Youth Services Provider I

Location: Walnut Park Branch, 5760 West Florissant


The Youth Services Provider I is responsible for fostering a love of literacy in a Regional Branch through the active promotion of the Library’s juvenile collections and programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides routine reference, reader's advisory and technological assistance to youth patrons and their caregivers.
  • Plans, executes, and evaluates programming for youth patrons and their caregivers.
  • Conducts regular outreach visits with the community, including schools and at other events.
  • Supervises Homework Helper and teen volunteers and provides assistance as needed.
  • Collects relevant statistics and compiles into monthly report.
  • Assists with collection development activities, including retention, weeding, selecting.
  • Enforces and follows Library policies regarding disruptive/unattended youth, Cash Management, and emergency procedures.
  • Prepares deposit collections for schools in service area.
  • Alerts supervisors to problems or concerns regarding building facilities, custodial, or public safety.
  • Assumes supervisory duties in absence of supervisor.
  • Plans youth programming to minimize scheduling conflicts with other activities.
  • Organizes youth area, including book displays and shared areas.
  • Processes Organization Card applications.
  • Provide tours and programming for special exhibits.
  • Assists in coverage of the reference desk as needed.
  • Performs daily circulation tasks as needed.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Access to personal/reliable transportation to travel to outreach facilities.
  • Commitment to public service.
  • Knowledge of children's literature.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree in Child Development, Education, or related field; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Alternating mornings & evenings, Fri & Sat 9 am-6 pm; Sun availability

Starting Salary

$33,700 per year

The St. Louis Public Library offers full benefits for our employees. They include:

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Company-paid pension plan
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental life insurance
  • 15 paid vacation days per year
  • 13 paid sick days per year
  • Company-paid long term disability
  • Employee-paid short term disability
  • Flex Spending Accounts