From the Director – October 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be taking more baby steps toward full restoration of library services in October. Patrons will now be able to remain in the building for up to one hour while wearing a mask and observing social distancing. Capacity will continue to be limited to no more than fifty patrons at a time. In addition, six personal computers will be available in the adult department as well as two pre-school computers in the Youth Services Department. Wi-Fi is available, as is the ability to send prints from home using our new ePrintit program. The inter-library delivery system will be resuming in mid-October thereby allowing patrons to once again put in requests to borrow items from other libraries. Rest rooms and Quiet Study Rooms will not be available for the foreseeable future and library programs will continue to be offered via Zoom, Yahoo and Facebook Live.

Our museum partners are also gradually beginning to open their doors and museum  passes are once again available for loan. Make a reservation through LibCal and be sure to check the museum’s website before setting out since each museum is following different protocols.

The Friends of the Library has moved their successful jewelry sales online via their Facebook page. The next sale will be Friday, October 16th  starting at 12 noon through Monday, October  19th, ending at 12 noon. Come in to see a preview of the items for sale in the library display cases starting October 1st. Your support of the FOL allows the library to provide museum passes, programs and many other enhanced services so be sure to check out the next jewelry sale.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the library soon.

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library

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