Simpson Library - Children’s Services Coordinator

Kindle a love of learning in our youngest community members! Apply to be the Children's Services Coordinator and oversee a vibrant department dedicated to our babies, children, and tweens.



The Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, PA is seeking an individual to plan, implement, and manage public library programs, collections, and services for preschool and school age children.  The successful candidate will foster a professional, positive, team-oriented working relationship with library staff, board members, and volunteers. Coordinator supervises four part-time children’s programmers.


Full Time (37.5 hours per week) 


Annual salary of $27,000 - $29,000, depending on experience




Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education required.

Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.

Supervisory experience and experience with children in a library or education setting preferred.


Employment Clearances

Must have FBI criminal history, Pennsylvania Child Abuse, and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History clearances that qualify the individual for employment as outlined in the library system’s Employee Clearances policy.


How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume and three references to Sue Erdman, Excecutive Director at with APPLICATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES COORDINATOR in the subject line of the email.


Or mail to:

Sue Erdman, Executive Director

Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

16 N Walnut St

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


Deadline to apply is September 21, 2019. Position available immediately.


Children’s Services Coordinator Job Description (PDF, 64KB, 2 pages)


Questions? Contact Executive Director Sue Erdman at or 717-766-0171, ext. 233.


About the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library

Year ending 2018

18.45         FTE Staff

25,526       Registered borrowers

$119,010   Materials budget (all - 2019)

$24,000     Materials budget (children’s - 2019)

107,633     Collection size (all)

36,699       Collection size (children’s)

537,726     Circulation (all)

201,561     Circulation (children’s)

3105          Number of programs (all)

2759          Number of programs (children’s)

55,778       Program attendance (all)

49,587       Program attendance (children’s)

48,089       Service area population


Mission: Joseph T. Simpson Public Library is a community center for learning and leisure.



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