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Library service is looking more and more like pre-pandemic times every day. The number of people coming in and staying a while to use the Library’s PCs, the Wi-Fi, read the newspapers or study in a Quiet Study Room increases every day. Many children’s programs are now being held in-person on the Library lawn. It’s...
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Dear Patrons,      The Library Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the restoration of Library hours and loosening of some restrictions beginning June 1st. The Library’s hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9am-9pm; Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. The Library will remain closed on Sundays but will re-open on Sundays in September, after Labor Day, which has been...
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Like the Library, many museums are slowly opening their doors. Thanks to the Friends of the Summit Library, you can reserve a museum pass from a wonderful selection of museums in New York and New Jersey through the library website. Due to coronavirus many of the museums are requiring timed-entry appointments and have other restrictions...
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On March 15th we will reach the one year anniversary of the day the Summit Library was first closed due to covid-19 concerns. The closing came suddenly on a Sunday morning with about a two-hour notice leaving our patrons and staff in a state-of-unknown. At first we thought it was going to be for a...
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The past year has presented educational challenges for parents and students. Trying to help your child with schoolwork can end in frustration for both you and your child. Don’t let the student in your family fall behind. The Summit Free Public Library can ease the pressure on parents and help students get assistance with academic...
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Happy New Year! We are all looking to 2021 with great hope that the coronavirus will be conquered, that life will return to “normal” and that the Library will be able to open its doors once again. Just as we don’t know how long it will take for life to return to normal, we also...
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As this memorable year draws to an end we find the Library closed to the public once again. Unlike the sudden closing that occurred in March, services are already in place to continue providing patrons with their favorite materials, formats and programs. Curbside pickup is available six days a week as is telephone reference service....
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Our annual very popular Volunteer Fair had to be cancelled earlier this year due to the pandemic but many Summit non-profits still need your help. So, like all our other programs, we have moved our Volunteer Fair to a virtual event occurring during the week of November 16th. Organizations seeking volunteers have created videos that...
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We are pleased to announce that we will be taking more baby steps toward full restoration of library services in October. Patrons will now be able to remain in the building for up to one hour while wearing a mask and observing social distancing. Capacity will continue to be limited to no more than fifty...
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2020 is the year that keeps on giving! New challenges, new ways of providing library services, new way to start the school year. As school doors open, or maybe don’t open, the Summit Library will be here to assist students every step of the way. The Library’s doors are open regular hours and we will...
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