Library News

Library News

05
Jan

Winter Prize Packs Available

Are you ready for a winter bonus?  If your family reads any of the stories this winter on the library’s storywalk and/or on our Dial A Story, visit the Ask Us desk in the Children’s Room to enter to win a special winter prize pack! Our current storywalk book is The Wish Tree, by Kyo...
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03
Jan

From the Director — January 2023

Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As the year comes to an end, we begin to find “Top Ten” lists everywhere we look – and for good reason. These lists are simply irresistible! They appeal to our sense of curiosity and community. They are easy to share, insightful, and can spark interesting...
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28
Dec

Storytime Kits

The library now has a collection of Storytime Kits. Each kit is in a clear backpack and contains the following items: Five picture books on a specific theme. A printed list of similar books. A list of online resources related to the theme. The themes for the first five storytime kits are Bugs, Potty Training, Starting School, Dinosaurs, and...
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14
Dec

Storywalk: Poe & Lars

Our current storywalk book is Poe & Lars, by Kashelle Gourley, and illustrated by Skylar Hogan Contact our Dial-A-Story number at 908-277-9480 to listen to the story read by Youth Services Librarian,  Lisa O’Shaughnessy. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is...
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14
Dec

Storytime Questions

Are you interested in bringing your little one to storytime? Then, you have come to the right place. The youth services librarians have created a series of answers to questions that we have received regularly about our storytime programs.   As always, the library’s primary goal is for everyone to have a positive experience at our...
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14
Dec

2023 Chinese New Year Art Show is back!

Children and teens in Grades K-8 are welcome to submit a piece of artwork for the library’s 3rd annual Chinese New Year Art Show. The theme of this year’s art show is Our Community! Each piece of artwork will be hung on the bulletin boards in the Children’s Department, and will be juried by library...
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07
Dec

Highlight: Summit Lions Club and David Murdock Sr.

In 2005, the Summit Lions Club sponsored our large print collection in memory of member David Murdock Jr. Since the main mission of the Lions is to assist those who are visually impaired, the donation was a natural fit. Helen Keller challenged the Lions clubs across the United States to become “Knights of the Blind”...
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01
Dec

From the Director — December 2022

Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, As we head into December, and dive deeper into the holiday season, our checklist of things to do often starts to grow – there are ingredients to get, gifts to grab, and friends to call. There is a place that can give you support, inspiration, and...
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01
Nov

From the Director — November 2022

Dear Summit Free Public Library patrons and community members, The week of October 16-22 was National Friends of Libraries week in the United States and in Summit! And so, as we enter into a season of gratitude and giving thanks, I would like to take a moment to spotlight our Friends of the Library group...
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