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From the Director - June 2014

The last month has brought many changes to the library. The old reference desk is gone,  the reference staff has moved to a new centrally located desk opposite the circulation desk and a seating area has been created in the area where the old reference desk was previously located. The reference staff  has moved to the new location to be more accessible and approachable to library patrons.

The staff is there to help you with anything from in-depth reference questions to reader’s advisory. Our librarians look forward to assisting you with all your informational needs.

Changes have also been occurring in the Young Adult area. The area has been opened up and new tables and chairs have been purchased to provide comfortable seating areas for middle and high school students. Soon new carpeting will be installed in a large chess board pattern. Watch for exciting chess competitions this summer with extra- large chess pieces for extra-large fun.

School is ending soon but that doesn’t mean that reading should stop. Reading during the summer is fun, plus teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. The Summit Library encourages reading during the summer because reading has been proven to help curb summer "learning loss" so that children and teens can return to school in the fall ready to pick up where they left off academically. The summer reading kick-off is coming soon and this summer’s activities will surely “Fizz! & Boom!” Be sure to sign up and Read!

For students heading off to camp, or even those staying at home, the Summit Library has multiple copies of all the summer reading required titles. Be sure to come in early to get your first choice for a good summer read. Remember too that some of the titles are also available as eBooks or eAudio through the library’s free eLibraryNJ service athttp://www.summitlibrary.org/elibrary/ebooks.

Summer hours will begin July 1st with Sunday hours ceasing until September. All other hours remain the same – Monday through Thursday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.         

Please be sure to share your e-mail address with us on your next visit to the library so that you may receive holds, courtesy and overdue notices more efficiently via e-mail. Looking forward to seeing you at the library!
Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library