Library News

Library News

29
Jun

Celebrating Independence Day!

We all know that Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th.  But one of the signers, John Adams, didn’t consider it to be accurate. Here is why. On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion...
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15
Jun

Celebrating Juneteenth!

Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day – is a holiday commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The day’s name is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth” in honor of June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people...
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13
Jun

Happy Father’s Day!

In 1909, a woman named Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, thought that holiday similar to a Mother’s Day should be set aside to honor fathers. Her own father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, raised six children as a single parent. In 1910 she started a campaign outlining the idea for an...
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09
Jun

Summit High School yearbooks and historical newspapers ARE available!

UPDATE: They are now available! Our digitized Summit High School yearbooks and historical newspapers will be unavailable for the next 1-2 business days while the company that provides access moves to a new Internet Service Provider. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will update this post when access returns. Thank you for...
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04
Jun

Celebrate Pride Month!

LGBTQAI+ Pride Month, also known as Gay Pride, is held in June in the United States and all over the world. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. Enjoy books and movies telling the...
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04
Jun

Enjoy Audiobooks

A short History of the Audiobook It all started in 1932 with the books on vinyl records. The cassette tapes came next in the 1960s and compact discs in the 1980s. Compact discs are still popular but playaways have their fans too. However all the rage now are the e-audiobooks that you can download on...
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01
Jun

Highlight: Bob and Lois Hageman

Each month, we will highlight the different namesakes of the rooms within the library. These individuals have contributed greatly to make our institution what it is today, and we are deeply grateful for their commitment. Robert “Bob” and Lois Hageman moved with their son to Summit in 1980. Bob was a securities analyst on Wall...
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19
May

Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading 2022

The 2022 Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 11! Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’, and there will be a series of sea-themed events and other programs. Many of these events will be held outdoors, some on the Library’s front...
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17
May

It’s Nebula Awards Time

The Nebula Awards are one of the best known and most prestigious science fiction and fantasy awards. They annually recognize the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States. The awards are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), a nonprofit association of professional science fiction and fantasy writers. The first Nebula Awards were...
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