Port Hope Public Library - Port Hope Branch

Volunteering & Employment & Friends of the Library

Volunteering & Employment & Friends of the Library

Employment Opportunities

February 20, 2020      FOR POSTING                   Part-time Library Page position available

Port Hope Public Library is looking for a part-time page to work a schedule of hours outside the school day. This would be of interest to those attending secondary school.  The successful candidate will perform, under close supervision, a variety of routine tasks related to the maintenance, shelving and shelf reading of Library materials and other duties as assigned. Some experience in a school library would be an asset.  Pages work approximately 10 hours per week on a varied schedule which includes Saturdays and Sundays. Work sites may include both the Mary J. Benson Branch and The Hub at Canton. The current rate of pay is $13.15 per hour. This is a Union position - CUPE Local 749-01.

Please apply in writing with resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday March 14, 2020 to:                 

Alison Houston, Deputy Chief Librarian

Port Hope Public Library

31 Queen Street

Port Hope, ON

L1A 2Y8


The Port Hope Public Library thanks all applicants for their interest in this position. However, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Posted as per Article 10.01 Collective Agreement between the PHPL Board and CUPE Local 749-01 Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment. The Port Hope Public Library Board is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request accommodations are available in the recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.


Summer Tutors

Port Hope Public Library usually hires two post-secondary students around May to provide literacy and mathematics tutoring for our summer tutor program. Duties include promotion of the tutor program, providing tutoring for students in Kindergarten through grade 8 and program evaluation. Tutors will be focused on meeting tutor program goals and objectives and developing individualized resources for students. Contact Alison Houston ahouston@porthope.ca for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Library has volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. Some Library programs and services would not be possible without the generous support of our volunteers. Please contact Lisa O'Leary loleary@porthope.ca or 905-885-4712 ext 2627.

Homeschool Group Volunteers    We're looking for volunteers to read to, or be read to, by children in the Homeschool Group, every other Thursday at the Mary J Benson Branch. 

Youth Advisory Committee   Young people are invited to attend YAC which meets to provide input about services and programs for youth.

Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board is responsible for governance and policies for the Library. Members are appointed by Municipal Council.

Home Deliveries

The Library offers delivery services to nursing home residents and house-bound patrons.

Please contact the Library for information about volunteer opportunities. library@porthope.ca

Friends of the Library

Port Hope Public Library Board invites the community to be part of a new Friends of the Library group. The first meeting was held at the Mary J Besnon Branch in September of 2019. The group has chosen an executive and meets monthly - everyone is welcome. Meeting dates can be found on the Events Calendar or please ask Library staff.

Come out to learn all about how Friends support libraries through advocacy, building awareness, fundraising, volunteering and program support. Expression of interest forms and FOL brochures are available to print here or pick up a copy at either branch. Contact CEO Margaret Scott for more information.

Expression of interest form

FOL Brochure

Minutes of the Friends of the Library Meeting, December 15, 2019