September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

As students head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny—a library card. Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September. During the month, libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card. This year, Disney Pixar’s the
Incredibles are Library Card Sign-Up Month honorary chairs, helping to promote the value of a library card and bring attention to the many ways libraries and librarians transform lives and communities through education.

The Library is Hiring

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks a part-time Library Shelver for twenty hours per week. The schedule may include hours during weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Working regularly scheduled weekend hours on a permanent basis will be required. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $8.60 per hour.

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  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Shelving library materials in their proper location using the Dewey Decimal system and alphabetical order
  • Tidying library tables and seating areas
  • Straightening shelved materials and reading shelves
  • Shifting adjustable shelving and shelved materials as needed
  • Searching for missing library materials and retrieving library materials
  • Performing other duties as assigned at direction of supervisor
  • Tactfully and politely ensuring that library patrons are adhering to Library Code of Conduct as needed


  • High school diploma
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Skilled at paying attention to details
  • Competent in following directions
  • Capable of working independently


  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work additional hours during staff absences
  • Prior experience working in a library and using the Dewey Decimal Classification System

To Apply:
Submit the following information to with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references

Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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