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Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It became an annual event held during the last week of September highlighting the importance of freedom to seek and express ideas, even the ones that some consider unorthodox or unpopular....
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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the history and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.  September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of...
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Did you love our 2021 Summer Reading Program that was held at the Summit Free Public Library this summer? Thanks to the Summit Department of Community Programs, we have a new scavenger hunt that is taking place at five parks around Summit. The scavenger hunt will take place now through September 30. Look for the...
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We are delighted to report that Library programs are coming back into the building this fall. Our programming librarians are planning a wonderful selection of lectures, discussions, movies, concerts, story times, STEAM activities and more that will be offered in the building. Some programs will remain entirely virtual and others will be offered both in-person...
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Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The day’s name is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of June 19, 1865, the date of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon...
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Eric Carle, author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a tale that has captivated generations of children and their parents alike, died on May 25th in Northampton, Mass. He was 91. He wrote and illustrated more than 70 books for young children, selling more than 170 million copies. “He brought light and color to our lives,”...
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Every June during Pride Month a lot of attention turns to LGBTQ culture. The books we invite you to read are books by LGBTQ writers, as well as books with queer characters. Pick up one of the books or movies from our collection that can expand your understanding and appreciation of the diverse LGBTQ world.
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What can be better than to follow fascinating characters from another time and place, to plunge into the stories based on real life historical events? For this collection we’ve chosen the most recently published and highly praised historical novels by talented well known and less known authors. Enjoy!  
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Summer Reading Program 2021
The 2021 Summer Reading Program kicked off on Sunday, June 20! To register, please visit the Ask Us Desk or the Information Desk at the library, or visit https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com. You can also download the Readsquared App on Google Play or the App Store. For more information about the program, take a look at the slideshow...
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This month as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage we are proud to introduce you to our large collection of books and movies that talk about Asian identity, immigration and what it means to belong. You will find the books that will make you laugh, and the books that will make you ponder, and the...
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