Chinese Club

Chinese Corner
Chess Corner
Library Books in Chinese
Szechuan Delight

 Virtual Chinese Corner: 2nd & 4th Sunday at 7:30 PM

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. 

Chess Corner:  2nd and 4th Mondays at 4 pm.
co-sponsored by the Summit Library Chinese Club

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

Summit Public Library Receives Donation of More Than 600 Chinese-Language Books

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.”

For a full list of our Books in Chinese for Children, please click here.

Szechuan Delight

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). 

  1. All community residents can borrow books from the circulation station (located inside Szechuan Delight) for free.
  2. Borrowers are allowed 5 books in their possession at one time. The suggested loan period is two weeks for non-textbooks and up to 2 months for textbooks.
  3. Borrowers shall complete the registration at the circulation station while checking out your books.
  4. Please take good care of the books, and return them on time. While returning, remember to find your checkout registration and sign the return date in the return column.
  5. If books are not returned after the due date, as a courtesy, volunteers from the Summit Library Chinese Club will call the borrower to remind them to return the books via the phone number registered. For damaged and lost items, the borrower will be charged the following
    • $5 for each textbook
    • $2 for each non-textbook.
  6. If you are interested in buying any used books, please contact the Chinese Club. All funds raised will be used to purchase more books for the collection.
  7. During the pandemic, we recommend that you borrow books at Szechuan Delight from 2-4 PM in order to avoid peak dining hours and maintain social distancing.