The Summit Library is now sending out holds notifications, overdue and courtesy notices via e-mail. Sending holds notices via e-mail will provide a faster turn-around time for the items you are requesting as patrons won’t have to wait several days for U.S. Mail delivery. Courtesy notices will remind you when your materials are coming due so that you can avoid overdue fines. Help us to move over to e-mail notification by adding your e-mail address to your account:
- Click on the "Your Account" button on the right side of our website, or click on "My Account" on the Catalog & Databases tab.
- Click on "Update email address" and type your e-mail address into the box
- Add your library barcode number on the back of your as the User ID, click "Send"
You can also ask us to update your account with your e-mail address the next time you stop in, or over the phone. We would be happy to add it to your account for you.
Be sure to check your junk mail box and move the library to your accepted e-mail list so that library e-mails don’t go to the spam box. Remember e-mail notices save paper, save time and save money. Sign up for e-mail notices today!
April 13th - 19th is National Library Week. During National Library Week the New Jersey Library Association is asking library supporters around the state to contact their New Jersey Legislators and advocate for increased library support. Currently, the state provides just 42 cents per person for library service, seven cents less than the cost of a postage stamp. There is currently a bill with 17 sponsors, A967/S234, that would increase per capita state aid for New Jersey's library by $3 million. We hope by you and other library supporters reaching out to New Jersey legislators, this bill will be passed and libraries will receive critical fiscal support.
New Jersey libraries are also in desperate need of a Capital Construction Program. The last program for capital construction in public libraries was passed approximately 15 years ago with a $45 million bond act (P.L.1999, c.184). With this funding sixty-eight library projects were completed. Now libraries require capital investment to keep up with technological requirements, improve ADA accessibility and provide more flexible spaces for training labs and makerspaces. Now is the time to invest in the infrastructure of New Jersey's libraries to allow them to meet the evolving needs of the community.
Help us by letting our legislators know that you care about NJ libraries - http://capwiz.com/ala/nj/issues/alert/?alertid=63178011&PROCESS=Take+Action
Thank you for your time and your support of New Jersey's libraries.
The next "Music at the Library" program will take place on Sunday, April 27, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Salsa musician and historian Jose Obando will present "Maraca & Guiro: Two Taino Instruments in the 21st Century". This talk and musical demonstration is for all ages, featuring instruments for the audience to use.
Funding for this FREE program is made possible in part by the NJ Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
The concert takes place in the rotunda of the library's Main Reading Room. All are welcome. Seating is limited. First come, first seated.