By

Abby Brady
“Can you help me find a good book?” This is my favorite question that I am asked as a reference librarian. I only wish people would ask it more often! How do we help you find a book if we haven’t read every book in the library? We are trained to listen carefully and find...
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On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, a newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines. Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started....
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Summit Library provides a wealth of materials and services to satisfy its community’s intellectual, social, and recreational pursuits. Did you know that hosting monthly trivia nights is one of these? This workout for your brain is available at many kinds of venues, but our games rival the best of them, and they are completely free....
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Are you a solo entrepreneur, looking to start your own business, or simply need a quiet space to work? Do you need to get out of your house, schedule a meeting, or network with a small group? Did you know that Summit Free Public Library provides this space free of charge and all you need...
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In 2005, the Summit Lions Club sponsored our large print collection in memory of member David Murdock Jr. Since the main mission of the Lions is to assist those who are visually impaired, the donation was a natural fit. Helen Keller challenged the Lions clubs across the United States to become “Knights of the Blind”...
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Harrison Philip Lindabury III “Phil” served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Summit Free Public Library from March 1998 until his death in October 2006. Phil was a tireless advocate for public library services. In recognition of his contributions to the Summit Library, he was selected as the 2006 Union County Library Volunteer...
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The Business Reference Section at the Summit Free Public Library is named after a power couple, Ruth C. and A. Michael Lipper. After graduating from Columbia College in 1957, Mr. Lipper spent three years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Communications Officer and Combat Cargo Officer. While his tour of duty...
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Borrow hours of entertainment with our Binge Box collection. Each box contains four to six DVDs that share a theme such as Tempt Your Palate, Technology Gone Wrong, and War Through the Ages. Search the library’s online catalog using the keyword “binge box” or search for a box by title. Checking out a Binge Box: ...
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In 1982, the Manley-Winser Foundation, set forth by the wills of Marian Manley Winser, and Gerald Winser, was established to help fund projects and programs of educational, service, religious, and health organizations. The launch of the Foundation continued a long tradition of contributions from the Manley and Winser families to Summit and the local community....
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Each month, we will highlight the different namesakes of the rooms within the library. These individuals have contributed greatly to make our institution what it is today, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment. Amy Cohn Liss (1930-2021) was a dedicated supporter and long-time patron of the Summit Free Public Library. She helped establish...
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