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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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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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Attention Teens entering Grades 7-12 in the 2021-22 School Year. Do you love books and reading? Do you love to read aloud? Do you love performing, or acting? Are you available on Tuesday, September 28 at 7 PM While you wait for the autumn teen volunteer season to begin, you can earn five hours of...
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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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As researched by the World Health Organization, one in five individuals between the ages of 10-19 will experience some form of mental illness. WHO also identifies that suicide is the third leading cause of death for those between the ages of 15-19. Recognizing and addressing mental illness can be...
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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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What’s the next best thing to browsing our shelves for books and movies inside the library? How about browsing our collections from home? Click on a category such as new fiction, new mystery, new cookbooks, new picture books, new young adult mysteries and young adult graphic novels, new movies, and more, and you will be...
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The 2021 Chinese New Year Art Show is officially live. We have received over 200 artwork submissions from around Summit and in surrounding towns; participants range in age from 4-14. If you’d like to take a quick look at the art show, the complete works are listed below.  They are divided into three categories: Art...
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