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From the Director - July 2013

What's better than taking a walk after dinner on a lovely summer evening? Imagine wandering into the library and spotting a book, a DVD or a music CD that you would love to take home. But alas, you didn't bring your wallet on your leisurely summer stroll! What can you do? Well, if you scanned your library card barcode onto your smartphone, you can now check out your library materials from your device. What a great way to end your walk with a new book, DVD or CD to enjoy the rest of the evening.

Summertime at the library offers lots of other surprises and special events. Kids and teens can "Dig into Reading" and go "Beneath the Surface" with this summer's fun summer reading programs. Check out all the events on the kids and teen pages of the library website at www.summitlibrary.org . The adults are included in the summer fun as well with six international films being shown each Monday at 2:00 pm and again at 6:45 pm beginning July 8 th through August 12 th . Pick up a flyer or check out the titles on the website.

Have you noticed the beautiful piece of artwork gracing the library lawn at Morris Avenue and Maple Street? The Summit Free Public Library, in partnership with the Summit Public Art Committee, is pleased to announce the installation of a kinetic sculpture entitled "Restless Dots" on the library lawn. The artist, Fielding Brown, has been creating sculptures in wood and multimedia since his retirement as Charles L. MacMillan Professor of Physics at Williams College. The piece will be on display until the fall.

Are you travelling this summer? Carrying books on airplanes these days can add weight to your luggage and that can be an expensive problem. We have a solution. Download your favorite e-book or audio book to your devices for free from the library's eLibraryNJ downloading service. You can start at the library web page or link directly to www.elibrarynj.com . Stop in to the library before your vacation to get assistance or instruction on downloading.

If you do take some Summit Library books or other library materials to the far corners of the globe, take a picture with our materials and share it with us. We will post the pictures on our website and give a prize to the person who takes Summit Library materials the furthest. Happy trails!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library