We Inform, Enrich, and Inspire the Community

Vision Statement

The Summit Free Public Library will be a destination vital to the fabric of the community. The library will be the focal point for knowledge, entertainment, social gathering and the exchange of ideas.

Long Range Plan

The Summit Free Public Library’s new mission statement states in a very few words what the library does for its community. “The Summit Free Public Library informs, enriches and inspires the community.” The library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the adoption of its ambitious Long Range Plan for 2018 through 2020. We hope you enjoy reading about the improvements underway at the Summit Free Public Library. 

Library Staff

  • Susan Permahos, Director
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext.811
  • Abigail Brady, Head of Adult Services
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 821
  • Ann-Marie Aymer, Head of Youth Services
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 807
  • Beata P. Barrasso, Head of Technical Services/System Administrator
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 831
  • Robin Carroll-Mann, Adult Programs and Publicity
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 3
  • Diane Hull, Head of Circulation
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 817
  • Adult Services Contact
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 3
  • Youth Services Contact
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 825
  • Circulation Contact
    Phone: 908-273-0350 ext. 2

Support the Library

Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month with the exception of July and August when the Board does not meet. Meetings begin promptly at 7:30 pm and are held in the Hickok Meeting Room, or the basement conference room, depending on availability. Meetings may be subject to change due to holidays. Meeting notices, as required by law, are sent to the Union County Local Source.

Board Trustees

Susan Callahan, President

Sandy Bloom, Vice President

Norma Schroeder, Treasurer

Christina Amundson, Secretary

James Fleischmann, Past President/At-large

Celia Colbert, Mayor’s Representative

Carole Stubeck, Superintendent’s Representative

Susan Hairston, Council Representative 

2020 Board Meetings

January 8th

February 12th

March 11th

April 15th

May 13th

June 10th

September 9th

October 14th

November 11th

December 9th

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