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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, The week of October 16-22 was National Friends of Libraries week in the United States and in Summit! And so, as we enter into a season of gratitude and giving thanks, I would like to take a moment to spotlight our Friends of the Library group...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we enter into October, I hope that you are enjoying the transition into the autumn weather and the 2022-2023 school year! In the spirit of a new school year and continued, lifelong learning, I am happy to announce that we have added a new language...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, September is usually a busy time of year for everyone, with the beginning of a new school year and extracurricular activities starting up again, it almost seems like there aren’t enough hours in a day! On a personal level, while busy, September is one of my...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, Did you know that the Library is one of the City’s designated cooling centers? If you need a break from the heat, the Library offers an array of services to keep you cool, hydrated, and entertained! Whether you want to stop in to fill up your water...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, It’s almost July – and that means summer is in full swing. We have lots of programs, contests, and prizes for all ages planned. The Oceans of Possibilities themed program will include lectures, stories, and activities about a New Jersey summer staple – the ocean! Adults...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, It’s about to be June – and that means it’s time for summer reading. Books, e-books, and other library materials are wonderful any time of year, but there is something special about summer reading. The days are longer and people tend to have more free time....
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A word from our new Director: Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, My name is Amy Behr-Shields, and I am the new Director of the Summit Free Public Library. I am excited to be writing my first of many messages to you, our community members. This month I am pleased to announce that...
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Dear Library patrons, This, my 109th message to you, is my final as Library Director. As I move onto retirement with dreams of world travel, home repair projects and reading the books I haven’t had time to read, I am delighted to introduce new Library Director Amy Behr-Shields. The Board of Trustees engaged in an...
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Are you an alumni of Summit High School? Are you planning a class reunion? Are you looking for a photo of your grandmother from the class of 1950? The Summit Free Public Library and our partner the Summit Historical Society are delighted to announce that the Summit High School yearbooks from 1921 through 2017 are...
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As the New Year begins many people resolve to make changes in their lives or embark on new endeavors. Hopefully, I too will be setting new goals for myself following my retirement in April 2022. By the time of my retirement I will have worked at the Summit Library for nine years, the perfect cherry...
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