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The year 2020 will surely be remembered for many things but at the Summit Library, it will be remembered as the year that library service changed forever. Within weeks of closing our doors due to coronavirus, library programs transitioned to virtual programs, reference calls were forwarded to staff cell phones and the circulation of electronic...
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We can finally share the news we’ve been hoping to share for 3 ½ months! Patrons will be welcomed back into the library beginning Monday, July 6th for browsing and selection of library materials and pick-up only. While you won’t be able to linger to read the newspaper, use a PC or book a quiet...
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As you know the library doors remain closed. We were hoping library service would have resumed a long time ago but unfortunately, that has not happened. Governor Murphy has indicated that library staff throughout the state can begin returning to buildings in stage 2 of New Jersey’s Road to Recovery so we are waiting for...
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As you know the library is still closed to the public. The good news is that we have many online programs, activities and resources available as you will see from the extensive list below. The bad news is we don’t know when we will reopen. That will depend on Governor Murphy’s Road Back plan and...
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Like businesses, schools and other “non-essential” services across the country the Summit Library’s doors are closed and locked. Library staff is not permitted to be in the building but we are working hard to continue library service to our patrons. In the last two weeks our staff has promoted many existing services such as eBooks,...
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Do all the modern gadgets overwhelm you? Would you like to know how to download eBooks or audiobooks to a device, set up a Facebook account, move pictures from your phone to your laptop or purchase airline tickets online? Library Tech Volunteer Josue Duartes is available for one-on-one technical help on Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 pm...
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Happy New Year! The Summit Library is starting the New Year with a couple of great new services. Winter time is time to work on indoor projects and learn some new skills. If crafting is your interest, try out our new online resource Creative Bug. Creative Bug has over 1,000 arts and craft video classes...
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After giving thanks for all we have on Thanksgiving, we enter the holiday season of giving. During this season we have three ways that you can help the Summit Library and some of our neediest Summit residents. The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that...
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PLEASE READ BELOW AND ANSWER OUR BRIEF SURVEY. THANK YOU! Important notice to Summit Library patrons who use our eLibraryNJ eBook service: Beginning November 1st Macmillan Publishers and their many subsidiaries including Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, St. Martin’s Press and others, will allow libraries to purchase only one copy of each new eBook...
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You already know that you can borrow books, CDs, DVDs, Playaways, books-on-CD and more at the Summit Library. Most people even know that you can check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and access online databases like Ancestry® and Rosetta Stone® using your library card. Starting October 1st we will be launching a brand new service called the “Library of...
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