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From the Director - June 2016

Watch in the next few weeks as the final touches are put on our bright, open new children’s room. Please join us for the official grand opening on Saturday, June 18th at 1:00 pm. This beautiful new space has been made possible by the City of Summit Common Council, the Summit Free Public Library Foundation and donations from many Summit residents. Contributions are still welcome and will help us complete this wonderful project. You may donate by mailing a check made out to the Summit Free Public Library Foundation to 75 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901, by dropping off a check at the library or online using a credit/debit card at www.summitlibrary.org/about-the-library/support-the-library/summit-library-foundation.

The Youth Services Department will be kicking off the big summer reading program immediately after the grand opening celebration at 2:00 pm on June 18th. Mrs. Wheeless, with the assistance of some of Summit’s talented children, will be presenting a play entitledFriends.com(edy). Stick around for this fun program and then be sure to sign up for the summer reading incentive program On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

This year, summer reading is not just for kids! We’re letting the adults in on the fun too. Check out how to participate for prizes like the kids.

Be sure to join the Friends of the Summit Library for a business meeting on Tuesday, June 14th at 7:00 pm immediately followed by a presentation by Star Ledger columnist and author Mark Di Ionno at 7:30 pm. Di Ionno is a four-time winner of the New Jersey Press Association Award for column writing, a Pulitzer-prize finalist, and New Jersey native. HomeTowne TV's John Serruto will lead a discussion with Di Ionno on a wide range of topics, from local Revolutionary War history to the current state of politics and media. The program is free and open to all. If you are not currently a member of the Friends of the Library, please consider joining. Your membership helps the Friends support programs like this as well as the very popular museum pass program, selected children’s events and more.The Friends will be sponsoring another digital conversion drop-off as a fundraiser. See the article below for details. Remember, everyone needs friends, even libraries.

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 13th at 7:00 pm for the Summit Library’s third annual Shakespeare on the Green performance. This year the Hudson Shakespeare Company will be performingEdward III. Watch for more information next month.

Regular library 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.

Summer library hours will begin on July 1st. 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.

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library