Summit Free Public Library hosts a volunteer led Virtual Chinese Immersion program. It is held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month via zoom during the school year and will be on hiatus over the summer. Our group of dedicated volunteers of all ages have created lots of fun and engaging topics for all ages, including games, contests, stories, talent shows, and more!
Registration for each program opens the week prior to the current week’s program. Please register in advance in order to receive the zoom link.
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 feel a sense of connection and unity. Additionally, our two teen instructors will strive to promote girls’ participation in chess and will provide a resource to aid young women in a predominantly male field.
About the instructors:
Samuel Zhang (Peak USCF 2146) is currently a sophomore at the Union County Magnet High School and is an active chess player and coach. Samuel earned the Candidate Master Title in 2019 when he was age 14, and is nationally ranked among the top 50 for his age group.
Amelie Chan (Peak USCF 1635) is currently a sophomore at the Union County Academy for Information Technology. Amelie has 5 years of official USCF tournament experience and is ranked 23rd nationally for Top Girls Age 15.
If you’re interested in registering for this program, please click on the links below:
We hope that you will join us
Members of the Summit Free Public Library’s Chinese Club have donated Chinese-language children’s books to the Summit Free Public Library. The first ‘batch’ of books (264) were donated to the library in October 2020. The second ‘batch’ of books (349) were donated to the library this month.
Fundraising for the endeavor began in 2019, with a total of $2,405 dollars raised by January 2020.
Susan Permahos, Director of the Summit Free Public Library, said, “We are grateful for this donation from the Summit Free Public Library Chinese Club. We know the books will be put to good use by members of our community.”
Summit Free Public Library and the Summit Library Chinese Club have co-sponsored a lending library of Chinese Books in Chinese, that is currently available for browsing at Szechuan Delight Restaurant in New Providence (598 Central Ave. #4, New Providence, NJ 07974).