By

Tom Mizisko
Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As the year comes to an end, we begin to find “Top Ten” lists everywhere we look – and for good reason. These lists are simply irresistible! They appeal to our sense of curiosity and community. They are easy to share, insightful, and can spark interesting...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we head into December, and dive deeper into the holiday season, our checklist of things to do often starts to grow – there are ingredients to get, gifts to grab, and friends to call. There is a place that can give you support, inspiration, and...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, The week of October 16-22 was National Friends of Libraries week in the United States and in Summit! And so, as we enter into a season of gratitude and giving thanks, I would like to take a moment to spotlight our Friends of the Library group...
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  Dr. Karen Gaffney, author of Dismantling the Racism Machine, will lead a discussion of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee at the Summit Free Public Library, on Thursday, October 13, from 7:00PM to 8:00PM. This program will be co-hosted by the Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee and the Summit Free Public Library, and...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we enter into October, I hope that you are enjoying the transition into the autumn weather and the 2022-2023 school year! In the spirit of a new school year and continued, lifelong learning, I am happy to announce that we have added a new language...
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Effective September 14, 2022, the Summit Free Public Library will no longer charge late fines on most circulating materials. Exceptions to this fines-free policy are: lost and damaged items, items from the Library of Things, Museum Passes, and Interlibrary Loans. Patrons are still responsible for returning materials by their due date, so that they can...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, September is usually a busy time of year for everyone, with the beginning of a new school year and extracurricular activities starting up again, it almost seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day! On a personal level, while busy, September is one of my...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, Did you know that the Library is one of the City’s designated cooling centers? If you need a break from the heat, the Library offers an array of services to keep you cool, hydrated, and entertained! Whether you want to stop in to fill up your water...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, It’s almost July – and that means summer is in full swing. We have lots of programs, contests, and prizes for all ages planned. The Oceans of Possibilities themed program will include lectures, stories, and activities about a New Jersey summer staple – the ocean! Adults...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, It’s about to be June – and that means it’s time for summer reading. Books, e-books, and other library materials are wonderful any time of year, but there is something special about summer reading. The days are longer and people tend to have more free time....
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