Friends of the  Summit

Free Public Library



The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library is a vibrant, diversified, grass-roots organization of local residents who take an active approach to supporting and enhancing the role of the library in our community. Join us today  and help to fund new programs, new purchases, and new community outreach projects that benefit all residents of Summit! We are a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and donation dollars are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


 FOL Donated Jewelry Sale update

  • The Donated Jewelry Sale is the Friends' primary fundraiser. Pre-pandemic, these 2-day sales took place twice a year at the library. Since the pandemic restrictions have prevented in-person sales, we've been offering a selection of our best pieces via Facebook photo albums. Please check them out at the Friends' Facebook page at this link:  
    then click on Photos and Albums to see the sales.

    We also sell hand-crafted, beaded mask holder chains on Facebook and in the Sales tab of this website.

  • Our sales showcase every type of jewelry imaginable, from fine "estate" jewelry to collectible vintage pieces by well-known designers, to beautiful or fun (or sometimes downright wacky) costume jewelry! The boutique area features real gold and silver pieces, precious and semi-precious stones, and pearls. While prices reflect market conditions for precious metals, these pieces are still great bargains!
    Prices in the costume jewelry area start at just $1.  

  • We wish to express our gratitude to all the volunteers who work so hard to make the Friends' jewelry sale the success that it is. We thank our shoppers for their enthusiastic patronage. We especially need to thank the volunteers who have adapted to new methods so that we could keep the Donated Jewelry Sale alive online during the pandemic. And last but certainly not least, we thank everyone who donates jewelry. There would be no sales without your generosity!

  • Speaking of donating jewelry, do you have jewelry you never wear? We're committed to holding sales regularly, so we accept jewelry donations year 'round. De-clutter your jewelry box, then email us at We'll arrange to pick up your donation to be included in a future sale.
    We take just about everything-- women's and men's items, fine estate pieces or costume, modern or vintage, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches (both working AND non-working), tie clips, tie tacks, even broken pieces and single earrings-- we'll take it all!  And we'll pick up your donations from locations in Summit and surrounding towns.

  • When the pandemic is behind us, we'd love to have you help at our sales-- no special invitation or prior experience necessary! You can assist with the pre-sale prep when we sort, tag and price new donations. Or help with set-up, selling and dismantling the sale; even with publicity, which can mostly be done from home via the internet. Wherever you see yourself, we'd love to have you! Just become a member of the Friends and use the Contact Us page to let us know you'd like to participate!