble Cafe on the second Tuesday of every month! Join in the discussion of great Young Adult titles everyone can enjoy. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Tuesday, April 11, 6:30 PM  

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Location:  Barnes and Noble Cafe

 

Amazon Book Description:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Minecraft Club: Tuesday, March 28 @ 3:30pm

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Kids and teens from the community meet and learn how to play and share their expertise with their peers! If you have your own copy of Minecraft bring in your laptop and join in the fun!

Ages 7 and up. Register at the library or call 309-243-5716.

Board Games

  The library now offers a collection of strategy board games that can be checked out! (As of April 15, the games or still being processed for circulation. They will be available soon!)  These games check out for two weeks and carry a $1 per day late fee. Because of the number of pieces associated with each game, we will not loan games through the Interlibrary Loan service, however, checkouts are not limited to Dunlap patrons. Patrons are responsible for the safe return of ALL game components or they may be charged the full replacement value of the game. Many strategy games are unfamiliar to new players so we have included links to YouTube videos for instructional purposes only in order to get you playing, and having fun, faster! The library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of these videos. 7 Wonders: To learn how to play, you can more »