Registration is now open for Castleton Public Library's Summer Reading Club! All ages can participate.
Register in person at the library anytime! You can register all summer long.
Want to know what's going on this summer with our events and take-home kits? Download a copy of our Summer Reading Club guide, or pick up a copy at the library!
Prefer to record your reading online? Register and track your reading on our READsquared site. If you need some help getting started using READsquared, click here to download a how-to guide. Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 518-732-0879.
Whether you record your reading on paper or online, the more you read, the more chances you earn to win a prize! This year, our prizes are $30 Amazon gift certificates. We'll draw 30 winners! Submit your reading/activity logs by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 29 to be eligible for our prize drawings. We'll also have special goody bags available to pick up at the library from 8/15-9/3 for all youth participants.
We're looking forward to a fun summer full of reading, exploration, and learning! Have questions about our Summer Reading Club? Email email@example.com or call 518-732-0879.
Job Opening: Library Assistant, Castleton Public Library (Part-Time)
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an automated library environment.
Pay Rate: $17.50 per hour.
Schedule: 12 hours per week. Specifics of schedule will be discussed during interview process.
How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033, Attn: Melissa Tacke. Applications must be received by Monday, March 28.
Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications:
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves the responsibility for learning and performing various library functions and services at a para-professional level in a Public Library. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Librarian or Library Director with latitude to operate independently within the range of prescribed responsibilities. Supervision may be exercised over clerical staff. A Library Assistant also does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
Conducts public programming for both children and adults;
Suggests titles for purchase or discard in a subject area;
Notifies and discusses with patrons overdue, lost or damaged materials;
Answers reference questions for library users and staff;
Instructs public in proper use of library resources;
May provide reference and readers’ advisory services;
Works at the circulation desk;
May conduct tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story and picture book hours;
Locates library material for patrons and staff;
May prepare library exhibits and displays;
Processes and prepares library materials for use;
May perform cataloging of library materials;
May train and supervise clerical and volunteer personnel;
May compile bibliographies;
May perform on-line computer searches.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of modern library service principles, practices and procedures; working knowledge of library materials, including on-line data base systems; ability to express ideas clearly and accurately both orally and in writing; ability to direct the work of others; ability to read and comprehend written material; ability to carry out assignments independently; ability to get along well with others; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree; or
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of library experience
ADOPTED: MARCH 25, 1992, CSC Mtg.
Effective 3/7/22, Castleton Public Library follows CDC guidance and monitors the Rensselaer County's COVID-19 Community Level regarding masks in indoor spaces:
If the COVID-19 Community Level is low or medium, masks are optional for staff and patrons.
If the COVID-19 Community Level is high, masks are required for everyone age 2+ while inside the library.
We will continually monitor the CDC's COVID-19 Community Level for Rensselaer County, as well as other federal, state, and county public health guidance.
If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please contact our Director, Melissa Tacke, at 518-732-0879 or by sending an email to email@example.com.