- Monday, September 14, 2015
The new 3D Afinia 800 printer that arrived at the C.H. Booth Library, Wednesday, August 26, is the library’s newest addition to a growing collection of items geared toward attracting patrons who view the library as a place for learning, as much as a space for reading. Purchased through funds generated at the April 2015 Library Board of Directors gala fashion show, this printer is the second 3D printer at the library for use by the public.
The first printer, also made by Afinia, was purchased a year ago, and funded by an anonymous donation.
- Thursday, December 18, 2014
Newtown High School Art Portfolio student Helena Reznikoff organized her artwork at C.H. Booth Library before hanging it for display in an art show.
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
Newtown High School teacher Carol Skolas’s Art Portfolio students had tape in hand and many of their works before them on Wednesday, December 10, as they prepared the pieces for exhibit at C.H. Booth Library.
The artwork, entirely created by NHS students, will be on display at the town library, 25 Main Street, during library hours in the building’s meeting room from Saturday, December 13, to Friday, December 19.
- Thursday, September 25, 2014
Between Tuesday, September 9, and Wednesday, September 10, seventh grade students in three clusters had the opportunity to visit C.H. Booth Library.
According to Language Arts teacher Kristin Norden, the students left from Newtown Middle School to visit the library by 7:30 each day, and workshops centered around having the students familiarize themselves with using the library’s resources, like research tools, downloading eBooks, and applying for interlibrary loans.
- Friday, July 25, 2014
Long Island animal trainer “Nature Nick” Jacinto visited Newtown’s C.H. Booth Library Friday, July 18, showing kids a number of exotic animals.
“I’m here to show neat animals,” said Nature Nick as he presented the first animal to his audience, an African hedgehog named “Sprinkles.”
“The spikey pricks on its back are made of protein, keratin to be exact,” he said.
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
A Drop-In Halloween Craft event was held in the Story Hour Room in the children’s department of the C.H. Booth Library on Thursday, October 24.
The event was open for children ages 3 to 6 years old and no prior registration was required. It included a story hour and crafts.
- Friday, September 20, 2013
Award-winning children’s author Audrey Penn, creator of The Kissing Hand book series, visited Newtown for a pair of programs on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14.
For her first stop, Ms Penn visited Sandy Hook School, currently housed in Monroe’s Chalk Hill Middle School, on Friday. She then visited C.H. Booth Library on Saturday.
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Fans of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series and those anxiously awaiting the book series’ first installment, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to hit the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, are welcome to stop by C.H. Booth Library for a City of Bones Premiere Party on Tuesday August 20, from 4 pm to 6 pm.
- Thursday, August 8, 2013
With the summer coming to a close, Kim Weber of C.H. Booth Library’s Young Adult section is pleased with the level of participation in this summer’s Teen Summer Reading Challenge.
“There are so many books that are just flying off the shelves,” Ms Weber said.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
During Children’s Book Week, May 13–19, authors will visit schools on Friday, May 17, and give a “Turning the Page, New Stories for Newtown” presentation at Newtown Middle School for residents on Saturday, May 18.