As of April 1st the library has completed its transition to The Library Corporation’s (TLC) software for library operations and public access to the catalog. Take a short tour of the public access catalog (PAC) to preview all the great things you can do. Kids are getting a new interface all-their-own as well. An engaging puppy named Scout will encourage kids to explore the treasures of the library. Check out Scout and other features of the kids' catalog.
When the new catalog is launched all PIN numbers will change to the last four digits of your library card number. Once you access your account the first time you will be able to change your PIN number to one of your choosing or set up a friendly login. The new system will allow you to create lists of your favorite titles or things you want to read. If you so choose, you will be able to automatically maintain a list of books/CDs/DVDs that you have checked out on the system. That way when you get home and start reading a book, you won’t realize ten pages in that you already read this book!
The Summit Library and libraries across the country will be celebrating National Library Week during the week of April 12th – 18th. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. On Sunday, April 12th at 2:00 pm the Summit Library will kick off National Library Week with a performance by a duo from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing “Una Festa Musicale Italiana” on violin and viola. On Monday, April 13th “Monday at the Movies” will feature Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine at 12:30 and 6:30 pm. On Tuesday, April 14th,at 7:30 pm, author Laura Zinn Fromm will read from her new book Sweet Survival: Tales of Cooking and Coping. On Thursday, April 16th at 10:30 am, a speaker from the Summit Police Department will provide tips on safety for seniors. And on Friday, April 17th the Brown Bag Book Club will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown at 12:30 pm.
The Youth Services Department will be celebrating as well with several special programs offered in addition to regular events. Come and read to a dog at the Books & Woofs program at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 13th. Make a Dream Box on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 pm and celebrate Hispanic Heritage on Saturday, April 18th with programs offered throughout the day. The programs include Spanish story time, Hispanic crafts and a bilingual puppet show. Pick up the full schedule in the Youth Services Department.
National Library Week is a good time to remind residents of all the services and programs offered by your library. We have audiobooks, e-books, Playaways and of course books. We have ESL classes, a technology meet-up group, wireless printing, lectures, study rooms, databases and more. There are “Unlimited possibilities @ your library” every day, not just during National Library Week.
The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter Sunday.
Check out the library website and Facebook page for information on more programs and services. The website is:
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