The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library will hold their first semi-annual membership meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 7:30 pm at the library. The group will select officers and begin making plans for activities in 2014. If you have already joined the Friends, please be there to help this vital group of volunteers get off to a good start. If you haven't joined, come, join-up and become an active member.
We hope you have been able to join us for our first two Sunday afternoon concerts at the library that we held in September and October. Two more are on the way with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players performing on November 10th and the Traveling Stage Company presenting Ethel Merman on December 15th. All Sunday afternoon concerts start at 2:00 pm. We are also proud to announce that we have received a small grant from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs to continue to offer more concerts in 2014. Watch for announcements of upcoming programs.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it marks the beginning of the holiday season. At this time of year we often think about those who are not as fortunate as we may be. In these difficult economic times, many people in New Jersey have been left behind; low income families; struggling single parents; the elderly on a fixed income; or the unemployed. Help us to put a check on hunger this season by making a donation of non-perishable items at the library. Groceries most urgently needed are canned meat and fish; canned soups and stews; peanut butter (in plastic jars); boxed pasta and rice; powdered milk; infant formula; canned vegetables and fruits. There will be a box available at the library from November 25th through December 16th. All items will be donated to local food pantries.
Next time you're coming to the library, leave your car at home and jump on your bike. For your convenience the library has installed a brand new bicycle rack on the Maple Street side of the building. Save gas, save money and get some exercise and bike on over.
This is a good time of year for us all to be thankful for what we have and how fortunate we are here in Summit. The Board of Trustees and the staff of the Summit Free Public Library want to thank all of our patrons for visiting us throughout the year and for continuing to support the library. We wish you and your families a bountiful Thanksgiving.
Susan Permahos, Director
Summit Free Public Library