Library Employment Opportunity

Part Time Library Aide (Page) Position

POSITION: Library Aide (3 positions available)

AVAILABLE: October 2020

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.

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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.
  • Quarantining items when they are returned.

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. Per Gov. Wolf’s orders, 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.
  • Enter the Library through the south (meeting room) doors and exit through the lobby (main) doors.
  • Keep your visit to under 60 minutes.
  • Return all items in the outside book drops.

We appreciate your help keeping everyone safe and healthy.

Limited Services

There is a 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.

All item returns must be placed in the outside book drops. Staff cannot take items from you and the inside book drop is closed. When you return your items, they will be placed in quarantine for up to a week before being checked in. They will remain on your account during this time, but will be backdated to the date returned upon check in.

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; 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.

Library Closing

Due to an abundance of caution, the Warminster Township Free Library will close starting tomorrow, Saturday, March 14th through Sunday, March 29th.

All March programming, appointments, and bookings are canceled, and due dates will adjust accordingly. Please check our website and social media for the latest information. Stay safe and stay healthy!

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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► Summer Reading Program


This year our Summer Reading Program will be done virtually. Log minutes, complete activities, and write reviews all summer long!

We hope that you will join us by creating an account and registering your child or children for the program that is right for them. This virtual Summer Reading Program is for children ages birth-18. Preregistration begins on June 15.

Virtual Summer Reading Program
"Imagine Your Story"
June 20- Aug. 21

Preregister starting on June 15 here: warminstertownship.beanstack.org
OR
Download the Beanstack Tracker App to open an account

If you do not have reliable internet or a computer, we have paper logs available. 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. Logs must be returned or submitted between Aug. 21 and Aug. 26 to be counted towards the summer reading age level and grand prizes."

► Story Time Programs

► School-Age Programs

    

► Teen Programs

 

► 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 [Link to form attached], 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]



► Pre-K Resources


► Reading List



 

Warminster Township and Library Recognize The Friends of the Warminster Library

Members of the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Warminster, Library Board officials, and patrons are invited to gather at 1076 Emma Lane Tuesday September 20th at 11AM to give thanks to the Friends of the Warminster Library for their donation towards renovating and rejuvenating the Children’s Area of the Warminster Township Free Library.  press-release-warminster-library-fowl

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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

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
  • Call Christy with questions at 267-317-1337

E-Cards

  • If you only want to use our digital services, then you can apply for an e-card here

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


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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

 

 

Lynda – 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