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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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The Dangerous Gift, by, Tui Sutherland The Dangerous Gift by Tui Sutherland is a novel about a world of dragons who live on two continents.  The second continent’s dragons come to the first continent because there is a dangerous dragon on their continent.  Snowfall, the queen of the Icewings on the first continent is the protagonist.  She...
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The Unwanteds: Island of Silence, by Lisa Mc Mann. Reviewed by Elena C. The Island of Silence by Lisa McMann is the second novel of The Unwanteds series. The protagonist is Alex Stowe, who has a doppelganger, Aaron Stowe.  Alex lives in a world called Artime, where there is much creativity and magic, created by Mr. Today,...
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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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