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From the Director -- February 2018

The recent MLK Jr. Day of Service brought out many in Summit to perform acts of kindness to others. However, community service is not a one day endeavor; many in Summit are in need of assistance every day.

The Library is hosting its first Volunteer Fair on Saturday, March 10 from 1:00—4:00 PM. Various Summit-based organizations will be available to provide information on their good works. Attendees will be able to “shop” the organizations to find the right fit for their interest and skills. Organization representatives will be on-hand to answer questions and sign-up potential volunteers.

Do you like to work with children? Consider volunteering at The Connection or the YMCA. With seniors? SAGE might be the right fit. Do you like working with plants? The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is the place to utilize your skills. Other participating organizations include Home for Good Dog Rescue, Friends of the Summit Library, Overlook Hospital Elder Life Department, American Red Cross, the Rotary Club of Summit-New Providence, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit First Aid, Bridges, Summit Helping Its People (SHIP), St. Hubert’s Animal Rescue, The Summit Playhouse, Summit College Club (AAUW), and Family Promise.

Adult, senior and teen volunteers are welcome. No registration is necessary. As you plan for the year ahead, remember, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Susan Permahos, Director

Summit Free Public Library