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From the Director - August 2013

Hot enough for you? How many times have you heard that this summer? Well, it's plenty cool in the library. That is cool because of the air conditioning but also cool because of all the wonderful things going on.

The newly formed Friends of the Summit Free Public Library held its first meeting in June. A small group of dedicated volunteers stepped forward to be part of the organizing committee that is completing all the paperwork required for the group to become incorporated and tax exempt. That process is moving along and a membership drive will hopefully start in the fall. Keep your eyes out for announcements.

Did you have your name in the Independent Press a few years ago? Was your child's picture featured at one point? Now you will be able to access the digitized files of the Independent Press going back as far as 2006. The library is now subscribing to the Independent Press and Star Ledger online. The Star Ledger will be available back to 1989. Check it out on our website by clicking on online resources, then databases, then newspapers and magazines and select NewsBank.

Something really cool that occurred this summer is the annual story telling workshop for kids in grades 3 through 6. Seventeen children completed the workshop and were filmed telling their stories on Hometowne TV. Watch for these fledgling storytellers on Hometowne TV in the month of August. They are stars in the making!

The library expanded hours on Thursday evenings starting in July. We now offer four evenings of service until 9:00 pm. Sunday hours will be restored beginning September 8th . Watch for the grand re-opening celebration set for that day with programs for adults and children. Sunday hours will be 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

And don't forget your library is available 24 hours a day at www.summitlibrary.org

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library