Hiring and Volunteer Opportunities

The Edith B. Ford Library is not your average workplace. We are a highly driven and creative team with more than a tinge of madness fueling our goals of serving the community. Each of us fills an essential role and contributes their own ideas and goals to the overall vision.

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Left to right: Monica, Ryan, Luke, Shannon, Heather, and Rebekah

Paid Positions

Teen Tech Intern

The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library is seeking a Teen Intern to work with our IT Specialist to create technology-related activities for children and young teens. The Intern will work with youth to select activities; plan, execute and evaluate technology programs; and provide assistance with social media.

This is a ten week position, June 24-August 30. Scheduled hours are Wednesdays, 2-6pm and Fridays, 1-5pm.


  • Experience with technology
  • Interest in education/ leadership/ working with kids/ creating and teaching innovative programs for kids based
    on your interests
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to receive/follow instructions
  • Must be self-motivated and able to stay on task without direct supervision
  • Must be 16-18 years old, have a way of transportation to/from the library, must be reliable, on time, and must have the ability to keep supervisor notified about vacations and time off.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of interest and personal references to:

Shannon O’Connor, Director
Edith B. Ford Memorial Library
7169 N. Main Street
PO Box 410
Ovid, NY 14521

Letters of interest should include technology experience and interest and your ability to work with children and teens.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2019

Volunteer Positions

BOOK Coverer: We are seeking an individual who likes precision as well as crafting to help with covering our new books. (Ages 16+)

Responsibilities: Bi-monthly commitment for an hour or 2. 

STORYTIME Reader: We are seeking energetic readers to commit to a once-a-month storytime on Fridays. (Ages 18+)

Responsibilities: Plan and prepare a 1-hour storytime (20 min. reading; 20 min. craft/game; 20 min. snack time). The library will assist in acquiring materials and snacks. 

TEEN STORYTIME Assistant: We are seeking a youth helper to assist in our weekly storytime on Fridays.  (Ages 13-18)

Responsibilities: Set up and clean up, assist in reading (if desired), we will implement any skills that the youth has (puppets, crafts, etc.) Must have a desire to work with little ones. 

FORGE Monitor: We are seeking an organized individual to keep our craft space tidy, clean, and organized. (Ages 16+)

Responsibilities: Familiarize yourself with items in storage and how things are organized. Commit to a once-a-week thorough cleaning of the space. Create lists of items needing replacement or attending to by library staff. 

TALENT/SKILL Teacher: Have a talent or skill that you would like to share? We are seeking individuals to come and teach classes / workshops / talks / etc. 

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