Job Opening: Part-time Library Shelver

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks applicants for a part-time Library Shelver to work 16 hours per week beginning in late August.

Duties include reshelving library materials, straightening shelves, shifting library materials, and providing directional information to library patrons.

Requires a high school diploma. Requires the ability to accurately sort materials alphabetically, numerically, and chronologically. Ability to work independently and to pay great attention to detail required.

Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System and experience working in a library preferred.

The schedule may include hours during weekday mornings, afternoons, or evenings. Regularly scheduled weekend hours will be required.

Pay is $8.50 per hour.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resumé and contact information for three references to with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director.

Preference will be given to applications received by July 28th 2017.

Thank You, Friends of the Library

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we were able to purchase two chairs for librarians at the reference desk and two additional computers for the computer lab and the associated wiring work. We will also be adding shelving in staff areas. We are grateful that the Friends agreed to fund these projects, totaling $2540. Please consider joining the Friends of the Library today! Visit for more information about the group and to access a membership application.

Summer Reading 2017: Build a Better World

Children ages 6 months to 10 years will be “building a better  world” this summer both literally and metaphorically! From storytimes about skyscrapers, ferris wheels, the Eiffel Tower, and construction vehicles, to learning about taking care of our planet, respecting the natural wonders of the Earth, and how we can learn about and respect different cultures, there’s something for everyone to learn about how to “build a better world”!  

Teens can “Build a Better World” by playing Book Bingo to expand reading horizons or attending a library program. Teens can join the Teen Advisory Board to build a better teen experience at the library, too!

Visit our display and pick up an entry for our Adult Tic-Tac-Toe contest and a handout of volunteer opportunities in our community to help Build a Better World.

Library News Archive



Wowbrary is a free weekly email featuring the library’s most recent acquisitions–books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and more. Sign up here, and you will know what’s new on the library’s shelves.