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From the Director - January 2014

Did you receive a Nook, Kindle or other electronic device as a holiday gift this year? The Summit Library is your source for free electronic materials. The reference staff can help you get started if you need some guidance. Come on over to the library to find out how to download eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your device for free. If you're already a pro, visit our website at www.summitlibrary.org and click on the "eBooks and more" tab to find links to eLibraryNJ, OneClick Digital and Zinio for magazines.

The library has ebooks for kids too. Check out TumbleBooks and TumbleBook Cloud on the teens and kids tabs on the website for great interactive books for children and teens.

Remember: "our ebooks are free books" at the Summit Library.

If you haven't responded to the library's community survey, there is still time to do so. The Summit Free Public Library wants to hear from YOU! We want to hear from people who use the library, why they use it and what we can do to improve our service. We also want to hear from people who don't come to the library. Why not? What can we do to serve your needs? Let us know. You may access the survey through our web page at www.summitlibrary.org or access it directly at http://www.surveymoz.com/s/summitlibrary. Don't like online surveys? That's okay. Stop in at the library and fill out a paper form and we'll take care of the input.

Wintertime is a great time to check out the events at the library. Movies are shown every Monday at 12:30 and 6:30 pm in the Hickok Meeting Room. The January and February films will include some of the hottest films and some Oscar winners from the past two years. Film buffs will also enjoy the monthly independent film offered one Friday of each month at 12:30 pm. Check our website for information on upcoming films. The monthly Brown Bag Book Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 12:30 pm. On January 17, the group will be discussing The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma.

Two special live performances will also be offered in January. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Traveling Stage Company will present "Let Freedom Ring!: The Coretta Scott King Story" on Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 pm. Singer Carmen Artis will bring Mrs. King's story to life through song and narrative.

Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland will also be brought to life on Sunday, January 26th at 2:00 pm when Francine Evans and Joel Zelnick present "Frank and Judy: A Musical Romance." The performance will be presented in the beautiful rotunda in the adult section of the library. This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.

The Youth Services Department will be busy as well with a full schedule of story times being offered six times each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning January 7th through February 28th. Check the schedule to pick the right day for your child and join Mrs. Wheeless for songs and stories to pass away the cold days of winter.

Remember if the snow and cold weather keep you at home, you can still access the library catalog to renew your library materials, place a hold or check our catalog. The book return boxes in the municipal parking lot adjacent to the library are also open 24 hours a day. You may also access many of our databases and check out electronic materials from our website at www.summitlibrary.org without leaving the warmth of your home.

Winter is no reason not to visit the library whether you do come in or visit us electronically. The Summit Library is here for you!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library