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Children's Librarians

Work Environment

Most children's librarians work a 40-hour week, with hours scheduled depending on the operational time of the main library or school. Some librarians prefer to work part time. The work environment, whether at a library or school, is comfortable and pleasant. Libraries, especially those designated for children, are usually colorfully decorated with many workspaces and cozy reading nooks. Most libraries are open from early in the morning until evening, and keep weekend hours as well. Librarians employed in a school setting usually have the same work hours as teachers and receive time off during summer and spring breaks and teacher institute days. Library media specialists report directly to the principal of their school; those employed at a public library report to the library director.

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