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From the Director -- July 2015

School’s out and summer reading activities are in full swing at the library. This year’s themes are “Every Hero Has a Story” for children through grade 5 and “Unmask” for middle school and high school students. Super heroes & local heroes have the spotlight and will be featured in many of the programs. Special events include visitors from our local heroes the Summit Fire Fighters and Police Officers. Come on over on Tuesday, July 14th at 10:30 am for some stories about fire fighters and maybe you’ll get a chance to take a look at a fire truck. On August 11th at 10:30 am, Summit’s Police Officers will visit for story time with one of their emergency trucks.

For the second year in a row, the Youth Services Department is the recipient of a grant from Google and Make magazine for supplies for Teen Tech Thursdays. These supplies will be used along with equipment purchased with funds from the Summit Area Public Foundation for some awesome technology projects for kids in grades 6 – 12. Check the website at www.summitlibrary.org or pick up a flyer for dates and times.
Thanks to a grant from the Manley Winser Foundation, the Summit Library is sponsoring the second annual Shakespeare on the Green production on Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 pm. Join us on the Village Green for an exciting production of Romeo & Juliet by the Next Stage Ensemble of the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Bring a picnic dinner or pick something up from a vendor truck. Hope to see you on the green.
 Summertime is a good time to brush up on your skills. We can help you. The library is offering three MS Word 2013 classes in July & August. The first class on Wednesday, July 22nd at 9:30 am will teach beginner level tasks such as entering text, saving documents, selecting fonts and aligning paragraphs. The intermediate class on Wednesday, July 29th at 9:30 am will focus on formatting, inserting headers and footers, creating tables and more. The advanced level class on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30 am will offer instruction on using templates, creating a table of contents, previewing and printing documents, and mail merge. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for each of these classes and is strictly limited to 12 participants in each class. Call or stop by the reference desk to register, 908-273-0350 option 3.
 Do you need to brush up on other computer skills such as setting up an e-mail account or downloading pictures? The library will offer 30 minute one-on-one tutoring sessions on Saturdays from 2:00 – 4:00 pm beginning July 11th. This service is offered STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT. Contact the reference desk at the above number to get your appointment today.
 No time to come to a class? We have another solution for you. Try out Lynda.com, our newest online video instruction resource. With an active Summit Library card you have access to thousands of high quality videos taught by top-notch instructors to learn technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more. More information on this great program is available below. This program is made possible, in part, by a donation from the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library. If you haven’t joined the Friends or updated your membership, do so now to help us offer more exciting resources.
Summer hours have begun so the library will be closed on Sunday until September 13th. All other hours remain the same. Monday through Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Check out the library website and Facebook page for information on more programs and services. The website is www.summitlibrary.org.  Have a great summer and be sure to share some of it with us.
Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library