The Ellicottville Memorial Library is pleased to announce the generous donation of funds from the Rotary Club of Ellicottville Foundation for Youth to hire a local student as a summer intern to help with the children’s Summer Reading Program. We are thrilled because this additional person will give us the ability to provide more programs and activities to the 100+ children that sign up each summer for our Summer Reading Program.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program is “Every Hero Has a Story.” This program not only helps motivate children to read, but it also develops positive attitudes about reading and books. Plus, it helps children maintain their reading skills over summer vacation and encourages regular use of the library. We are already gearing up to provide programs and events focusing on heroes in our community, superheroes and animal heroes.

We are looking for a self-motivated, creative person to help develop programs and events in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program. This would include developing games, activities, contests, etc. focusing on this summer’s theme. Prospective applicants should be familiar with basic computer programs, have an interest in working with children and an enthusiasm for reading.

Any student interested in applying for this position should stop by the Ellicottville Memorial Library or call 699-2842 for information. The intern must currently be enrolled in college or planning on attending college this fall; preference will be given to Ellicottville Central School graduates.

This position will run from June 22 until August 14. These dates can be adjusted by one week if necessary to accommodate high school seniors. The pay rate is $8.75 per hour for30 hours per week. Please submit an application and resume by June 1.