Kemmerer Library Harding Township seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, dynamic leader who is eager to devote his/her skills in nonprofit management to manage the Library’s day-to-day services and programming; to promote the library; to plan and implement fundraising solicitations and events; and to serve as the liaison to the community and township government.
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Kemmerer Library, an association library funded primarily by private donors, serves residents of Harding Township, NJ. Our mission is to improve and enrich the lives of users through informational, educational and recreational programs and services, well-organized and up-to-date collections, friendly professional service and well-trained staff and volunteers who are committed to the Library vision.
The Executive Director of Kemmerer Library position is ideal for you if you possess
  • Passion for the mission of the organization
  • The ability to work productively as a self-starter
  • A positive attitude and flexible approach
  • Enthusiasm and energy to develop creative programs for adults and children
  • Marketing skills to promote these programs and events, including:
  • design, production and distribution of marketing material;
  • writing press releases, email blasts and newsletters;
  • updating website and social media channels
  • Fundraising and event management including to:
  • create, organize, promote events
  • manage budget and timelines
  • secure permits, licenses and insurance
  • solicit, negotiate with and organize vendors
  • supervise setup and breakdown, and prepare event summary report
  • Strong computer/graphics skills with the ability to learn Publisher, library software, donor management software and other new applications
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to engage a wide range of donors and to build long-term relationships
  • Strong budgetary, finance, and analytical skills
  • Management experience in a nonprofit setting
The Executive Director leads a small part-time staff and community members who assist the Library as volunteers. The position is part-time and salaried without benefits or paid vacation. The Director works 35 hours per week on-site at the Library; occasional weekend or evening hours are necessary for programs, events and Board of Trustee meetings.
Job Requirements:
Education: B.A. required; ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science, Non-profit management or other relevant area of study will be given special consideration;
Experience: Two years of management experience in a formal supervisory role as a paid employee or as a proven successful volunteer
Lotte’s Foraged Florals
Back by popular demand!
All ‘foraged’ materials will be provided. Just bring your chosen container and Lotte will guide you through making an eye-catching display or the perfect holiday centerpiece.
Registration required, please.
Christmas Tree Pick-Up
Christmas Tree Disposal and Chipping
Support the library by scheduling a pick-up of your Christmas tree after the holidays. Payment of $25 (per tree) is due by Tuesday, January 2. Once payment is received, your name will be added to the list for tree pick-up.
All trees must be completely free of decorations, tinsel and lights or they will not be picked-up!
Payment may be made by cash or check (payable to ‘The Friends of Kemmerer Library’) at the Library, or through PayPal below. If using PayPal, please be sure to ‘register’ your name and address where the tree is to be picked-up from!.
Crochet Club
Beginner Crochet Class
For girls and boys in Grades 2-8 who would like to learn to crochet!
Sara will be teaching the basics of crocheting in this 4-week program. All materials supplied to make several learner pieces to take home. Classes may continue if sufficient interest to progress.
Registration requested, please.
Middle School Book Club
Chat ‘n’ Chew
If you are in Grade 6-8, enjoy reading and chatting about books, this club is for you!
Our current book choice is ‘A Study in Charlotte’ by Brittany Cavallaro, a witty, suspenseful new story about a brilliant, crime-solving duo: the teen descendants of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson!
Newcomers registration required, please.
Memoir Writing by Storytelling
With Mary Kenny and Markie Burke
Back for another session! Do you have a story to tell but don’t know where to begin? This is your chance to learn from two masters of the craft of telling a story. Come to one class or all three. No experience necessary, all welcome!
Junior Garden Club
Preserved, Pressed and Dried Flowers
Hands-on activities to learn about the preservation of flowers. For kids in grades K and above. Registration requested please.
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