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From the Director - August 2016

There is still time to donate your unwanted jewelry to the Summit Friends of the Library for the First Annual Donated Jewelry Sale. Please bring in your unwanted men’s and women’s jewelry, including watches, rings, bracelets, necklaces and even broken pieces and single earrings. If you are already a member of the Friends of the Library, you will be invited to the preview sale on Thursday, August 25th. If you are not already a member, join today so that you can attend the preview sale. The sale will be open to the general public on Friday, August 26th from 12:00 – 5:00 pm and on Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We are pleased to announce that Summit Library cardholders now have access to Rosetta Stone, an easy-to-use language program, through the library’s web page. 

 A new cast of fledgling story tellers participated in the annual story telling workshops in the Youth Services Department in July. The children learned how to tell a story in the oral tradition. These new star story tellers will display their talents on Hometowne TV in the coming weeks. Check with Hometowne TV for the schedule of when the program will be aired or find a link on the library web page.

If you missed the wonderful presentation on the Battleship New Jersey on July 20th, you will soon be able to view it on Hometowne TV. Check the Hometowne TV website athttp://www.hometownetv.org/ or catch it when it airs on Comcast TV 36 / Verizon TV 33. After viewing the program check out the library’s museum pass program and visit the Battleship New Jersey for free! We also offer museum passes to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Grounds for Sculpture, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the Morris Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Visual Arts Center of NJ right here in Summit. Reservations are necessary and may be made through the library website athttp://www.summitlibrary.org/our-services/museum-passes. These passes are provided by the Friends of the Summit Library and are made possible by your membership dues and through fundraisers like the jewelry sale, magazine sale and other efforts.

Parents! If your kids haven’t started reading the required summer reading titles, there is still time to get it done. The Youth Services Department makes it easy to find your required reading titles. A list is available and books are organized by grade and class. Can’t find the one you wanted to read? Check the library catalog for an eBook and download to your device.

Music lovers, make note! The Sunday Afternoon Concert schedule for the fall has been set. Maggie Worsdale will return on October 23rd with the “Songs and Letters of World War II”. On November 6th the Milltown Sound Chorus, a Sweet Adeline a capella group, will appear and the season will end with an encore performance by the Radiance Chamber Ensemble on December 11th. All Sunday afternoon concerts are held in the rotunda on the main floor at 2:00 pm.

Be sure to stop by at the library booth on the Village Green on National Night Out, Tuesday, August 2nd to find out all the latest library offerings.  Summer library hours continue until September 6th. The library is open Monday through Thursday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The library will be closed on Sunday until September 11th. In observance of Labor Day weekend, the library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3rd through the 5th.


The drive-up materials return bins located in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Cedar Street are open 24 hours a day. Remember you can check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library catalog through the website 24/7. The library catalog isavailable 24 hours a day at www.summitlibrary.org. Bookmark it today!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library