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Library Has New Hours-Effective January 21st

  • We will be CLOSING at 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday.
  • We will only be offering Curbside Services on Saturday.
  • All In Person Programming is Cancelled at this time, this include Adult programs and Story Time.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but these changes are necessary at this time so we can assure that we can continue to provide the community with as many services as possible.    Please call the library at 234-4881 with any questions you may have.

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Join Our Team!

Full Time Position

Youth Services Librarian

Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library

Overview:

Under the general direction of the Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the coordination, planning, and evaluation of children’s programs in the library and youth outreach programming. Participation in reader’s advisory and collection development is expected. Cooperation will be required with the Adult Programmer and the Bookmobile Librarian in areas where their expertise might overlap. The Youth Services Librarian will be responsible for supervising the youth area of the library, as well as maintaining all aspects of the Youth Collection. This staff member will also work at the circulation desk. Here they will aid in the efficient operation of the circulation desk and all areas this includes.

Employee must work 37.5 hours per week for full time status. Evening and weekend work will be required.

Basic Duties:

  • Programs for families and for children ages birth-18
  • Collection Development
  • Youth Outreach
  • Circulation
  • Reference
  • Reader’s Advisory

Competencies

  • Ability to read, write, and compute.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with staff and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of customer service and commitment to public service.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Internet browsers, and e-readers.

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:

  • Required- Entry to or completion of MLIS program or education and experience equivalent
  • Required- Ability to work posted schedule and fill in when needed
  • Required- 2 years of customer service experience
  • Required- Experience working with children in a professional setting
  • Required- Must be able to pass a background check
  • Preferred- Library or Related Experience

Note: This job description does not necessarily reflect all aspects of this position

Schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-5
  • Wednesdays 10:30-7
  • One Saturday every 6 weeks 8:30-5

Position posting closes on January 17th at 5pm.

Please mail your application, resume, and cover letter to:

Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library

104 N. Main St.

Cynthiana, KY 41031

 

Or email it to: [email protected]

 

Youth Services Librarian 2022

CHCPL Employment Application 2022

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CHCPL Text Line

Text “BOOKS” to 859-234-1400 to stay update with everything that is happening at the library.  You don’t have to miss another program!

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Halloween Costume Story Time

We are having a special in person Halloween Story Time on Friday October 29th at 10:00 am.  Dress Up, sing, dance, and have fun with Ms. Molly. We will have costume parade and trick or treating in the library. Story Time is recommended for ages 0-5. Call the library at 234-4881 if you have questions or need more information.

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Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Guys, you don’t want to miss this! It is going to be so much fun!  Decorate a pumpkin as any book character, the possibilities are endless.  If you need some inspiration, click on the link for ideas https://www.craftymorning.com/storybook-character-pumpkin-ideas/ . 

Drop off your decorated pumpkin off starting Monday October 18th-Saturday, October 23rd to be entered into the contest.  Your decorated pumpkin will be displayed in the library.  Voting will begin on October 25th at the library and winners will be announced on October 31st.   Winners will receive a prize and all participants will receive a participation prize!  The contest is for the all  ages from the youngest family member to the oldest.    If you have questions, please call the library at 234-4881.

*****WE CAN NOT ACCEPT CARVED PUMPKINS******

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Fall Reading Challenge

The Fall Reading Challenge is from October 1st-November 30th.  It is so easy to sign up, just go to https://cynthianalibrary.beanstack.org/reader365  or download the Beanstack App on your smart phone or tablet.  Read books, complete challenges, and earn tickets to win prizes.  The Reading Challenge is for all ages  from the youngest to oldest family member. If you have questions, please call the library at 234-4881.

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Horsing Around With Hank

We are going to have a special visitor at the library on Saturday September 18th! Come to the library and horse around with Hank that day, learn about his special story from his owner Tammi Regan and participate in fun horse themed activities!  September is library card sign up month and I think Hank might get his very own library card that day! I wonder what Hank’s favorite book is?  I bet we will find out on September 18th.  Make plans to attend this fun family event. Call 234-4881 if you have questions.

Hank practicing at Side Saddle Farm for his Salvation Army gig with handler/trainer Tammi Jo Regan on Nov. 23, 2019 Side Saddle Farm in Cynthiana, KY.

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Do You Hoopla?

CHCPL is excited to announce that we are offering Hoopla.  Discover a new way to read, listen, and watch with Hoopla.  Hoopla offers digital books, audiobooks, music, television, and movie downloads with no waits.  Each Patron is allowed 5 instant downloads each month.  It’s easy to get started, you can download the App or go to http://hoopladigital.com to create an account.   If you need help getting started or have questions, please call the library at 234-4881.

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CHCPL & The Main Cup Partner To Offer FREE WIFI

Exciting news for students,, virtual learners and parents!
You can now access the library’s WIFI at THE Main Cup. We have strengthened and boosted our WiFi for the purpose of supporting virtual learners. If you are struggling with a poor internet connection, you can utilize services at the library or at The Main Cup! The signal is strongest on our lawn and front porch. We invite you to use these spaces to study and just ask that you practice social distancing and COVID guidelines while visiting us. We are so excited to partner with The Main Cup and give a big thanks to them for letting us utilize their space.
The Library offers WIFI 24/7 and boosts the signal to the parking lot as well. If you have any questions, please let us know at 234-4881