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Summer Program Assistant

Term: June 24 – August 23, 2024 | Hours: Days, some weekends and evenings, 30 hours per week | Wage: $17/ hour
Reports to: Child and Youth Program Coordinator

Position Summary

The North Grenville Public Library is looking for a Summer Program Assistant to help deliver literacy, arts, and outdoor learning activities for children. The Summer Program Assistant may also work on occasion supporting service delivery at the library’s front desk. 


  • Assist in the delivery of children’s summer programming 
  • Assist in preparing program materials and keeping statistics on program attendance 
  • Occasional support for customer service within the library, including helping community members find books and use library technology, checking books in and out, registering new users, and shelving.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Secondary school student or new graduate
  • Candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 30 
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a customer service orientation
  • Comfortable using technology, and in showing others how to use it
  • French language skills an asset
  • First Aid Certificate an asset

Working Conditions

  • General office working conditions
  • Some outdoor and online activities
  • Working with general public and with groups of children ages 0-12
  • Position requires lifting up to 15 lb
  • Weekdays, some weekends and evenings

If this position sounds like it might be right for you, please send your resume by email to Emily Farrell, CEO, North Grenville Public Library at or drop it off at your local branch of the North Grenville Public Library.

Deadline for application: 4pm EDT, Friday, May 24, 2024.

If you do not have access to a computer, please visit the Library to use a computer for free.

We are pleased to accommodate individual needs of applicants in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act throughout all stages of the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you require at any time.

We thank you for your application; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.


Volunteer opportunities can be rewarding and provide a valuable service to the community. Our volunteers play an important role in value-added library services and in supporting the day-to-day operations of the Library.

For anyone interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Musical Instrument Lending Library
We are currently accepting volunteer applications for our Musical Instrument Lending Library (MILL). MILL volunteers will assist the public (including children and youth) with selecting and learning musical instruments. Interested applicants should have a background and/ or passion for music and must be able to successfully pass a police records check with vulnerable sector screening. We are accepting MILL volunteers for days, evenings, and weekends; short- and long-term volunteering opportunities available.

Science and Technology Group
We are currently looking for an individual to facilitate our monthly Science and Technology Group. This group is meant to provide an informal setting for people to come together and discuss science, its applications, and its future. The ideal volunteer for this role will have a background in the sciences, a passion for the sciences, and/ or a curious mind. This program has historically been offered the 1st Thursday of the month, from 5-6:45pm, but there is flexibility depending on the volunteer’s schedule.

For anyone interested in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Application.