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Summit, NJ 07901


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From the Director -- November 2015

The Summit Library is pleased to announce the newest addition to our business services. A scanner has been added in our public computer area. You may now scan documents and save them to a flash drive or e-mail them to yourself. Scanning services are free. This is just the newest addition to our business services that now include a public fax machine, a color copier, printing from Wi-Fi, and onsite notaries. Our study rooms also provide the perfect space for a small business meeting or a quiet place to work. You may book a study room through the DIBS! link on the library web page at www.summitlibrary.org.

Small business owners will be the focus on Thursday, November 19th at 6:45 PM when SCORE presents a lecture entitled “Business Law for the Small Business Owner.” The seminar will help business owners understand day to day business issues and assist them in deciding when it is appropriate to seek the services of a legal professional.

The library is also offering three important programs in November. The Diabetes Center of Overlook Medical Center will present “Diabetes and Me” on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 AM, and on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:45 PM Neil Berger will present the “A, B, D’s of Medicare: The Basics for Boomers.” Mr. Berger, back by popular demand, makes this often indecipherable topic not only interesting but fun!

Attention parents of children between the ages of 4–12! Certified parent educator Lisa Sciullo will provide tools to help gain cooperation from your children in her lecture entitled “Why Don’t My Kids Listen to Me?” This encore presentation is being offered on Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30PM.

Mark your calendar for our spectacular Sunday afternoon music programs. November 15th will feature 13-year old phenom Florian Schantz and his Jazz Combo performing music from the “hot jazz era” of the early 20th century. Maggie Worsdale will perform a tribute to old blue-eyes with her show “Sinatra: The Songs, The Stories” on December 6th. All Sunday performances are held in the rotunda on the main floor of the library at 2:00 PM.

Bring a book! Take a book! Be on the lookout for the Friends of the Library’s (FOL) first book swap fundraiser taking place on Saturday, November 21st from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. For a small fee of $5.00 bring and take as many as 10 books. Bring your lightly used fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, and children's books, but nothing musty, dirty, torn, or in poor condition, and no encyclopedias, periodicals, or textbooks. Children’s books are especially wanted. Remember the Friends of the Library uses funds raised to purchase museum passes, sponsor programs in the library and pay for supplies for the Makerspace programs. You can also help the Friends with your annual membership fee. It’s even easier to join the Friends now using your credit card on the FOL’s own website: www.sfplfriends.org.

Fall hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th and will remain closed on Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving. The drive-up materials return bins located in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Cedar Street are open 24 hours a day. The library website and catalog are also available 24 hours a day atwww.summitlibrary.org. Remember you can check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library catalog through the website 24/7. Happy Thanksgiving!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library