The Junior Librarian Program is back for Summer 2022 for rising 5th-8th graders!
Registration for all Junior Librarian program shifts opens on Thursday May 12.
Junior Librarian shifts are available from Monday June 13 through Friday July 29.
Register using our Junior Librarian calendar here.
Sign up this summer to be part of our super squad of Junior Librarians! One half of a Junior Librarian shift is spent greeting Summer Reading Program participants and handing out beads as summer reading prizes; the other half of a shift is spent assisting young library patrons complete pre-prepared crafts in the craft castle. Junior Librarians will be directly overseen by our summer interns and by Children’s Room staff.
Junior Librarian FAQs
Who can register?
Junior Librarians is for rising 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. This program is open to Bedford cardholders only.
Will there be an orientation?
There is no Junior Librarian orientation this year. A library staff member will orient the Junior Librarians when they arrive at the library.
Thank you to all who attended our Junior Librarian Info Sessions this spring!
Can I leave my child for this program?
Caregivers for participants in the Junior Librarian program may leave the building during the program. The safety of any child in the library ultimately rests with that child’s parent or caregiver. Junior Librarians must have caregiver contact information. Caregivers may be contacted if a Junior Librarian participant is disruptive and unreceptive to library staff guidance, or if a caregiver fails to pick them up at the end of the program. Caregivers are encouraged to review the library Child Safety Policy here.
How does registration work?
Registration for Junior Librarians works just like our program registration does – choose the shifts on our calendar that work for you and register using your Bedford library card. If you have questions, please give us a call at 603-792-1389.
When are the Junior Librarian shifts?
The shifts are Monday through Friday 9:30-11:30, 11:30-1:30, 1:30-3:30, or 3:30-5:00; Saturday 11:00-12:00 or 12:00-1:00.
The library closes at 5:00 on Fridays and caregivers will be expected to pick up participants promptly at 5:00.
Monday through Friday shifts have two spots available; Saturday shifts have one spot available.
Will I get a reminder?
Yes! You will get a confirmation email for any shifts you register for, as well as a reminder email 48 hours in advance of the program.
If I have to cancel, how should I let you know?
The best way is to use the cancellation link in the confirmation or reminder email you received. You can also call the Children’s Room at 603-792-1389. We appreciate you letting us know of any cancellations so we can offer spots to others on our waitlist.
How many shifts can I sign up for?
This summer, we do not have a limit for the number of shifts you can sign up for. If we see that you are confirmed for several shifts that have waitlists, we may waitlist you for some shifts so that others may have a chance to participate in the program. You will receive a notification if you are waitlisted.
Can I sign up for a shift with a friend?
Yes! There are two spots available for every shift. A Bedford cardholder can sign up for both spots at the same time to ensure that two friends can participate together. Both participants must be Bedford residents. If a friend signs up at a different time than you, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to work together.
Can I have my phone and snacks on me for my Junior Librarian shift?
We ask that all patrons eat any snacks and food outside of the library. Phones are expected to be put away and looked at in case of emergencies only.
Can Junior Librarians also participate in the Summer Reading Program?
Absolutely! We would love the Junior Librarians to also sign up for Summer Reading. Please keep an eye on our website for forthcoming Summer Reading information.
Have a question that wasn't addressed? Give us a call in the Children's Room at 603-792-1389.