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From the Director - February 2015

Milk, bread, shovel, rock salt, movies, books. What do all of these things have in common?

These are the items to pick up before the next predicted “snowmageddon”. Fortunately January’s predicted “historic” storm didn’t quite materialize but Summit residents visited the library in droves on Sunday and Monday, January 25th and 26th to stock up for the expected long hibernation. During the total of ten hours the library was open on those two days almost 700 DVDs/BluRays and over 1,400 books and other types of library materials were checked out! That’s great! That’s just why we’re here. If you weren’t one of the patrons stocking up before the storm, be sure to add the library to your to-do list before the next predicted “snowpocalypse”.

We’re happy to announce that the Technology Meet-up group is resuming starting Wednesday, February 11th at 7:?? p.m. Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something or share something. Our partner is Pluralsight, an online technology learning resource. The Summit Library meetup group will gather every other week to watch, discuss, and learn from Pluralsight's vast library of training. Every month or so the group will tackle a new course, and regular participants will vote on future courses. The first topic the group will tackle starting February 11th is WPF and XAML Fundamentals. Join our group at http://www.meetup.com/Summit-Public-Librarys-Web-Developer-Study-Group/ or just come to the meeting on February 11th.
The Summit Library is not forgetting about those of you who are just starting out learning how to use a computer. Beginning Friday, February 20th the library will be offering 30 minute one-on-one training to help computer novices to set up an e-mail account, search the Internet, prepare a Word document, fill out an online job application and more. Bring your own laptop computer or use a library computer. You tell our volunteer what you want to learn. Our volunteer tutor will be available by appointment from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon each Friday. Call the reference desk at 908-273-0350 option 3 to make your appointment.
Tax season is here and the IRS is changing the way things are done. In the past public libraries were primary sources for tax forms of all varieties. Bowing to the reality that many taxpayers now do their taxes online, the IRS is only sending a limited number of forms to libraries. The Summit Library is currently awaiting shipment of limited quantities of forms1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ. The IRS is only shipping forms, no instructions. The reference desk staff can still assist you if you wish to print forms from the IRS site.
Our winter/spring Sunday afternoon concert series starts on Sunday, February 8th at 2:00 pm. with concert violinist David Podles taking us on a musical tour around the world. March 1st will feature a return performance by harpist Aideen O’Donnell and a New Jersey Symphony Orchestra duo will perform on April 12th. Mark your calendar for these exciting programs.

Library hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Hope to see you soon!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library