Library Adopts Long-Range Plan; Summer Hours Set to Begin June 30

June 28, 2014 at 5:00 AM

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Free Public Library's Board of Trustees has announced the adoption of a long-range plan for 2014 - 2017.  The plan foresees the library taking on the role of a "destination" for all Summit residents.  

A new mission statement concisely states what the library does for its community: "The Summit Free Public Library informs, enriches and inspires the community."  The vision statement broadens the goal of the mission statement to say that the Summit Library, "will be a destination vital to the fabric of the community.  The library will be the focal point for knowledge, entertainment, social gathering and the exchange of ideas."

The trustees have established a timeline for the completion of the many goals that have been set.  The library will continue to provide library materials, programming, reference service and online resources for patrons, and will investigate newer e-book lending models, streaming services, patron education and community outreach. 
Some action items are already in the works or have begun including e-mail notification of reserves, materials due, and overdues.  On-site business services have been enhanced to include a computer  self-printing station from library PCs or patron devices, a patron fax machine, notary services, room reservation software, and improved wireless connectivity.  In the next few months staff will be reviewing new, integrated library systems to upgrade the library's online public access catalog and circulation system.

A copy of the long range plan is available for review in the library, as well as on the library website at

The Summit Free Public Library is located at 75 Maple Street.  Summer library hours begin June 30, and are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The library is closed on Sunday in July and August.  Sunday hours will resume on September 7.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


The Working Man Conned

January 22, 2017

The changing of the guard is now complete, and America has entered an era of uncertainty with dark threats to our existing democratic institutions which were built by strong willed men and women over a period of almost three centuries.

A real testing of our moral courage is before us, and we the people will be challenged every single day like never before in our history. This new era of ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, January 22, 10:00 AM


Camp Riverbend Open House

Arts & Entertainment


Sun, January 22, 1:00 PM

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit

Who's Been Here? at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Community Calendar Education


Sun, January 22, 1:30 PM

The Connection, Summit

Summer Camp Open House

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

Dec. 1, 2016 0233 - Units responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries and an overturned vehicle with possible extrication. Incident located at mm 10 Route 24, West.  Springfield and Millburn FD also on scene.  Summit provided a safety block, and for scene safety and assisted with securing vehicles.  

Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:25 - Units dispatched to a PARK AVE apartment for a ...

Summit Police Blotter

January 9, 2017

12/24 - Nelson Collazo-Moreno, 25, of Summit was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Mr. Moreno was released with a pending court date.

01/01 - At 1323 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Springfield Avenue apartment complex. The maroon colored “Exit” sign had been removed sometime between 1800 hours on 12/31/16 and 1300 hours on 01/01/17. The approximate value of ...

Video: Point View's Dietze Says Beware of Headwinds in 'Market Call' Appearance

January 20, 2017

Point View Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, answers audience questions on BNN's 'Market Call':

Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and achieve their financial ...

Christine Murphy Welcomed as Newest Sales Associate at Lois Schneider Realtor

Lois Schneider Realtor’s top producing sales team welcomes Christine Murphy, our newest sales associate. Christine started with Lois Schneider Realtor in 2013 as a licensed sales assistant to one of the company’s top producing teams. She and her husband have been residents of Summit since 2001 with their three children, all of whom attend or have graduated from Summit Public Schools.

Closed Fund Open Mind

Closed-end funds (CEFs) can play an important role in a diversified investment portfolio. They offer benefits similar to those of an open-end mutual fund, but also sport unique advantages.  

Unlike a traditional open-end mutual fund, CEFs have a fixed number of shares available to trade. Their price is not tied to the value of the underlying portfolio. The only way the number of shares ...

Raising The 'Bar' When Celebrating Life's Milestone Moments

The renovation of the event space at the historic Grand Summit Hotel in Summit was directly aimed at creating a lighter, brighter, more welcoming space that would promote a party atmosphere inherent to the wedding and Bar / Bat Mitzvah and wedding celebration. The results have been embraced by the Hotel's very loyal clientele, as indicated by the strong repeat activity in the large social ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.


I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.


This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.


It is not really ...