Two new museum passes added!

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library have added two new museum passes to the successful museum pass project. The first addition is the Princeton University Art Museum, a wonderful facility with origins dating to the 1750s. princetonUAMThe Princeton University Art Museum is one of the world's leading university art museums with collections of more than 92,000 works of art. An exciting part of this membership is the ability to use the pass at any other museum in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Battleship-New-JerseyWith this pass, you can gain admittance to the Stickley Museum in Morris Plains, The Newark Museum, the Visual Arts Center here in Summit, as well as the Frick Collection, the Museum of the City of NY, the American Folk Art Museum in NYC and hundreds more. The second new membership is to the Battleship New Jersey, America’s most decorated battleship, located on the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. Multiple passes are available for both the Princeton University Art Museum and the Battleship New Jersey, doubling your chance at reserving a pass. You may reserve a pass by clicking here.


Logging in to Your Account

Now that the new catalog has launched, your PIN number has changed to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account you will be able to change your PIN number or set up a friendly login.


Now What? Career Clarity From the Inside Out

laurabermanfortgangTuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 7 pm

Need some career clarity? 50% of Americans say they’d do something else if given the chance. Laura Berman Fortgang, nationally known career and life coach and author, will support you to figure out what’s next and help you get from here to there. Whether you are searching for career direction or just strategizing your next move at work or in life, this fun, informative and interactive workshop, will provide you with:

  • The three biggest blocks to life direction and career clarity and how to break through them
  • The two turnkeys to answering “What should I do with my life?” once and for all
  • The strategies for overcoming money worries when it comes to making a change
  • Three ways to harness synchronicity and ‘coincidence’ in order to bring luck your way no matter what you are working on
  • The Life Blueprint® Philosophy that will have you walk away with undeniable truths about what you must do to be happy and bring meaning to your life. 
  • Her experiences with hundreds of clients that she led to new directions in 90 days or less!

All are welcome to attend this free program. Do not miss this opportunity to learn, laugh and grow.  To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call 908-273-0350, ext. 3.


Summit Historical Minute

Carnegie1Council President Rubino has introduced a "Summit Historical Minute" at the beginning of each Council meeting to encourage awareness of our City's rich history to our community. This feature highlights people and places in Summit, researched and presented by Summit High School students and residents. We will be posting these "minutes" here after every meeting, so stay tuned to learn interesting tidbits of Summit's history every month.

For more information on Summit's history, please visit the Summit Historical Society at the Carter House at 90 Butler Parkway, or at



From the Director -- October 2015


Ice-bucket challenge, move over! The Summit Library has a challenge for parents of babies, toddlers and preschoolers. We are challenging you to read 1,000 books with your child before s/he starts kindergarten. The Youth Services Department is proud to announce a new initiative to help young children become successful readers. Studies have shown that families that start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter kindergarten. Sign up to participate in the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program and we will help you keep track of how many books have been read and provide some incentives along the way. Sign up in the Youth Services Department starting in October.