What is the librarian's job?

Librarians have many responsibilities. One of the most important ones is to help the public (called patrons) find the books and materials that they are looking for—this is their specialty. For example, if you don’t know which books to select, the librarian can help you select books that are both fun and suitable to your age level. They can also show you the other programs and services the library has to offer. Ask a librarian for help when looking for books and materials, so that you become comfortable with the library system and the process for getting the information you need. Keep in mind, however, that a librarian is there to point out different choices, not to decide what you should read. If you are unsure if a book is appropriate for you, ask a parent to help you select books and participate in your reading programs.


Librarians are not just people who tell you to be quiet at the library. They love to help kids and adults find information and learn new things!


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