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  • Something To Celebrate At The Booth Library

    When the ceilings opened up and unleashed torrents of water down through the lower floors of the C.H. Booth Library on January 4, the extent of the damage to the furnishings and infrastructure astonished and completely discouraged the library’s staff and regular patrons.

  • Be Part Of The Library Director Search

    To the Editor:

    The Search Committee for the director of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library wishes to thank the nearly 400 Newtown community members who completed our survey earlier this month. The time and thought survey takers devoted to this important exercise will play an invaluable role in identifying an inspirational and committed professional as our next leader.

  • Library Reopening Celebration Scheduled For March 22

    There are details still to iron out, but the overall attitude of the staff and administrators of the C.H. Booth Library is that “It is good to be back.”

  • The Library Is Open!

    To the Editor:

    Yippee! The library is open! The freshly-painted walls and new carpeting look great, but best of all, our wonderful librarians are back!

    Thank you for all your hard work and for reopening so quickly. We missed you.

    Sincerely,

    Marian and Wally Wood

    Great Ring Road, Sandy Hook               March 8, 2014

  • Library Open To The Public, Grand Opening To Come

    For the first time since early January, people mingled among the shelves at C. H. Booth Library Saturday, March 8, within an hour of the building’s reopening.

    The library has been closed since flooding from broken sprinkler pipes caused extensive damage the afternoon of Saturday, January 4. Now, computers are up and running, and other services are available.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Looking for a couple of good causes to help? Among the local organizations hoping for support and a chance at an addition prize is the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation (CMAK). CMAK will compete for prize money up to $25,000 as part of Fairfield County Giving Day.

  • Library Reopens To The Public March 8

    Final preparations were under way at the C.H. Booth Library this week, as staff worked long hours to prepare for the reopening of the library, Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 am. The library has been closed since flooding from broken sprinkler pipes caused extensive damage the afternoon of Saturday, January 4.

  • Join The Search For A Library Director

    To the Editor:

    On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, we write to ask you for your participation in an important community matter.

    The search for a new library director has begun, and one of the first priorities of the search committee is to engage the community in this process. It is with the support and insight of the library's patrons that we will attract and retain an enthusiastic and experienced director to lead C.H. Booth Library in these exciting yet challenging times.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Instagram user @chanecullens has been keeping The Newtown Bee’s Instagram photos at newtownbee.com full of photos of birds in the last few weeks. She has uploaded three beautiful pictures of birds since the end of January, but this week is my favorite: a cat. According to the post, the cat was out prowling for mice in the snow. You can see for yourself that this brave feline was certainly claw deep.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    Under the tutelage of creative writing instructor Chris Belden, inmates of Garner Correctional Institute have published three editions of a literary magazine, Sentences. Issue number 4 is ready to be printed, with more original prose and poetry, Chris says, but funding is needed. “If just 30 people donate $10 each we will be able to print enough copies to distribute to the inmates,” he tells me, and anyone who donates $10 will receive a copy.