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From the Director -- December 2016

In this holiday season the library will be collecting food and books for needy families in our community. In cooperation with the Libraries of Union County Consortium (LUCC) we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items through December 16thto benefit SHIP, Summit Helping Its People. 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 Ask Us Desk in the Children's Room. Books will be distributed to children in Grades K-5 at Cedarbrook Elementary School in Plainfield NJ. We are taking donations through December 10th.

Start your holiday shopping at the Friends of the Library Jewelry Sale on Saturday, December 3rd from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm and Sunday, December 5th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. If you are a member of the Friends of the Library, you can shop early from 10:00 am – 12:00 pmon Saturday. Not a member? Join today. It’s easy to join the Friends now using your credit card on the FOL’s own website: www.sfplfriends.org.

The library will be closed beginning Saturday, December 24th through Monday, January 2nd for carpeting. When the library re-opens on Tuesday, January 3rd at 9:00 am, come in to check out our beautiful new space. Check out your favorite books, DVDs and CDs to get you through the holidays. The drive-up materials return bins located in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Cedar Street will be open 24 hours a day, as always, during the period the library is closed. Remember you can check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library catalog through the website 24/7. The library website and catalog are also available 24 hours a day at www.summitlibrary.org.

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