From the Director — January 2020

This entry has been published on January 5, 2020 and may be out of date.

Happy New Year! The Summit Library is starting the New Year with a couple of great new services. Winter time is time to work on indoor projects and learn some new skills. If crafting is your interest, try out our new online resource Creative Bug. Creative Bug has over 1,000 arts and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Whether you want to learn design techniques, painting, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, or a host of other creative projects, you can watch easy-to-follow classes for free. Beginner or expert, there’s a class for you, and new classes are added weekly. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Free access is available on our website under eResources.

We’ve always had access to the searchable database of articles of the New York Times but now we have access to the actual digital version of the newspaper. You’ll be able to see images, front page news and featured sections. To activate your access, you’ll need to log in or register first. To access NYTimes within the library, you must be connected to our Wi-Fi network, then visit For remote access, please visit our website to receive a code which provides 72-hour access to the paper from any device.

Your library is available 24 hours a day, every day with access to many other eResources, eBooks, eAudiobooks, access to our online catalog and a full calendar of upcoming events. Keep informed, learn something new or enjoy a good read on your library website.

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library