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.
Click on the icon above to visit the Friends of the Library website.
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library is a non-profit organization made up of a growing number of community members and an active Board of Trustees dedicated to supporting the Summit Free Public Library and its programs.
What are the goals of the Friends?
- To promote knowledge of the functions, resources, services, and needs of the library.
- To foster a closer relationship between the library and the citizens of Summit.
- To lead in the development of a program for the improvement of library services and resources.
- To attract bequests and gifts of books, money, or other appropriate materials beyond the resources of the library budget.
- To enable supporters of the library to become acquainted and share their enthusiasm for the library and its mission.
What do the Friends do?
The Friends of the Summit Public Library work to foster interest in the library and to further its service to the community. The Friends provide direct financial assistance to the library by purchasing special or unusual items which do not come under the regular library budget. The Friends also provide various volunteer services, sponsor programs and promote events of special interest.
Why join the Friends?
As a member of the Friends of the Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year — with the satisfaction that you are helping to expand the library collection and introducing programs such as lecture series, music programs and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with like-minded people and enjoy the pure satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference to one of our community’s most important institutions.
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When you make a book donation to the Library, you may choose to have a dedication made and a bookplate inserted in a library book. What better way to celebrate an event or show someone you care than to dedicate a book on a favorite topic to be placed in the library in their honor? A special acknowledgement card is sent to both the donor and the person or a family member of the person who is being honored.
A few ideas for special days to give a book donation:
- New baby
- Thank you
Please fill out a book donation form and mail it or bring it to the Library. If you have any questions, please contact our Director, Susan Permahos, 908-277-9455.