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From the Director - October 2013

Once again we have lots of new things to report. We have two new digital subscriptions that will enhance your access to free digital formats. The first is Zinio, an online magazine service available through the library website. The e-magazines can be read on your computer and/or downloaded on a variety of mobile devices with internet capability for on-line and off-line viewing. There are also special apps for Android, Blackberry Playbook, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Kindle Fire. Once you have signed into Zinio for Libraries with your library card and created an account, you will be able to access one of the sixteen magazines to which the library is now subscribing. These popular titles can be read page-by-page just as if you were holding the magazine in your hand. Download as many FREE magazines as you want, read them on as many devices as you want and keep them as long as you want!

The second new service that we are excited to announce is One Click Digital, a collection of downloadable audiobooks from Recorded Books. One Click Digital allows patrons to download a wide variety of titles from your home computer. Most of the titles are available for immediate download, which means no waiting or hold lists. One Click Digital Audiobooks can be played on any computer, laptop, or a wide range of portable devices. This service supplements eLibraryNJ, our existing electronic and audio book downloading service.

Check out all the new programs including the weekly Mondays at the Movies, the monthly Friday Film, lectures and music too. Join us on Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 pm for the second Sunday Afternoon Concert as we feature Rhonda Denet and the Silver Fox Trio performing Mostly Motown. You haven't heard Motown until you hear Rhonda belt out your favorite from the past.

The Summer Reading Program for kids was a great success with almost 1,500 kids and teens reading almost 1,300 books. The fabulous staff of the Youth Services Department offered 58 programs that were attended by almost 1,200 kids and adults. Not ones to rest on their laurels, Ann-Marie Aymer, Jeslyn Wheeless and Kimberly Pallant are busy planning the fall season of activities for kids and filling the shelves with lots of new books and other materials. There are six story times a week, one that is sure to meet your needs.

If you haven't already done so, join the Friends of the Summit Library soon. You will have several opportunities to meet some of the founding members in the coming weeks. The "Friends" will have a table at the Craft and Street Fair on Sunday, October 6th and will also be at the Farmers' Market on October 13th and 27th and at the Rhonda Denet concert in the library on October 20th. If you can't see them at these events, membership applications are available in the library or on the website at http://www.summitlibrary.org/fol.