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We Are Hiring! Join Our Team at the Library!

The Franklin Township Public Library, located in Somerset, NJ seeks an energetic, customer service driven individual to join our Circulation team at the DeMott Lane Branch!

Position Title: Library Assistant
Location: DeMott Lane Branch
Department: Circulation

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Charging and discharging library materials
  • Answering patron questions in person and on the phone
  • Issuing new and renewing existing library cards
  • Accepting payment for library fees
  • Shelving books, straightening, and organizing shelves

Duties include but are not limited to the examples above. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change with or without notice.


  • Be able to deal with difficult situations in a positive manner.
  • Be able to follow oral and written directions in English. (Bilingual abilities a plus.)
  • Be able to repetitively bend and lift up to 25lbs.
  • Be able to work cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of computers.
  • Possess a high school degree or higher.

Pay Rate:

$17.00 an hour. Sundays are paid at time a half. All part-time staff are eligible to accrue sick time per NJ’s Paid Sick Leave Law and will be enrolled in the DCRP pension system when earnings requirements are met.

Work Schedule:

The selected candidate will be scheduled to work at our DeMott Lane location for an average of 8.75 hours a week. Additional hours available during staff absences.

  • Thursdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am to 5 p.m. (July & August 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

This is not a seasonal or temporary position. 

How to Apply:

Applications are available online at The file is a fillable PDF. Edit and email to Include the subject line LIBRARY ASSISTANT / CIRCULATION DEPT. Applications will only be accepted in PDF attachments via email. Any other file type will not be reviewed. Typed PDFs are preferred.

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for employment at the library. The position is open until filled. No phone inquiries. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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