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Summit, NJ 07901


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From the Director -- November 2016

Summit businesses, the library is your go-to place for information and education! We want your business to be successful and we have the tools to help you. We have a number of online business resources available through our website including the Business Resource Center that provides videos and full-text documents on industry information, business basics, start-up kits and more. We also offer Business Insights: Essentials that includes company profiles and histories, brand information, rankings and investment reports.

One of the most useful databases for businesses is Reference USA, the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. The Summit Library has joined together with other libraries in Union County to offer a unique opportunity to business people from throughout the county on Tuesday, December 6th from 8:00 – 9:30 am at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford. A representative from ReferenceUSA will offer a Training and Networking event that will teach businesses how to use the database to locate companies nationwide, research business executives, view historical market trends, track down addresses and phone numbers and discover business-related news articles for research. Breakfast will be served. Registration is required. Call 908-233-0115 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. to register for this FREE workshop, then use your knowledge to access all the information you need through the Summit Library website.

If you haven’t started your business yet, the Summit Library can help you learn about developing a business plan, registering your business, report business income and meet employer responsibilities in a free business seminar entitled “Starting & Managing a Small Business in New Jersey” on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 am. And there’s more! The library is also sponsoring a hands-on presentation entitled “There’s an App for That! Useful apps for your personal and business life” on Wednesday, November 9th at 7:00 pm. Registration is required for both these workshops. Please call 908-273-0350, extension 3 to register.

When sitting in traffic waiting to enter the Holland or Lincoln Tunnels, have you ever wondered how these two engineering marvels were accomplished? What was the politics involved? Who were people who worked on the project? How have they impacted the lives of those who pass through them? Rutgers University Professor Angus Kress Gillespie will provide an in-depth view of these key links to NYC in his presentation on Sunday, November 20th at 2:00 pm. Next time, don’t just drive through. Regale your passengers with the story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will remain closed on Thursday, November 24th. The library will be open regular hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to stock up DVDs and BluRays at the library to entertain your holiday guests over the long weekend.

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