Library News

Library News

29
Sep

From the Director — October 2022

Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we enter into October, I hope that you are enjoying the transition into the autumn weather and the 2022-2023 school year! In the spirit of a new school year and continued, lifelong learning, I am happy to announce that we have added a new language...
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27
Sep

Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre

Our current storywalk book is Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre, by Juana Martinez-Neal. Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Bilingual Library Associate, Lilliana Villalobos. At the end of the story, stop by the library and pick up your own copy of the story to keep! The StoryWalk®...
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16
Sep

The Summit Free Public Library is Now Fine-Free

Effective September 14, 2022, the Summit Free Public Library will no longer charge late fines on most circulating materials. Exceptions to this fines-free policy are: lost and damaged items, items from the Library of Things, Museum Passes, and Interlibrary Loans. Patrons are still responsible for returning materials by their due date, so that they can...
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12
Sep

STEAM items to check out

Did you know that you check out different types of items with your library card, that can help you with science, technology, and computer programming? Library of Things Jr:  These items can be checked by library patrons under 17 Artie 3000:  Practice coding skills with a Wifi enabled STEM drawing robot.  Batteries are included;  all...
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08
Sep

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. At Summit Free Public Library, we have several ways for you to celebrate with us. Click on any of the underlined links for more information or to register. Bilingual Storytime (Age 2 and up):  Friday, September 16 @ 5:15-6:00 PM:  Join Ms. Ann-Marie for stories, songs, and rhymes...
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25
Aug

Highlight: Ruth C. and A. Michael Lipper

The Business Reference Section at the Summit Free Public Library is named after a power couple, Ruth C. and A. Michael Lipper. After graduating from Columbia College in 1957, Mr. Lipper spent three years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Communications Officer and Combat Cargo Officer. While his tour of duty...
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16
Aug

Binge Watching Made Easy!

Borrow hours of entertainment with our Binge Box collection. Each box contains four to six DVDs that share a theme such as Tempt Your Palate, Technology Gone Wrong, and War Through the Ages. Search the library’s online catalog using the keyword “binge box” or search for a box by title. Checking out a Binge Box: ...
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12
Aug

Visit our Storywalk

Have you seen our StoryWalk®? This spring, the library installed a new StoryWalk® on the front lawn! Created as an Eagle Scout project by local Scout Jeremy Betz, and funded by the Manley-Winser Foundation, the StoryWalk® features a full length picture book story on 20 signs around the bushes on the library’s front lawn.  All...
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03
Aug

Highlight: The Manley-Winser Foundation

In 1982, the Manley-Winser Foundation, set forth by the wills of Marian Manley Winser, and Gerald Winser, was established to help fund projects and programs of educational, service, religious, and health organizations. The launch of the Foundation continued a long tradition of contributions from the Manley and Winser families to Summit and the local community....
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