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The 2022 Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 11! Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’, and there will be a series of sea-themed events and other programs. Many of these events will be held outdoors, some on the Library’s front...
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Summit Free Public Library is participating in Free Comic Book Day along with many independent comic book stores and other libraries nationwide and internationally on Saturday, May 7. Traditionally held annually on the first Saturday of May, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops around the world give...
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In honor of Martin Luther King Day of Service, the library will be collecting Hygiene Kits for the homeless.  These kits will be donated to the Bridges Outreach in Summit.  To Make a Hygiene Kit please include the following items in a quart-sized sealable plastic bag and either put it in the labeled box in...
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2nd Annual Chinese New Year Art Show
Summit Free Public Library and The Summit Library Chinese Club are hosting their second annual art show.  This time, it will be in person. Young artists from Summit and around the region are invited to participate in the Summit Free Public Library’s 2022 Chinese New Year Art Show!The theme of this year’s art show is...
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Diwali, India’s most important holiday will be celebrated  November 2-6, 2021.  Both a religious and cultural festival it is usually celebrated for five days and is primarily observed in India by people of Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths, as well as other faiths around the world. During Diwali, people light many candles and clay lamps...
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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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Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds With a gun in his hand and grief in his heart, Will steps into an elevator with ghosts. The ghosts of his past, people who are supposed to be dead, join Will in the verse novel Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Set in a town where gangs dominate...
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer (YA FIC KEM) Reviewed by Zoe R. It is one matter to fall in love with a man, yet it is another matter to fall in love with a monster. In Brigid Kemmerer’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely, a loose re-telling of Beauty and the...
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One of Us Is Lying, by Karen McManus (YA FIC MCM) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) “She’s a princess and you’re a jock,’ he says. He thrusts his chin toward Bronwyn, then at Nate. ‘And you’re a brain. And you’re a criminal. You’re all walking teen-movie stereotypes.” Except, they aren’t. None of them are....
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The Warrior Heir, by Cinda Williams Chima (YA FIC CHI) Reviewed by Zoe R. (12th Grade) In The Warrior Heir, Cinda Williams Chima blends a “normal” high school life with elements of fantasy. From the outset, protagonist Jack Swift seems to be a regular high schooler: he balances social life, sports, and academics, as well...
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