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Both library locations will be closed Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.





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The Amherst County Public Library is currently seeking a qualified Youth Services Librarian.  This full time position is responsible for planning and coordinating the library system’s youth services program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development and maintenance of the children’s and young adult collections, preparing and implementing educational classes and activities for children and teens, working with local schools and community groups , and other duties as required.  Requires a broad knowledge and understanding of children’s and young adult literature, knowledge of child development, and uses of technology and electronic resources with children and teens.  Ability to work with and communicate well with children, teens, adults (including peers, colleagues, and the public) is essential.  Must be creative and energetic. This position requires working at the central library and branch library, including travel between the two in a personal vehicle.  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a master’s program in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school and considerable experience working in a library.  Salary commensurate with education and experience.  Includes County of Amherst benefits package.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and Amherst County Employment Application to Library Director, P.O. Box 370 Amherst, VA 24521.  Applications may be obtained at either library location or at  Amherst County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Steve Preston, Director

Amherst Library
382 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10am-6pm
Tues  10am-8pm
Sat  10am-2:00pm
Madison Heights Library
200 River James Shopping Center
Madison Heights, VA 24572
Mon  10am-8pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10am-6pm
Sat  10am-2:00pm

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