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From the Director
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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After giving thanks for all we have on Thanksgiving, we enter the holiday season of giving. Each year at this time the Summit Library remembers those in our community who may be hungry with the annual food drive. We were unable to do a food collection last fall because the Library was closed for the...
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One hundred twenty years ago this month, on November 5th, 1901, the citizens of Summit voted to make the Summit Library a municipal library supported by property taxes. Prior to this time the Library had been an association library with stockholders who purchased shares at a cost of $5.00 a share and were therefore allowed...
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Summer reading has come to a close. All the hours of reading have been logged. Terrance the Tiger is back home after trips to Summit’s best-known landmarks. All the prizes have been claimed. The best thing about 2021’s summer reading program was being able to welcome the children of Summit back to the library for...
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We are delighted to report that Library programs are coming back into the building this fall. Our programming librarians are planning a wonderful selection of lectures, discussions, movies, concerts, story times, STEAM activities and more that will be offered in the building. Some programs will remain entirely virtual and others will be offered both in-person...
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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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