Part Time Circulation Clerk Position

POSITION: Part-time Circulation Clerk

AVAILABLE: June 2021

MAJOR DUTIES: Check in, check out and renewal of library materials; collecting fines and fees; registering and renewing library users; answers directional and circulation-related questions in person and over the phone

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Director of Library Services

Warminster Township in Bucks County, Pa is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Library Services Director. The Warminster Township Free Library is a Pa forward ‘gold star,’ community public library, part of the Bucks County Library System. The Director will be responsible for supervising and running the day-to-day operations of the Library including developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a free library that is responsive to the community’s needs for information, education, and recreation. The Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, creates public relations materials, supervises staff and volunteers, and stays informed of developments in library management.

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Warminster Library collaborating with the Free Lunch Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warminster Library to Collaborate with Centennial School’s Free Lunch Program

The Warminster Township Free Library will be bringing kits and library services to the Centennial School District’s Free Lunch program this summer. Each week, the library will select a location to visit and bring 50 take and make kits to the facility for families to bring home. Kits include materials to make a craft, and video tutorials are available on the library’s YouTube channel (@WarminsterLibrary). Kits will also include a Financial Literacy Packet to help families prepare for emergencies and save for higher education.

“We are excited to be a part of this vital program. Not only will we be able to interact and connect with part of our community, but we can also bring our summer programs and resources directly to these families. We want everyone in our community to know the library is here to support and help them, and this goes a long way to deliver that message,” says Ann Duffy, Youth Services Librarian.

The partnership will take place starting the week of June 21st which coincides with the library’s Summer Reading Program. Registration for “Tails and Tales” begins on 6/13. For more information about the library’ involvement with the Free Lunch Program and about other summer reading events, call the library at (267) 317-1333 or visit our website, https://warminstertownship.org/children-and-teen-programs/

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.

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


 How do you participate?

Visit the library beginning on June 14 to pick up a Summer Reading Program folder with event information, details on how to register for Beanstack, a bookmark, and a sticker or two. We will also have some optional materials such as age-specific recommended reading lists and a paper tracking form for those who need or prefer it.

OR you can sign up directly online, using the Beanstack website or app!

All reading logs, activity logs, and prizes will be entered using Beanstack. You can register online using our Beanstack site or the Beanstack app (search for Warminster Township Free Library). Beanstack will allow you to:

  • Register all readers under one family account(easiest if one main person or device will be logging the family’s reading)
    OR adults can register children and teens for their own accounts (easiest if the child/teen has their own device and will be logging for themselves) 
  • Log the days you read(you can even time your reading sessions through the app!)
  • Log learning activities
  • Earn badges & virtual raffle tickets
  • Submit raffle tickets for prizes
  • Access book lists
  • NEW THIS YEAR!Invite people to Friend you using a code. Then, see how your reading compares to your friends in the Leaderboard. Learn how this works in the mobile app or on the website.
  • Share readers between accounts(good for multiple caregivers watching one child)

To find out how to do things in the app, watch Beanstack’s general videos on how to view/participate in challengesuse the reading timerlog past readinglog activities, and log a book as completed.

Or go onto our special Summer Reading 2021 YouTube Channel to view videos specific to the Warminster Library’s program.

Don’t have internet? No problem!

For those who need or prefer a paper log, paper logs will be available, but all of your data will need to be added to Beanstack if you want to select where your raffle tickets go. People who have internet access can transfer the information to Beanstack from the paper logs themselves, but those without internet or who prefer help can bring any paper logs in to the library between 8/9-8/14. Submit your logs with us and we will add your information.

**Please note that if we submit the information for you, we will evenly distribute your virtual tickets towards the grade level prizes. All paper logs must be submitted to the library in person by close of business on Saturday, August 14 (earlier is better for staff!).

 

Who can participate?

We will have challenges for three different age groups.

  • Emerging Readers– For babies through preschool
  • Elementary – For youth in grades K-6
  • Teens– For youth in grades 7-12

What counts toward your reading time?

  • Fiction? Counts!
  • Non-fiction? Counts!
  • Audiobooks? Counts
  • Ebooks? Definitely counts!
  • Graphic novels? Absolutely counts!
  • Magazines? It counts too! Check out our online magazine through Flipster.
  • Reading to someone? Yes it counts!
  • What if I cannot read for myself, but someone reads to me? That counts too! Including story times.
  • Everything!

If you are reading this summer, it counts! You can even enter different reading programs. If you have one at school, reading counts for both.

Fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, magazines, school reading…EVERYTHING! If you’re reading, it counts! For emerging readers not yet reading on their own, log the time that others are reading to them.

Remember for summer reading this year we are counting the days not minutes or books. This means if you did some reading on a day that would count. We do not care what you read or how long (though we recommend 20 minutes a day for growing minds), we just care that you are reading this summer!

Are there prizes? 

You bet there are! Depending on the age group, we will have grade-level raffle prizes, grand prize raffles, and a middle of the summer prize kit. All prizes must be picked up at the library (we are unable to mail prizes).

Grand Prize for Emerging Reader: LeapFrog LeapStart Machine with books

Grand Prize for K-12: Nintendo Switch

Emerging Reader Grade Level Prizes

  • Sesame Street Electronic Reader and 8 book library, Coloring book with crayons, bubbles, Beanie Baby, and assorted books
  • Disney Electronic Reader and 8 book library, coloring book with crayons, bubble wand, beanie baby, and assorted books

Elementary Grade Level Prizes

  • Artist Prize Pack: Art Kit, assorted middle grade books, beanie baby, and $25 gift card to Target
  • Harry Potter Prize Pack: Harry Potter books (1-7 and Fantastic Beasts), wooden Chinese checkers set, $25 gift card to Uncle Mike’s Ice Cream shop
  • LEGO Prize Pack: Assorted LEGOs with bases, $10 Yum Yum Gift Card
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Prize Pack: 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books, Uno card game, $25 gift card to Chick-fil-a
  • Morris Arboretum Prize Pack: 4 tickets to the Morris Arboretum, assorted graphic novels, 2 deck of cards, and 2 Bed Time Math bean bags

Teen Grade Level Prizes

  • Book Bundle: Assorted YA books (including: The Fault in Our Stars, the Divergent Trilogy, and more), Target Gift Card
  • Graphic Novel Bundle: Assorted graphic novels and comic books (including: The Backstagers Vol 1, This One Summer, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, and more), Uncle Mike’s Gift Card
  • Games Bundle: “Letter Jam” Party Game, Metro Esports Gift Card, Star Wars Travel Mug

Events and Programs

We have a full calendar of events and programs going on all summer long. For more information check out our calendar here.

Thanks to our sponsors!

Warminster Township Free Library’s Summer Reading Program is made possible by The friends of the Warminster Library.

► Story Time Programs

 

Details

  • Classes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30AM before the library opens at 11AM
  • 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.
  • Space is limited to 15 families per class.
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Safety Guidelines

  • Masks are REQUIRED
  • 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 grass.

What if it rains?

  • Should it rain or be too wet to do the program outside, all registrants will be contact via email 60 minutes for the program's start time. In the event of rain, we will be hosting the program on our Facebook page. 

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

► 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]



► Pre-K 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


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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

 

 

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