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Library News

27
Feb

Top 100 books of the past 150 years

To coincide with the Library’s 150th anniversary coming up in June, we created lists of the top 100 books of the past 150 years. Below you will find lists for children, teens, and adults. The arrows below each carousel allow you to browse through the list. When you hover over a book title, you will...
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31
Jan

Adult Services Highlight — February 2024

As the Library celebrates its 150th anniversary, we will be highlighting other organizations that also have long histories in Summit. It seems fitting to begin with the Summit Area YMCA because it shares a common history with the Library. The Y was founded in 1886. The land for both institutions was sold to the City...
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01
Jan

Adult Services Highlight — January 2024

2024 marks the 150th anniversary of the Summit Free Public Library. Hundreds of dedicated people since 1873 have helped create and grow this institution from its humble beginnings in a rented room, including Andrew Carnegie, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Henry Van Dyke, and many other notable figures and local heroes. We are proud to celebrate their...
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01
Dec

CATSS Critics: They wish they were us

They wish they were us, by Jessica Goodman (reviewed by Shuohan P.) They Wish They Were Us is really similar to the books One of Us is Lying and One of Us is Next. The high school life, the murder mystery, everything felt like it fit together perfectly. They Wish They Were Us is about...
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01
Dec

CATSS Critics: City of Bones

City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare (reviewed by Maya T.) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first novel in a six book series, the Mortal Instruments. The novel starts at a club with two of the protagonists, Clary Fray and Simon Lewis. Clary hardly expected to meet invisible people who hold mythical weapons...
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01
Dec

From the Director – December 2023

As we enter into December and begin to prepare for the new year, I want to shine light on an upcoming milestone at the Library. In 2024, the Summit Free Public Library celebrates 150 years of serving the community. It’s a significant anniversary that we are commemorating with 150 days of celebration – and we...
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01
Nov

Adult Services Highlight — November 2023

Pulitzer. Booker. National Book Award. Many of you may be familiar with the names of these prominent annual literary awards. But how many of you have heard of the Eisner? The Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards recognize the year’s best new graphic novels and comic books. And no, graphic novels and comics aren’t just for...
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01
Oct

Adult Services Highlight — October 2023

Summit Library’s Volunteer Fair is now in its 5th year! Come join us on Sunday, October 8 from 1:30-4:30 and explore many options for volunteering. Whatever your interests may be, there will likely be an organization that will be thrilled to have you. We began hosting this event back in 2018 as a way to...
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15
Sep

150th Anniversary Logo Art Contest

Design and submit a special logo for the Library’s 150th anniversary in 2024! We will use two winning designs from our Logo Contest to help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, and to showcase the talents of Summit’s finest artists and graphic designers across all age groups. Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, September 6, 2023...
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