Part Time Library Aide Position

POSITION: Library Aide

AVAILABLE: December 2021

MAJOR DUTIES: Shelve library materials, shelf read, keep all materials and library areas neat, clean, and orderly. Retrieve materials for patron requests. Related duties as assigned. Read more

Keeping Safe @ the Library

The safety of staff and Library users is of the utmost importance.

The Library is open for reduced in-person and curbside services. While providing these services, our goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Here is what we are doing to keep you safe:

  • Setting up services to be as contactless as possible.
  • Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from each other.
  • Wearing masks that cover our nose and mouth at all times.
  • Following cleaning and disinfecting protocols put out by the CDC.

We ask that you do your part to keep our staff and other Library users safe. We ask that you:

  • Wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth. Anyone entering the building must wear a mask or face covering, with the exception of individuals who cannot due to a medical condition and children under 2 years of age.
  • Make sure your hands are clean or use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance from anyone else when you visit. We have reduced the amount of seating and closed the Quiet Reading Area, as well as reduced the amount of computers available.
  • Keep your visit to under 60 minutes.

We appreciate your help keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Limited Services

There may be a need to limited number of people allowed in the building at any time. Please be aware that you may have to wait to get into the Library.

The Library is open with in-building holds pickup and browsing, item checkout, limited computers and computer time, copying and fax services.

The Library’s wifi is available from the parking lot. You are welcome to use the green space in the center of the parking lot for wifi access. Please be courteous and practice social distancing while doing so.

Children’s room toys, the interactive wall, tablets, games, and other services have been removed or shut down.

Seating has been reduced in order to accommodate social distancing.

The number of computers has been reduced to accommodate social distancing. There is also a time limit for computer use.

Meeting rooms are not available at this time.

All programs are virtual or outside; no in-person programs are taking place at this time.

When You Take Items Home

If you are concerned about having Library materials in your home, first, consider switching to digital materials for the time being. eAudiobooks and eBooks, as well as streaming music and videos, are available. Second, consider placing your checked out items aside for a day or two, like you would items that come from the grocery store.

Please do not expose Library materials to disinfectants, extreme heat (like from an oven), microwaves, or other cleaning chemicals/products. All of those things can damage books, CDs, DVDs, and other Library items.

Limited Time In the Building

Please keep your visit to less than one hour, as we must keep building capacity low. We look forward to a future date when you can hang out at the Library, but right now, please plan to come and go quickly.

Computer time is limited to one hour and you must sign in with Library staff.

Congregating, extended sitting, reading, and homework tutoring will not be allowed at this time.

Please do not bring food into the Library. You are welcome to bring drinks in tightly lidded containers. There is a vending machine with small snacks and drinks available, as well as a water cooler for your use.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we work together in new ways.

Use the Library From Home

There are many options to use Library services from home.

  • Call the Library at 215.672.4362 to ask questions or place holds. You may also email refwa@buckslib.org with questions.
  • Browse the online catalog and place holds. When notified that your items are available, use curbside pickup [link to curbside page], or come to the library for a quick visit to pick up your holds.
  • Attend our virtual programs.
  • Our download and streaming services, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, music, movies, magazines, and newspapers, are all available
  • Our online research and learning services allow you to research a topic, get live tutoring, take free classes, or find your next great read.
  • Sign up for one of our Reading Challenges. We have various reading challenges this fall and winter for all ages.

Since our faces will be covered, you won’t see our smiles, but be assured, we are very happy to see you.

Curbside Information

Contactless curbside pickup for previously placed available holds is available the following hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm

How Do I Use Curbside Pickup?

Contactless curbside pickup is available for library users who have holds waiting for them. When you have been notified that your hold is available for pickup, you can follow the steps below if you do not wish to come into the Library to pick it up.

  1. Call the Library at 215.672.4362 and choose option 3. Please have your Library card number ready.
    During the call, the Library staff will verify your name and that you have holds waiting for you. They will get those items and check them out to you.
    If you have over $10 in charges on your account, you will need to pay by credit card before we can check the items out to you.
  2. Staff then bag the items and attach the holds slip to the bag.
  3. The bag, with the holds slip, will be placed on a table outside the Main entrance (now the exit) to the Library. This process will take 5-10 minutes after the call ends.
  4. If you are going to pick the items up later the same day, staff will place the bag on the table 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled pickup time.

Things to Note

  • Please give 5-10 minutes for your items to get to the table. If you call from the parking lot, please be patient.
  • Please be mindful of the hours for curbside listed above. These differ from the Library’s open hours and curbside is not available past 4:30 pm.
  • Any items that are not picked up by the time curbside service is done for the day will be brought inside. You must come into the Library to pick the items up.
    If items are not picked up by closing time, they will be checked in from your account and returned to the shelf/owning Library/next person in the holds queue.
  • We reserve the right to suspend pickup at any time for any reason. During inclement weather, this service might not be available.

Children and Teen Programs


 The Warminster Township Free Library youth staff offer many educational and fun opportunities for children from birth to age 18. We also have a wide array of fiction and nonfiction books, films and music in print and online formats for our children and teens. The staff is devoted to providing information children, teens, and parents need to grow and learn throughout their lives.

While encouraging our youth to read is the cornerstone of what we do, we also offer programs that foster imagination, innovation, creativity and building social relationships through music, art, science, history & more! At the Warminster Library, children and teens can explore new passions, interests, and ideas that can help them be the adults of tomorrow.

For more information check out our programs below or contact us. 

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► Reading Programs

Please check back with us in December for our Winter Reading Programs.

► Story Time Programs


















Details
  • Virtual story time classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30AM
  • Suggested for ages 2 to 6 with a caregiver.
  • Registration is required. You may sign up for as many classes as you are able. You must register for each date separately.
  • Sign up as a family group, not for each individual child.
Safety Guidelines for indoor programs
  • Masks are REQUIRED for all children ages 2+
  • Physical distancing is REQUIRED. Please stay at least 6 feet away from those not in your family group or pod.
  • Bring your own blanket, towels, or mats to use for seating on the floor in our large meeting room.
  • In person story time will start at the end of November, please look out for more information about this
If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► School-Age Programs























































































If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Programs

 


















If you would like to register for an event please click here.

► Teen Volunteering Opportunities

We have volunteering opportunities for ages 13-17 all year round. Limited spots available. Please fill out our Fall-Spring Volunteering Application and submit to Ann Duffy (duffya@buckslib.org).

There have been some changes to volunteering requirements. All volunteers must have their Teen Application, PA State Police Clearance , and Child Abuse Clearances completed prior to starting. An FBI fingerprinting clearance is only required for those volunteers who have not lived in PA for 10 or more years.

Please direct any questions with regards to Teen Volunteers to Ann Duffy [duffya@buckslib.org]



► Children and Parent Resources




  • If you do not have reliable internet or a computer, we have paper logs available for our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. These paper logs can be printed and used to track your progress before you add the information online or the entire program can be done using these paper logs.
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Paper Logs

► Reading List



Getting A Library Card

A library card is free to all Bucks County residents and may be used at all member libraries of the Bucks County Free Library system. When you borrow materials from the library, you are responsible for the proper care and return of all items and any fines and fees incurred. Your agreement also includes notifying the library of all changes to your information, including name, address, e-mail address, phone number or any other personal data. Your Bucks County Library card allows you to:

  • Borrow books, DVDs, music, museum passes, and more
  • Download eBooks and audiobooks
  • Place holds and reserve items
  • Search articles and databases

Apply Online

  • Any Bucks County resident may also apply online. Online applications may take up to 3 days to process. You will have 3 months to pick up the physical card at your library.
  • E-cards are available to Bucks County residents who want immediate access to e-library resources and prefer the convenience of online registration. This service requires a valid credit card and payment of non-refundable $1 processing fee. These cards are only valid for e-resource use, not for checkout of physical materials.

To get a library card, apply in person with:

  • Completed Library card application
  • Valid photo ID card
  • Proof of current address if not shown on your identification
  • If you live outside of Bucks County, you will need a current library card from your local library with an Access PA sticker
  • Anyone under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and accept responsibility
  • Questions? Phone the Library at 215.672.4362

Renewals, Loan Periods, and Fines

Lost Library Card

  • To prevent and limit misuse, library card holders should notify the library if their card is lost or stolen as soon as possible. The card will then be immediately suspended. Card holders will be responsible for materials checked out up to the time the library is notified.

Library Forms/Documents

Downloads


Category: Library


Research and Learning

Power Library Network  – Sponsored by the Pennsylvania state library, a comprehensive collection of research databases

 

 

Ancestry – Census and other historical records (in library use only)

 

 

Ask Here PA – Chat now with a real librarian for help on any topic. We’re open 24/7!

 

 

BrainFuse – Live online tutoring

 

 

Science Reference Center – Science-oriented full text references, images, and videos for children.

 

 

Heritage Center – Census data, Revolutionary War records, name catalogs, and more

 

 

Let’s Play School –  is a fun, online badge program that prepares your child for school

 

 

LinkedIn Learning – Online video classes from beginner to expert in productivity software, technology, business, and design

 

 

NoveList – Search tool for finding new and recommended books for adults, teens, and children

Download and Streaming

The following resources are funded by Bucks County Free Library through the support of the Hamilton G. Disbrow Trust: Brainfuse, Consumer Reports, Lynda.com, Morningstar, NewsBank, and The New York Times

BookFlix – Classic online storybook videos and non-fiction books on the same topic for children ages 4-8 – click here

 

cloudlibrary – Fiction and non-fiction e-books and audio downloads for children and adults. – click here

 

 

Hoopla – Borrow free video, music, and audiobooks with your library card – click here

 

 

Consumer Reports- Read reviews on thousands of products.  – click here

 

 

Morningstar- Comprehensive financial information on stocks, funds, ETF’s and more – click here

 

 

NewsBank- Access to real time articles from local newspapers including Courier Times, The Intelligencer, Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Morning Call. – click here

 

 

The New York Times- Access to real time news present day to 1981 and archives available between 1851-1922. Each session will expire after 24 hours – click here

 

 

Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons. – click here

 

 

Adult Programs

Welcome to the Warminster Township Free Library’s Adult Programs. 

For additional information on programs, contact the Information Services Desk at 267-317-1333.

Upcoming Adult Programs