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From the Director -- September 2016

You already knew that your library card is the smartest card in your wallet but now your Summit library card just got more valuable. Besides giving you access to everything the Library has to offer, your card can help you save money during the month of September. September is Library Card Sign-Up month in many libraries across the country including the Summit Free Public Library. Show your Summit library card at six of your favorite Summit businesses from September 1 – 30 and receive a discount or gift. Participating businesses include The Connection for Women & Families, the Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop, Summit Video Productions, Sweet Nothings, the UPS Store of Summit, and Woodhouse Day Spa. Be on the lookout for the colorful “Show your library card” posters and start saving.

Want to take advantage of these great offers and don’t have a card? Then now’s the time to stop in and apply for your card today. Don’t forget that when September ends and the deals expire, you can still use your library card to access the library’s great collection of books, compact disks, DVDs and more. You can also use it from home to access online databases and check out eBooks, eAudio books and eMagazines. Your library card also entitles you to a $3.00 discount at the Liberty Science Museum in Jersey City. So as you can see, your library card is the smartest card in your wallet.


Thank you, Summit, for your jewelry donations for the Friends of the Library First Donated Jewelry Sale. Your generosity helped to make this event a great success. Special thanks to Ellen Dickson, Shelia Bonnell, Rajiv Kewalramani and Patty Meola. We also need to thank Kristan Pajewski, Manager of Frederic Goodman Jewelers in Summit, who was extraordinarily generous with her time and expertise in valuing the jewelry. A big thank you to all the Friends of the Library volunteers who worked so hard to organize and price the donations as well as to man the sale. These include Linda Fitzpatrick, Arlene Meny, Rosemary Grace, Rikki Owens, Lisa Cornish, Mary Tanaskovic Bitting, Debbie Walter, Elisa Caporale, Lyle Brehm, Marylou Motto, Patricia Black, Caroline Lindabury, Barbara Wallace, John Kilby, Kathy Fox, Alisha Kewalramani, Joan Gelman, Judy Peskin, Loreli Stochaj, Christiane Lefkowitz, Diane Hull and many others who gave of their time. The Friends will continue to collect jewelry throughout the year for future sales so continue to donate your unwanted treasures and spread the word to friends and family.

If you are not already a member of the Friends of the Library and would like to help with future Friends activities, join today. The Friends will hold their next membership meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 PM at the library.

With school starting be sure to stop by the beautiful newly renovated children’s room to get a schedule of activities. Pre-school story times will be starting the week of September 20th and the CATSS after-school program for middle-school students will start on September 8th in the Hickok Room.

In observance of Labor Day weekend, the library will be closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3rd through the 5th. Regular library hours resume on September 6th. The library is open Monday through Thursday – 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and also on Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00 pm starting September 11th.

The drive-up materials return bins located in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Cedar Street are open 24 hours a day. Remember you can check out an eBook or eAudiobook from the library catalog through the website 24/7. The library catalog is available 24 hours a day at www.summitlibrary.org. Bookmark it today!
Susan Permahos, Director

Summit Free Public Library