75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901


(908) 273 0350


Free Word and Excel classes

This fall, the Library is offering hands-on classes in Microsoft Word 2013 and Microsoft Excel 2013. The course will taught by Manasi Sovani who has +15 years of teaching and administrative experience. She taught Microsoft Office courses at The Adult School of Chatham, Madison and Florham Park. She conducted staff training for Summit Library, Township of Summit and Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills.

Registration is required and is strictly limited to 15 people. Use library laptop or bring your own which must be loaded with MS Office 2013. Click on the links below for more information and to register. 

Thursday, September 28, 6:00 - 8:30 PM   MS Word 2013 for Beginners

Thursday, October 5, 6:00 - 8:30 PM          MS Word 2013 Timesavers

Thursday, October 12, 6:00 - 8:30 PM        MS Excel 2013 for Beginners

Thursday, October 19, 6:00 - 8:30 PM        MS Excel 2013 Tips & Tricks


Library Rain Garden

Rain gardens 3Check out the two wonderful rain gardens that have recently been planted on the library lawn. What is a rain garden? A rain garden is a landscaped, shallow depression that allows rain and snowmelt to be collected and seep naturally into the ground. Water from the library roof will be diverted into the rain gardens instead of filling the storm sewers and eventually the streams and rivers. The library’s rain gardens have been planted not only to divert water but also as an educational tool for Summit residents. The rain gardens were planted at no cost to the library and were made possible by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association and the Summit Environmental Commission. Funding was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program.

Interested in exploring the possibility of having a rain garden on your property? Get more information here and here and here




2018 Summer Reading Program


Libraries Rock! 

2018 Summer Reading Program for Adults, ages 18 and up


  • Sign up online at https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com
  • Log and review every book that you finish reading.
  • Finishing and tracking at least one book makes you eligible to enter to win one of 8 grand prizes. The more books you finish reading and logging, the more chances you have to win.
    Prizes provided through the generosity of Joe's Pizza, Natale's Bakery, The UPS Store, Chipotle and the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library.
    Limit one (1) prize per person.