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From the Director -- October 2016

School is back in session, vacations are completed and the leaves are falling. School and work assignments are looming and this might be a good time to remind you about how the library might help get those assignments done, even from home. Prepare your document at home or school and send it to the library’s PrinterOn program. PrinterOn makes our printers accessible without having to connect to our network or install printer drivers. Submit documents or photos for printing from any smartphone, tablet or laptop. Come to the library within 24 hours to release and pick up your document with your email address. Need to scan a document? Easy. Bring it in to use our free scanner. Easily scan, then e-mail or save your document to a flash drive. Need to fax your document? We can help with that too with our self-service fax machine available for a fee. Do you need a quiet room to study or have a small meeting with 2 – 4 people? Then you should make a reservation to use one of our quiet study rooms. It’s easy to do with our Dibs! reservation system available at http://summitlibrary.evanced.info/dibs. More information about these and many other services available at your library can be found on the web page at www.summitlibrary.org.

When all that work and studying is complete, fall is a perfect time to take in a museum. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Summit Library, we offer FREE museum passes to the Grounds for Sculpture, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, the Morris Museum, the Battleship New Jersey, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Visual Arts Center of NJ and the Princeton University Art Museum. Some of these are very popular so plan well in advance and use our convenient online reservation system to reserve your favorite pass today here.

Museum passes are among just one of the services and events made possible by the Friends of the Summit Library. The Friends first jewelry sale was held in August and was a great success but they still have merchandise available. Mark your calendar for December 3rd and 4th for the next jewelry sale and continue to bring in your bling to be sold at the next sale. The Friends are also sponsoring another DVD Conversion event on Saturday, October 15th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Have your photos, slides, 8mm and 16mm film or VHS tapes converted to DVD format for viewing on current technology and preservation of your treasured memories. These items make great gifts for the holidays, anniversaries and other special events! The materials will be scanned and digitized and returned to you in about a month. 20% of all revenue will be donated to the Friends of the Library.

The 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor will be marked on December 7th, 2016. We are looking back to the days of World War II with our first music program of the fall season on Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 pm. Singer Maggie Worsdale and the Travelling Literary Theater will share personal letters, quotes and accounts of the war. Maggie, will perform a number of songs that best represent the feeling and mood of the era. Musical selections will include “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, “Taking a Chance on Love” and “I’ll be seeing you.”

In observance of Columbus Day, the library will be closed on Monday, October 10th. 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.

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 is available 24 hours a day at www.summitlibrary.org. Bookmark it today!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library