Boxes of books packed by workers from J.P. Maguire, remediation specialists, are readied to be moved from the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library to a climate controlled warehouse, while repairs are underway for water damage from a February 17 burst pipe. Furniture, shelving, and all other equipment must also be temporarily relocated for replacement of carpeting in that department.
It seems that some childhood memories are too sweet to forget. Litta Alexander is reaching out in the hopes someone in Newtown can help her recreate a favorite dessert from her younger years. “I moved to Newtown in 1955, as a 5-year-old,” Litta writes to us. “We lived in Hawleyville, but the family shopped in Newtown. Our special treat was from Mrs Anderson’s Bakery. It was an iced loaf cake with cinnamon and cake/sweet bread-like consistency. I think they just called it coffee cake.
This past weekend the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library sponsored our 11th annual Holiday Sale to benefit the town library. The sale was a huge success thanks to the many people who came from near and far to find gifts for their friends and family!
The C.H. Booth Library is haunted by super heroes this Halloween, from Wonder Woman to Batman. As might be expected, each one has the power to help patrons find the perfect DVD or book, or to master new technology. Fortunately forNewtown, these powers will be left with library staff for future use. SHAZAM!
Newtown is beginning to feel a little like Wild Kingdom to me. In addition to the usual coyote and deer sightings, I am hearing about some more unusual activity. First, there are the bobcats on Scudder Road. Then there is the swan on Route 302.
Yes! Our generous neighbors swung by the library on Sunday to donate books, CDs, DVDs and other items for the various book sales sponsored by the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library. Thank you. You—and the weather—provided crucial support!
I would like to thank the local businesses who made donations to the Teen Summer Reading Challenge raffle at the C.H. Booth Library. They were Bead of Roses, Edmond Town Hall Theater, Ferris Creamery, Franco’s Pizza, Newtown Nail Spa, Nina’s Nails, and Peachwave.