• Due to an upcoming retirement, the Cambridge Community Library, part of the South Central Library System, is seeking a dynamic, community-minded Library Director. The successful candidate must be a well-organized, dedicated, and energetic individual with excellent interpersonal skills to direct the daily operations of our library as well as a willingness to enhance the library and its role in the community, provide leadership, and offer innovative and equitable library services.  A full job description can be found hereLocated in Dane County (and bordering Jefferson County), the Cambridge Community Library has been in existence for 45 years and the current library facility was built in 2015. The library has a staff of 3.5 FTE and a budget of $275,000. The Library Director position requires possession of a bachelor's degree, possession or willingness to work towards a Grade 3 Wisconsin Public Library Certification, and progressively responsible library experience. Salary range commensurate with education and experience starting at $45,000 and includes an excellent benefits package. This is a full-time position; some weekend and evening hours are required. To apply, submit a letter of interest, current resume, and contact information for three references by February 6, 2023  at 5:00 pm by email to cambridgelibraryhiring@gmail or by post to Cambridge Community Library Hiring, PO Box 490, Cambridge, WI  53523. The anticipated start date for this position is March 1, 2023.

About Us


Director                     Joan Behm

Children's/YA            Patty Hoggatt

Library Assistant       Bev Niesen

Library Assistant       Robin Kantzler

Cataloger                  Emily Hoggatt

Library Board Trustees

Jennifer Trendel, President and Village of Cambridge Rep.

Kris Schaefer-Weiss, Vice President and Village Board Rep.

Jacob Eckerman, Treasurer and Village of Cambridge Rep.

Kristin Martin, Secretary, School District Rep., and Jefferson County Rep.

Sue Christianson, Village of Cambridge Rep.




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Winter Emergency Opening and Closing Guidelines

  • The Cambridge Library determines their winter emergency opening and closing procedures by using the Cambridge School District’s determination as a guide.

  • It is highly recommended that on any days the school is affected by the weather the library may be also. Please call the Cambridge Community Library (423-3900) before venturing out to the library whenever the school district is closed or opening late due to road conditions.

  • Safety first – if the weather man has highly suggested staying off the roads, please call to see if we are open.

  • If it is a story hour day (Wednesday or Friday) and there is no school or the buses run late, there will be no story time.

  • Your Library Staff thanks you for understanding the need to possibly open later or close early due to inclement weather.