Q. How old do you need to be to work at the library?
The following excerpt from the Employee Handbook will help:
K. Youth Workers (Age 14-15)
Parent and school permission is required for youth workers under the age of sixteen (16).
When a 14- or 15-year-old youth is employed as a Library Page, there are legal restrictions that must be observed. Failure to follow these restrictions could put MCPL in jeopardy of violating child labor laws. These teens may work a maximum of 3 hours on any school day or 8 hours on any non-school day. They may only work a maximum of 18 hours in a week when school is in session or 40 hours in other weeks. All work must be performed between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. except June 1 through Labor Day when hours may be extended to 9:00 p.m. A “Certificate to Employ a Minor” form must be filled out and signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and a school official before work begins. There is a separate form for work during the school year and work over the summer months. Homeschool students are included in these restrictions and must complete the required form. For more information, consult the “Federal Labor Law” information posted at the branch.
You can apply for MCPL positions online. Look for Employment Opportunities at the bottom of the MCPL webpage.