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Attention Teens entering Grades 8-12 in the 2023-24 School Year. Do you love books and reading? Do you love to read aloud? Do you love performing, or acting? Are you available on Wednesday, October 4 from 7-8:30 Consider becoming a a Banned Book Bandit! Banned Books Bandits will help the library celebrate 2023 Banned Books...
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To celebrate our upcoming community mural program, which is the penultimate program for the 2023 summer reading program, our current storywalk book is Hey Wall, by Susan Verde. Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Youth Services Librarian Lisa O’Shaughnessy. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of...
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Do you know where all of the important buildings are in Summit? The youth services department invites all families to participate in a Photo Scavenger Hunt around downtown Summit to find them all. Sign up your child (preschool, elementary or teenager) for our summer reading program at https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com, or by stopping by the Summit Free...
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Book Madness bulletin board
The youth services department will celebrate “March Madness” with our very own “Book Madness” brackets. Find the bulletin board in the Activity corner to see all the characters in the running, and vote for your favorite book characters out of each pair.  We will celebrate Summit’s favorite Children’s Book characters or series with a party...
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The Summit High School Debate Team will lead a live debate on the topic of right-to-work laws in the United States. The event will feature two teams of student debaters, each presenting arguments for and against the laws. The Team is a student-led organization specializing in three forms of debate: Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, and...
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Are you ready for a winter bonus?  If your family reads any of the stories this winter on the library’s storywalk and/or on our Dial A Story, visit the Ask Us desk in the Children’s Room to enter to win a special winter prize pack! Our current storywalk book is The Wish Tree, by Kyo...
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The library now has a collection of Storytime Kits. Each kit is in a clear backpack and contains the following items: Five picture books on a specific theme. A printed list of similar books. A list of online resources related to the theme. The themes for the first five storytime kits are Bugs, Potty Training, Starting School, Dinosaurs, and...
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Are you interested in bringing your little one to storytime? Then, you have come to the right place. The youth services librarians have created a series of answers to questions that we have received regularly about our storytime programs.   As always, the library’s primary goal is for everyone to have a positive experience at our...
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Children and teens in Grades K-8 are welcome to submit a piece of artwork for the library’s 3rd annual Chinese New Year Art Show. The theme of this year’s art show is Our Community! Each piece of artwork will be hung on the bulletin boards in the Children’s Department, and will be juried by library...
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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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