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posted 7/31/2021 –

Job Opportunity
Library Assistant

The Benton Public Library is accepting applicants for a part-time Library Assistant position.

The position consists of assisting patrons with requests, check-in and check-out procedures, processing items, and shelving. Other responsibilities include assisting patrons with public computers, help with cataloging website, and general help with library material. Experience with basic desktop computer programs are required for the position.

  • $12.50/hr, and average 8-10 hours/week
  • Work hours and days could fluctuate monthly. Flexibility is required.

Please submit resume with cover letter by October 16th to:
Benton Public Library
48 West Main Street
PO Box 26
Benton, WI 53803

In 2019, Benton Public Library received a grant from the Benton Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the Preserving Our Past Project: Wisconsin Newspaper Archive. The Benton Community Fund awarded 2 grants within the past 6 years making the total received $6,729.

Even though the process was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19, the process will be completed during 2021.

The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC), Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), Wisconsin Newspaper Association (WNA), and WiLS are working together to provide digital access to Wisconsin’s historical newspapers through the Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, available through BadgerLink.

More information coming soon.

Quick Links:

How do I request items?
Access the Benton Card Catalog to place items of hold. Card Catalog Tutorial

Patrons can access ebooks and audiobooks through Wisconsin’s Digital Library available on the Overdrive or Libby apps, learn more about this online resource by visiting


Staff Members:

  • Susan Ward – Children’s Director
  • Connor McCarthy – Acting Director

Board Members:

  • Dr. William Foltz
  • Janice Blaine
  • Sandye Voight
  • Lisa Lawrence
  • Sandra Scanlan
  • Sherri Timmerman
  • Jill Knight
  • Scott Cruse
  • Stacy Addie

48 W Main St
Benton, WI

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