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Summit, NJ 07901


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From the Director -- December 2015

In this holiday season the library will be collecting food and books for needy families in our communities. In cooperation with the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank. Groceries most urgently needed are canned meat and fish; canned soups and stews; peanut butter (in plastic jars); boxed pasta and rice; powdered milk; infant formula; canned vegetables and fruits.

Feed the stomach. Feed the mind. Make a difference in a needy child’s life; donate a book during this holiday season. “Books for Kids” is a statewide program in libraries across the New Jersey. This program is undertaken with the hope that all children will be able to experience the joy of reading books of their very own. Each year, with the help of over 200 libraries, thousands of books are distributed to children across the state. Please bring a NEW unwrapped book appropriate for children and young adults and drop it in the marked box near the library entrance.

The Summit Library will mark Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with a special concert on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 pm, presented by cabaret singer Maggie Worsdale.

Two special program coming up next week. On Wednesday, December 9, Jon Plaut will give another of his insightful literary talks. On Thursday, December 10, Neil Berger presents an information-packed workshop on Social Security. See details below.

Mark your calendar: the fall general membership meeting of the Friends of the Summit Library (FOL) will be on Tuesday, December 8, at 7:30 pm. The FOL will be collecting donations in support of the library’s "Books for Kids" program at this meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by a holiday party. Remember the FOL rely on your membership. to purchase museum passes, sponsor programs in the library and pay for supplies for the Makerspace programs. It’s easy 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. Holiday hours are as follows:

Thursday, December 24
Early closing at 1:00 pm

Friday & Saturday, December 25th & 26th

Sunday, December 27th
Open 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Thursday, December 31
Early closing at 1:00 pm

Friday, January 1st

Library open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday, January 2nd and 3rd.

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 at www.summitlibrary.org. Remember you can check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library catalog through the website 24/7.

The staff and Board of Trustees of the Summit Free Public Library wish you a wonderful holiday season.

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library