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From the Director -- June 2015

The Summit Free Public Library Foundation held a successful fundraiser in May to raise money to replace furnishings and décor in the Children’s Room. The Foundation hopes to provide funding to make the Children’s Room a bright, colorful, child-friendly space. The Foundation will continue to accept donations to assist in the project. Please consider a donation today.

Are you an entrepreneur? Don’t just sit at a desk working on your own idea all day. Interact with entrepreneurial-focused subject matter experts and other entrepreneurs to experience the exciting New Jersey entrepreneur community. There is more entrepreneurship going on in New Jersey than you realize! Co-sponsored with Launch NJ, a local nonprofit group whose mission it is to help entrepreneurs, the fair is coming up soon on Friday, June 5th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call to reserve your seat at 908-273-0350, option 3.
The final concert of the spring is scheduled for Sunday, June 14th at 2:00 pm and will feature the Radiance Chamber Ensemble. This performance will feature music by Haydn, Borodin, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
Thinking about college? Need some help getting there? The library and the Summit Area YMCA are working together this summer to offer free SAT prep classes to qualified students. The course, Let’s Get Ready, meets for nine weeks and will be led by college student coaches who work in small groups of five students per coach. The course provides free SAT prep, college application assistance and financial aid overview. The program will be held at the Summit Library on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 pm beginning June 18th. Participants must also attend two mandatory practice tests on June 20th and August 1st. Application acceptance is prioritized by those students who are seniors in the fall of 2015, qualify for free/reduced lunch and/or are first generation college bound and then those students who would not otherwise be able to afford SAT prep and college application assistance. For more information or to register go towww.LetsGetReady.org/Programs/Summit.
School will be ending this month. That can only mean one thing! Summer reading! Check out the flyers in the Youth Services Department for a schedule of many special events for children of all ages. This year’s theme focuses on heroes and superheroes. Our local heroes, the Summit Fire Fighters and Police Officers will each make visits to the library and may bring along some of their special trucks. Spiderman will be presenting story time for preschoolers on June 30th. There will also be mini maker and teen tech fests for pre-teens and teens featuring the library’s new 3-D printer, Lego robots and more. Check for dates on the website or pick up a flyer in the library. Be sure to sign up and keep a log of your reading this summer.
Check out the library website and Facebook page for information on more programs and services. The website iswww.summitlibrary.org. 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. Sunday hours will end for the summer beginning in July. Hope to see you soon!

Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library