Magic show at the library!

Ed Schmitt will entertain the kids with a magic show this coming Wednesday, July 12th! The program will be in the gym at 1PM. Please come and join the fun!

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The show is sure to please parents and amaze children.

This program is part of our “Build a Better World” programs this summer for the kids.  There is a free program each Wednesday at 1PM for the kids.  Children will also be awarded a prize each week if they read something and record their reading on the program web site-

http://tinyurl.com/AstonSRP17

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CELEBRATE THE 40TH BIRTHDAY OF ASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY!

CELEBRATE THE 40TH BIRTHDAY OF ASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY!
1977-2017
 
Join the party when the Library reaches 40 years serving the community!
 
Wednesday, July 5th:
 
Infant Storytime 10:30AM
 
Adult Tea Party 12 Noon scones, tea biscuits and assorted teas (Prize awarded for best hat)
 
Mr Malcolm Kids’ Drama Program 1PM – weekly reading prizes awarded
 
Library Birthday Party with Cake and Ice Cream 2PM
 
Family Craft Night 6PM
 
Thursday, July 6th:
 
Patron Appreciation Day – Goodies provided to patrons all day!
 
Dancing Storytime 10:30AM
 
Photo Opportunity with Star Wars Stormtrooper 10:30AM to 2:00PM
 
John Hadfield’s Original Wholesome One-Man (and Dog) Comedy Variety show 6:30PM
 
Adult Craft Group 6:30PM
 
Friday, July 7th:
 
All Day Children’s Craft Table
 
Movie Showings – Children 11AM – Adults 1PM (popcorn provided)
 
Saturday, July 8th:
 
Picnic 10AM to 2PM Hot dogs, popcorn and bottled water
 
Kids’ Bingo – 11AM (snacks provided)

ALL FREE EVENTS!

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We are closed for July 4th

We will be closed July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Have a wonderful Fourth!

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Job posting — Library Associate

The Aston Public Library is seeking a tech-fluent and inter-personally effective person  to provide service to our patrons.  Duties include providing all types of service to our patrons, operating our circulation system, and record-keeping.  Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent,  strong computer and customer service skills and a love for libraries.  Prior library experience is preferred.  

Job description and compensation details are below.  Submit letter of interest, resume and references to Stephen Sarazin, director@astonlibrary.org .

ASTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

LIBRARY ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Provides essential patron assistance at the service desk.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE POSITION: 

Performs customer service, circulation, clerical and financial tasks, operates a variety of machines and software and assists with reference to help patrons use the library and its services effectively.  Reports to the Director.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Registers patrons, issuing cards, updating records.
  • Collects monies and issues receipts for all library financial transactions including rentals, overdue fines, lost or damaged materials, donations, book sales, printing etc.
  • Checks out and checks in books.
  • Shelves with 95% accuracy and shelf reads.
  • Knows and correctly executes the opening and closing procedures, including locking the doors, arming and disarming the alarm, collecting and checking in materials from the book drop, pulling requested items from the shelves etc.
  • Assesses materials for condition and refers them for mending or withdrawal.
  • Prepares and mails overdue/reserve notices.
  • Places book requests for patrons.
  • Calls patrons to inform them of requested items received.
  • Troubleshoots computer programs and machines.
  • Maintains current training in areas of work, including staying current with practices in:
    • Circulation
    • Online Catalog
  • Conducts reference interviews and assists patrons with reference questions, knowing when to refer questions to the Director.
  • Locates material in the catalog or in the building.
  • Is professional and friendly in person, on the phone or in e-mail.
  • Informs the public of library policies and procedures, including information about their own records or requests.
  • Keeps bulletin boards and displays current.
  • Files records by name or date.
  • Supervises volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Is committed to public service values: is patient and helpful with all patrons; cares about patrons and their needs
  • Knows and follows library policy and procedures; accepts management’s direction when given
  • Must be able to learn and meet the minimal competencies for telephone system, web site, staff email and wiki, and be able to operate and troubleshoot technology/software
  • Knows and follows safety procedures, pointing out problems and keeping equipment in satisfactory condition
  • Keeps informed on library issues: reads emails, attends staff meetings
  • Keeps skills current and growing: attends required trainings, actively seeks opportunities to learn new things
  • Shares knowledge and skills: documents procedures, trains others to do tasks
  • Works well with others, including patrons, volunteers, and fellow staff
  • Is flexible, has a good sense of humor about the irritations of daily work life, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers
  • Understands that change and evolving library procedures are constants in library work
  • Is sensitive to patron privacy and intellectual freedom issues
  • Is a good office citizen: submits timecard weekly, keeps work and break area clean, responds to emails and requests promptly, has a positive attitude

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Works effectively under stress with the public and co-workers. 
  • Demonstrates courtesy and empathy.
  • Communicates well in writing and face to face.  Performs essential clerical and math functions–filing, spelling, typing, adding, making change–accurately. 
  • Uses the Windows operating system, basic office software, web browsing and search engines skillfully.
  • Shifts from one task to another quickly. 
  • Moves book trucks with 25 pounds of weight. 
  • Shelves books at heights between seven feet and floor level. 
  • Reads small print and computer screens. 
  • Handles monotonous tasks with fine detail accurately. 
  • Works independently and demonstrates good judgment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical office conditions. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, and use hands to operate office equipment, and reach with hands and arms. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work day, night or weekend shifts.  Must be available to work a schedule that fulfills the staffing needs of the desk.  Must be punctual and dependable.  20 hours per week anticipated.

Approximate anticipated hours-

Monday 3-8PM
Wednesday 2-8PM
Thursday 10AM-4PM
Friday 10AM-5PM
One Saturday per month 10AM-5PM

COMPENSATION:  $11.75 per hour. Approximately 20 work hours per week. No benefits provided.

CLEARANCES: Satisfactory passage of FBI Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Criminal History and Child Abuse Clearances will be required every three years.

PROBATION: The position is probationary for one year and non-probationary afterwards.

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Register Your Child for Summer Reading – “Build a Better World”!

Your child can join the fun in this year’s Summer Reading Club at Aston Public Library!
Register your child at-

www.tinyurl.com/AstonSRP17

to log books read for a chance to win prizes!

Visit the Library every Wednesday at 1PM for special programs! For kids of all ages!

June 21 – Tom Crowl Ventriloquist
June 28 – David Darwin’s One Man Sideshow
July 5 – Mr. Malcolm Story Teller
July 12 – Ed Schmitt’s Magic Show
July 19 – Puppets Pizzazz
July 26 – Peter Moses Music
August 2 – Sciencetellers
August 9 – Brian Richards Magic
August 16 – Silly Joe Sings!
August 23 – Franklin Institute Weather Traveling Science Show
August 30 – Robin Bady, Storyteller

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We are closed for Memorial Day

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The library is closed for Memorial Day – Monday, May 29, 2017.  Have a wonderful holiday, and we hope to see you soon!

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Register your Child NOW for Science in the Summer

Register your child for the program at
www.scienceinthesummer.com
This is on a first-come, first-served basis, so register ASAP!

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