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As we enter into December and begin to prepare for the new year, I want to shine light on an upcoming milestone at the Library. In 2024, the Summit Free Public Library celebrates 150 years of serving the community. It’s a significant anniversary that we are commemorating with 150 days of celebration – and we...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month. This commemorative month (held September 15 – October 15 annually) was originally designated as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. The day of September 15 is significant, as it...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, It’s about to be June – the start of our annual Summer Reading Program. Books, e-books, and other library materials are wonderful any time of year, but there is something special about summer reading. It continues to foster a love of literature and helps to prevent...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we enter into the delightful weather that May brings, I would like to share the ways in which you can experience the Library outdoors this spring and summer. 1)     The Learning Garden – Just outside the Library along Morris Avenue, the new Learning Garden provides an opportunity...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, April is a special month for libraries – it is when we celebrate National Library Week! National Library Week is an opportunity to recognize libraries and all that they offer. This year, it takes place from April 23rd through April 29th, and the theme is “There’s more to the story.”...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we enter into March and begin to see signs of spring, we begin looking for ways to venture out of the house. Lucky for us, March brings New Jersey Makers Day to libraries. New Jersey Makers Day is a celebration of all things “making” at libraries all throughout...
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Happy 2023! I hope that the end of 2022 brought you rest, relaxation, and quality time with your loved ones. There is something refreshing about the notion of a new year – it offers a particular moment to reset, recommit, and reprioritize. This year, I would like to extend to you all an invitation to...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As the year comes to an end, we begin to find “Top Ten” lists everywhere we look – and for good reason. These lists are simply irresistible! They appeal to our sense of curiosity and community. They are easy to share, insightful, and can spark interesting...
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Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we head into December, and dive deeper into the holiday season, our checklist of things to do often starts to grow – there are ingredients to get, gifts to grab, and friends to call. There is a place that can give you support, inspiration, and...
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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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