Part-time Circulation Assistant

The Durham Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and reliable circulation assistant to join our team. This is a part-time position performing a variety of circulation and customer service functions. Excellent customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, and attention to detail required.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing circulation routines using the Library’s automated system, including issuing and renewing library cards; checking library materials in and out; collecting fines; placing holds and contacting patrons, answering phones and responding to queries.
  • Advising patrons about library materials and services.
  • Assisting patrons with computers and other technology.

Qualifications desired include:

  • High school graduation required; Associates degree preferred.
  • Circulation and/or customer service experience in a public library.
  • Experience with computers and automated library systems. Experience with Sierra preferred.
  • Strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service required.

This is a part-time (10 hours per week) non-union position with no benefits. The salary is $18.50/hour and the regular schedule includes Monday and Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.  Successful candidates will be subject to the Town of Durham background screening process, and a pre-employment drug screen. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Christine Michaud, Library Director, at Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10.

French Conversation Group

Calling all French speakers! Expand your speaking skills by practicing the language in a welcoming atmosphere. Open to all levels of speakers. Facilitated by native French speaker Simone Howe. Meets monthly on the first Thursday of the month on Zoom. Regular participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting. If this is your first time please email to receive the Zoom link for the online meeting. See you there!

Next meeting Thursday, August 5 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Minigolf Adventure Saturday and Sunday


Saturday, March 7 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Adult Evening

Tickets are $25 per person. Ticket includes beer or wine, refreshments provided by Lino’s Market, and of course minigolf! Grab your friends and come down for an evening of fun. No one under 21 will be admitted. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Tickets available at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

Sunday, March 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Family Day

Tickets are $5 per person for ages 5 and up or a max of $20 for a family. Children 4 and under are free. Ticket includes minigolf, snacks, and crafts. Coffee provided by Perk on Main. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Note: There are no tee times; drop in any time between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (last admission.)

Tickets available at the door. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

Championship Sponsor

Johnson Brunetti Investments

Eagle Sponsor

Hobson Motzer, Inc.

Refreshments Sponsors

Lino’s Market
Perk on Main

Birdie Sponsors

  • Advanced Sheetmetal Associates
  • Annette Willis, Attorney
  • Bascom & Benjamin, LLC
  • Chapman Manufacturing
  • Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation
  • The Conroy Company
  • Durham Animal Response Team (DART)
  • The Durham Democratic Town Committee
  • The Durham Republican Town Committee
  • Durham Family Chiropractic
  • Durham & Middlefield Lions Clubs
  • Kristan Higgins, Author
  • Peerless Builders, LLC
  • Perma Treat Corporation
  • The Pond – A Generous Donor
  • ProHealth Physicians/Pediatric and Adolescent Medical Group
  • Roblee Plumbing
  • Sykes Family Chiropractic

Par Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Core Club
  • David Wenzel, Artist
  • Dean Autoworks
  • Durham Veterinary Hospital
  • Financial Benefits Unlimited, LLC
  • Glazer Dental Associates
  • Little Rooster Liquors
  • Miller Tree Farm
  • The Paintscape Company
  • A Touch of Country

Interested in being a sponsor? Please email for more information.

Ticket Options

Monday, March 16 at 7:00 PM

Learn more about Connecticut’s new free community college program, which will launch in the Fall of 2020. Enrollment specialists from Middlesex Community College will cover the program’s qualification requirements and application process as well as general information about Middlesex Community College and the FAFSA application.

For high school students and parents.

Click here to register.