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  • New Partnership Will Provide Library Cards For Kindergarteners

    A partnership between C.H. Booth Library and Newtown Public Schools will offer library cards for all kindergarteners entering the district next school year.

    “I’m really pleased with the partnership and the willingness from the Booth Library pertaining to Newtown Public Schools, particularly with the early childhood initiative,” said Superintendent of Schools Joseph V. Erardi, Jr, during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, February 17.

  • ‘The Listener’ By Rachel Basch: Newtown Author To Read From Latest Novel

    Newtown resident Rachel Basch will read from her latest novel, The Listener, on Sunday, March 22, at C.H. Booth Library. The novel, recently published by Pegasus Books of New York, is the third book for Ms Basch. Degrees of Love, tracing the despair and love of a young couple accused of child abuse when their toddler is severely burned, was published in 1997. In 2003, The Passion of Reverend Nash, delving into love, loss and healing, was published.

  • Booth Children’s Department Days Away From Reopening

    New carpet tiles cover the floor of the Children’s Department of the C.H. Booth Library and ceiling tiles were being placed Tuesday, March 3, as the library moves toward a quick recovery from a second dousing in just over two years, from frozen and burst pipes.

  • Beryl Harrison Celebrates 25 Years At C.H. Booth Library

    In 25 years as a librarian at C.H. Booth Library, Beryl Harrison has served in numerous and valuable capacities. She has seen the library grow — and shrink, as digital options become equally preferred to hard copy volumes. She has worked side by side with a staff that she calls “wonderful.” She has also endeared herself to patrons and fellow staff members, through her dedication to her career.

    Library Director Brenda McKinley calls her “one of the kindest people I know.

  • Second Major Water Leak In 13 Months Closes Booth Library

    An unidentified Hook & Ladder volunteer surveys the damage after an apparent pipe malfunction, ceiling collapse and flood in the Children's Department of the C.H. Booth Library Tuesday morning. Responders immediately went to work clearing the area where debris fell, while library staff began assessing the damage. The library will remain closed until further notice.

  • Historical Society Program Postponed; Additional Closings Announced

    Due to the weather today, Newtown Historical Society has decided to postpone tonight’s scheduled program, “Women’s Work In WWII.” A new date for the program will be an-nounced.

  • Parem Hwah Asian Brushwork On View At Library

    The work of Mary Barrett Anders, who presented Asian brushwork classes at HealingNewtown, is the focus of an exhibit of her work at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street in Newtown. Located in the showcase outside the children’s library, the exhibit — a collaboration between the library and Newtown Cultural Arts Commission —  will be on display through March 1 during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Friday, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-5 pm; and Sunday, 12-5 pm.

  • Delayed Opening For Library

    UPDATE (11:44 am): The library has opened.

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    C.H. Booth Library will be opening late this morning, after the building's sidewalks and stairways cleared of snow.

    Library Director Brenda J. McKinley says she hopes to be open by 11 am, “but we are asking people to call before coming over just to be sure.”

    The library, at 25 Main Street, can be reached at 203-426-4533.

  • Many Helped Make The Book Sale A Success

    To the Editor:

    Now that the 39th annual book sale to benefit the C.H. Booth Library has drawn to a close, the Friends wish to extend our gratitude to the many volunteers, local officials, businesses and civic groups whose support made the event so successful. The substantial funds raised through the annual book sale will underwrite the acquisition of materials and technology, and the many programs that we so enjoy in our town library.

  • Lizzy Rockwell At Library For Two Programs, June 11

    On Wednesday, June 11, the ongoing series The Joy of Art with Joy Hoffman at C.H. Booth Library will host a special guest: children’s author and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell.

    Ms Rockwell is the illustrator of numerous books and games for children, and is the author and illustrator of Good Enough to Eat, Hello Baby, The Busy Body Book and Plants Feed Me.