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Parents and other caregivers (babysitters, au-pairs, nannies, grandparents) are babies’ and preschoolers’ first and best teachers. However, numerous research studies have found that many children begin kindergarten without the early literacy skills needed to learn to read. Attending library storytimes is a great way to prepare young children for reading. For this reason, this autumn,...
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Our current storywalk book is Saturday, by Oge Mora Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Althea Llewelyn, Director of Education at Reeves-Reed Arboretum The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark...
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Do you know where all of the important buildings are in Summit? The youth services department invites all families to participate in a Photo Scavenger Hunt around downtown Summit to find them all. Sign up your child (preschool, elementary or teenager) for our summer reading program at https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com, or by stopping by the Summit Free...
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The 2023 Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 10! Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is ‘All Together Now’, and there will be a series of programs for all ages, including intergenerational programming.. Some of these events will be held outdoors, some on the...
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On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, a newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines. Download Libby or visit libbyapp.com to get started....
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Book Madness bulletin board
The youth services department will celebrate “March Madness” with our very own “Book Madness” brackets. Find the bulletin board in the Activity corner to see all the characters in the running, and vote for your favorite book characters out of each pair.  We will celebrate Summit’s favorite Children’s Book characters or series with a party...
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Are you ready for a winter bonus?  If your family reads any of the stories this winter on the library’s storywalk and/or on our Dial A Story, visit the Ask Us desk in the Children’s Room to enter to win a special winter prize pack! Our current storywalk book is The Wish Tree, by Kyo...
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The library now has a collection of Storytime Kits. Each kit is in a clear backpack and contains the following items: Five picture books on a specific theme. A printed list of similar books. A list of online resources related to the theme. The themes for the first five storytime kits are Bugs, Potty Training, Starting School, Dinosaurs, and...
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Are you interested in bringing your little one to storytime? Then, you have come to the right place. The youth services librarians have created a series of answers to questions that we have received regularly about our storytime programs.   As always, the library’s primary goal is for everyone to have a positive experience at our...
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Children and teens in Grades K-8 are welcome to submit a piece of artwork for the library’s 3rd annual Chinese New Year Art Show. The theme of this year’s art show is Our Community! Each piece of artwork will be hung on the bulletin boards in the Children’s Department, and will be juried by library...
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