SUMMIT, NJ — Friends of the Westfield Library was honored as as the "Friends Group of the Year" by the Libraries of Union County Consortium at a dinner Tuesday night. Eva Lesko Natiello, a Westfield resident and author of "The Memory Box," was the featured speaker at the event.

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro was awarded "Business Owner of the Year," recognizing that TAPinto developed a community calendar, free of charge for the City of Summit, called Summit Today. A similar free calendar recently launched for the town of Westfield, Westfield Weekly.

Also honored at the dinner was Roselle Police Lieutenant Joanne Scaturo as "Advocate of the Year; Roselle Board of Trustees as the "Board of Trustees of the Year; Assembywoman Annette Quijano of the Kenilworth Library as the "Elected Official of the Year"; Karla Quinone-Ruggiero of the Garwood Public Library as the "Volunteer of the Year"; Michelle Mitchell of the Hillside Library as the "Staff Member of the Year"; and the Hillside Library Staff as the "LUCCy" winner. "

The Summit Library used the occasion to show off its renovated children's room.