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If my dad were still alive I know what Dad would say.  Dad loved the library.  No matter where he traveled, he always made a point to stop at the local library.  It was an inspiration to him and Dad did so much research for his books in the library.

Dale R. Christopher (Son of Matt Christopher)
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Employment Opportunities

The LaSalle Public Library invites applications as a mentor for Project Next Generation (PNG). PNG is a program created by the Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White to encourage and empower youth through technology and interpersonal skills. This is a temporary, grant funded position.  Please see the complete job posting below.  Links to the application and supplemental questionnaire are provided at the end of the posting.  The deadline for applications and questionnaires is Monday, March 21st by 5pm. Completed forms can either be submitted in-person at the library's service desks or e-mailed to cstupegia@lasalle.lib.il.us.



Mentor—Project Next Generation

Starting Salary: 

$10.00 per hour; no benefits package

This is a temporary, grant funded position averaging 8 to 10 hours per week for 8 to 10 weeks.

Project Description:

Project Next Generation (PNG) is a state-sponsored mentoring program for at-risk youth.  Project mentors assist 6th to 8th grade students in developing technical and life skills including digital literacy using computers, digital cameras, and other up-to-date equipment.


Enthusiasm for and experience working with youth ages (10 to 13).

Knowledge and experience working with computers and the Internet.

Familiarity with web-based learning.

Satisfactory criminal background check.

High school diploma or GED.


Job applications and supplemental questionnaire, are attached down below.  Completed job applications and questionnaires may be submitted at the library's service desk OR via e-mail to cstupegia@lasalle.lib.il.us.

Deadline for applications and questionnaires is Monday, March 21st by 5pm.

Application for employment.doc77 KB
PNGSupplementalquestions2016.pdf151.24 KB