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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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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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