75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901


(908) 273 0350


Support the Library

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Summit Free Public Library. There are several ways members of the community can lend a hand - getting involved with our Summit Library Foundation, by becoming a member of The Friends of the Library, or by giving a gift donation. Please click below for more information on ways you can lend a hand.

Summit Foundation

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A Benefit for the Summit Free Public Library

Friday, September 28th at 6:30 pm

The Summit Free Public Library Foundation invites you to support the Summit Library while enjoying opening night of Dreamcatcher’s newest play, Dead and Buried. Join us for an entertaining evening as we toast this dark comedy. Set in a small New England town on Halloween, 18-year-old Perdue finds a job in the local graveyard. Perdue has come to town to live with her aunt while searching for her missing mother.

Wine & cheese reception starts at 6:30 pm, followed by the performance at 8:00 pm.

$60 per person (part of which is tax-deductible).

Oakes Center
120 Morris Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Tickets can be purchased at the Circulation desk, by phone at 908-273-0350, or via Paypal by clicking the "Donate" link below. Checks should be made out to The Summit Free Public Library Foundation.

When making your purchase via the Donate link, please click "Add special instructions to the seller" and include the name(s) for each ticket, and that it is for the Wine and Cheese benefit.


Amazon Smile

The Summit Library Foundation now has an Amazon Smile link. By clicking here or on the image to the right, Amazon will automatically donate .5% of your purchases to the Foundation. It's as simple as that!amazon smile

You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support the Summit Free Public Library Foundation by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com

Who are we?

  • The Summit Free Public Library Foundation was established in 2013 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation and all donations to the Foundation are tax-exempt as allowed by law.
  • The Summit Free Public Library Foundation will further the library’s established tradition of excellence made possible by generous private gifts and strong public support.
  • The Foundation’s private funds will enhance, not replace, state and municipal funding and gifts from the Friends of the Library. The Foundation will focus on endowment, technology and facility enhancements while the Friends of the Library will remain a grass- roots effort to enhance library programming, build library collections and foster a love of reading and sense of community.

foundation event board

The Summit Free Public Library hosted a jazz performance and reception on Sunday, March 25th to benefit the Summit Library Foundation. Jazz vocalist Sarah Partridge performed and refreshments and hors d'oeuvres were provided by local caterer, What a Dish. 

Pictured are L to R:  Foundation Board members: Susan Permahos, Library Director, James Fleischmann, Vice President; Michael Katz, Treasurer; Mary Tanaskovic Bitting, At-Large; performer Sarah Partridge; Ruth Hamann, At-Large.

Foundation Board of Trustees:


  • President: Ruth Hamann
  • Vice President: Renee Stene
  • Treasurer: Michael Katz, Esq.
  • Secretary: Mary Tanaskovic Bitting

Members at Large:

  • Amy Liss
  • James Fleischmann
  • Dr. Robert Rubino

What can you do to help our library continue to grow and thrive?

  • You can donate to our Foundation in many different ways:
  • A gift of cash, securities or property for immediate or future use to benefit the library.
  • Enroll in an employer matching gift program.
  • A bequest in your will or living trust to guarantee future support.
  • Beneficiary designations of life insurance or retirement plan proceeds.
  • Gifts with retained income for yourself or others.
  • Gifts may be made in honor of or in memory of another person.

It is now possible to donation through PayPal by clicking on the "Donate" button below:

Tax Benefits

A gift to the Summit Free Public Library Foundation can provide substantial tax savings for the donor.

  • Saving in income taxes by gifts of cash, securities, or property made during the fiscal year.
  • Savings in inheritance and gift taxes by bequests, trusts or living trusts.
  • Savings in capital gains taxes when gifts of appreciated securities or other property are made.

Please address gifts and correspondence to:

Summit Free Public Library Foundation, 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901

The Summit Free Public Library Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is a tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please call 908-273-0350 for more information.