Thank you for your interest in supporting the Summit Free Public Library. There are several ways members of the community can lend a hand – getting involved with our Summit Library Foundation, by becoming a member of The Friends of the Library, or by giving a gift donation. Please click below for more information on ways you can lend a hand.
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library is a non-profit organization made up of a growing number of community members and an active Board of Trustees dedicated to supporting the Summit Free Public Library and its programs.
What are the goals of the Friends?
What do the Friends do?
The Friends of the Summit Public Library work to foster interest in the library and to further its service to the community. The Friends provide direct financial assistance to the library by purchasing special or unusual items which do not come under the regular library budget. The Friends also provide various volunteer services, sponsor programs and promote events of special interest.
Why join the Friends?
As a member of the Friends of the Library, you’ll be paid back in a thousand ways every year — with the satisfaction that you are helping to expand the library collection and introducing programs such as lecture series, music programs and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with like-minded people and enjoy the pure satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference to one of our community’s most important institutions.
Feel free to email us with questions, comments, or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you make a book donation to the Library, you may choose to have a dedication made and a bookplate inserted in a library book. What better way to celebrate an event or show someone you care than to dedicate a book on a favorite topic to be placed in the library in their honor? A special acknowledgement card is sent to both the donor and the person or a family member of the person who is being honored.
A few ideas for special days to give a book donation:
Please fill out a book donation form and mail it or bring it to the Library. If you have any questions, please contact our Director, Susan Permahos, 908-277-9455.
The Summit Free Public Library may accept gifts of cash, tangible property, including books, manuscripts, audio-visual materials, works of art, musical scores, jewelry, antiques, and coin, stamp or other collections and intangible property.
When appropriate, the Summit Free Public Library is pleased to accept gifts in honor or in memory of a person or event with the explicit understanding that the Library, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to display, store, sell, or otherwise dispose of all gifts and contributions of tangible property.
The condition, suitability, conformity with selection criteria in the Collection Development Policy, cost of processing or maintaining the contribution, and the availability of space are all factors that may be taken into account prior to the Library’s acceptance of gifts.
Books donated must be in good condition and should fall within the following categories:
The Library Staff cannot legally appraise or assign valuations to any gift, but will provide the donor with a Donation and Acknowledgment Form acknowledging the contribution, if requested.
The Library is not able to accept:
• Books or other materials which are physically in poor condition (e.g., musty, stained, water damaged, broken bindings, torn pages or covers, marked by pens, pencils, crayons or highlighters, broken or missing parts, damaged cover, art etc.…)
• Magazines (including National Geographic)
• Condensed books
Approved by Board of Trustees September 2019