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Summit Free Public Library has a brand new Chess Corner for Grades 5 and up.  Organized by the Summit Library Chinese Club as part of its teen program which encourages young people to participate in community service, the new Chess Corner will provide all children and teens who are interested in chess a place where they can...
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Dear Middle and High School Students… We need your help. Do you need community service credit? Do you like arts & crafts? Have you ever worked on stage crew or set design for your school play or for any community theatre program? If you have answered yes to at least two of these questions, our...
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Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It became an annual event held during the last week of September highlighting the importance of freedom to seek and express ideas, even the ones that some consider unorthodox or unpopular....
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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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Did you love our 2021 Summer Reading Program that was held at the Summit Free Public Library this summer? Thanks to the Summit Department of Community Programs, we have a new scavenger hunt that is taking place at five parks around Summit. The scavenger hunt will take place now through September 30. Look for the...
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Do you know someone entering Grades 6-12 at Lawton C. Johnson or Summit High School in the new school year? Summit Free Public Library has plenty of copies of your summer reading requirements for school.  As always, they are on display in the Teen Room at the Library, so you can stop in and pick...
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Eric Carle, author of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a tale that has captivated generations of children and their parents alike, died on May 25th in Northampton, Mass. He was 91. He wrote and illustrated more than 70 books for young children, selling more than 170 million copies. “He brought light and color to our lives,”...
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Summer Reading Program 2021
The 2021 Summer Reading Program kicked off on Sunday, June 20! To register, please visit the Ask Us Desk or the Information Desk at the library, or visit https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com. You can also download the Readsquared App on Google Play or the App Store. For more information about the program, take a look at the slideshow...
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We have 6 new Library of Things Junior items available for checkout: • Classic ladder toss set • Giant dice set • Giant dominoes set • Jumbo chess and checkers set • Kan Jam set • Spikeball set Interested in checking out ANY of our Library of Things items (we have items for Adults, Teens,...
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Beverly Cleary, celebrated Children’s Author died on March 25, 2021, at age 104. Originally from McMinniville Oregon, Cleary, as both an author and a former children’s librarian, is well known by several generations of young readers for her creation of novels for children, most notably the Ramona Quimby series. Zoe Chace from NPR’s All things...
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