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The Community Library of the Shenango Valley in Sharon, Pennsylvania has one paid internship position available, starting May 22, 2023 and ending August 12, 2023. The library is looking for an Education, English, or Library Science major to assist with our summer reading programs at both the Community Library in Sharon and at our Stey-Nevant Branch in Farrell.  The position will be full-time, 40 hours a week, with flexible hours, including some evenings and Saturdays.  In this position, the individual will be assisting the Children’s Librarians and Adult Services Librarian in the planning and implementation of summer reading program activities both in the libraries and at nearby outreach locations. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Networking with area businesses and organizations, obtaining donations and enlisting support for our Summer Reading Program.

  • Assisting with both in person and virtual programs centered on literacy for all ages.

  • Obtaining and preparing materials for all activities

  • Processing, maintaining, and helping patrons navigate our on-line summer reading challenge through the Beanstack platform.

  • Working with a group of volunteers to implement activities in both libraries as well as outreach facilities during a set weekly schedule, Monday-Friday with occasional Saturdays as necessary. 

  • Assisting librarians with library operations, shelving books, etc.

  • Applicants should have an interest in library science or education, have experience working with children and teens, and be proficient with technology and STEM programming. 

  • College credit is available. This must be determined by student and instructor. The library will provide evaluations and will work with the school if student wants to receive college credit.


Applicant must have own transportation, and be able to work some evenings and weekends. The Summer Reading Program is a fun and rewarding experience, and will offer many opportunities to gain skills that will be an asset when seeking post-college career opportunities.  

Those interested in this internship must submit a fully-detailed sample preschool or elementary school program focusing on a topic of your choice.

Email cover letter, resume, CLSV job application, and program sample to

Mail to Robin Pundzak, Community Library of the Shenango Valley, 11 N. Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146

Deliver in person to the circulation desk at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley, 11 N. Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146


For more information about the responsibilities and duties of the position, please contact:

Library Director Robin Pundzak, or 724-981-4360

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