Now Hiring Library Director

Cascade Public Library is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position
of Library Director.  Responsibilities:

  • Create and facilitate a strategic plan for the library and work diligently to expand its presence in the community.
  • Foster a positive, collaborative staff work environment.
  • Perform all management
    functions in a professional manner.
  • Enthusiastically work with the Board, staff, patrons, and community.
  • Full or part time.
  • Job description below.  Send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to  Deadline: October 31, 2016.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:00 am Please join us for a great time all ages welcome.  Any questions?  Call 382-4757. 

Library Director Job Description


Library Board of Trustees


Assistant Librarian, Library Clerk, other support staff,

Primary Function

The Library Director advises the board, implements policy
set by the board, supervises all library staff and volunteers, and acquires
library materials, equipment and supplies.  The Library Director performs
a variety of administrative and supervisory tasks as well as complex clerical
work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the
Cascade Public Library.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and supervises library
    operations to achieve goals within available resources, plans and organizes
    workloads and staff assignment, trains staff and volunteers, motivates and
    evaluates staff annually, reviews progress directs changes as needed, and
    adheres to the Professional code of Conduct.
  • Establishes annual goals in
    conjunction with the Board of Trustees.
  • Communicates official plans, policies
    and procedures to staff and the general public.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget
    in conjunction with the Trustees, implement cost control activities, and
    monitor revenue and expenditures.
  • Selects and oversees general
    collection of library materials.
  • Provides professional advice on
    library issues, and actively collaborates with appropriate civic and
    educational organizations to develop quality programs consistent with annual
  • Assures that library facilities and
    equipment are properly maintained.
  • Promotes community interest in library
  • Attends regular library board
    meetings, and gives monthly reports.
  • Other duties as needed.


Education and Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent,
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Library Science certificate or
  • Experience in office management,
    operations or public service

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

  • Experience in planning, organizing and
    implementing a comprehensive library system
  • Ability to communicate
    effectively, to establish and maintain
    effective working relationships with patrons, employees, and library board
  • Technologically savvy, including
    library website management
  • Experience with accounting software
    and spreadsheets
  • Ability to develop and implement
    programs to serve all demographics

The duties listed above are intended only as an example of
the various types of work that may be performed by the Library Director.
 The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from
the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the
position and need to keep the library functioning.  The job description
does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the
employee and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer
and the requirements of the job change.

We strive to inform, enrich and empower every person in our community by creating and promoting easy access to a vast array of ideas and information, and by supporting an informed citizenry, fostering lifelong learning and love of reading.

Little Library, Big Dreams

Cascade Public Library is nestled in the mountains 75 miles north of Boise. Cascade is a favorite weekend getaway for many Idahoans. In the summer our population explodes as snowbirds flock back to spend the warmer months in the pristine splendor of the Northern Rocky Mountains.


Read to MeSpecial thanks to Read to Me, a service of the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Read to Me is an early literacy initiative which provides information, training, technical assistance, and resources for Idaho libraries and their community partners. Find out more at

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Last updated: April 26, 2013 - 12:21pm by Cascade

Adult and Family Coloring and Craft Night

On the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm you
can come earlier or later (call after 6:30). 
We have all the coloring supplies.  Let us know what crafts you want and we will see what we can do to accomodate YOU!  Bring yourself, your family, and maybe a
friend or two.  Kids are welcome to participate with an adult. Hope to see you here for
fun filled, stress relieving, friendship finding evenings.


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