C.H. Booth Library

  • Antique Salt Shaker Collection At Library

    Newtown resident Bea Morgan begins the task of setting up a display of her antique salt shaker collection at the C.H. Booth Library. Ms Morgan is sharing a portion of her huge antique salt shaker collection with the public through the end of December.

  • Fall Donations To The Library

    To the Editor:
     The volunteers from the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library held their usual Fall Donation Day event on Sunday October 18th. It was a pleasure to spend the day greeting those generous citizens bringing boxes, bags, and car loads of books, records, DVDs, CDs, and puzzles to donate.

  • The Top of the Mountain

    The annual celebration of your right to read what you like, Banned Books Week, started this past Saturday, September 27, and runs through Saturday, October 3. For reasons that range from “anti-family” to “unsuited to age group,” to dozens of other supposed offensives, hundreds of books each year are targeted by groups and individuals for removal from school and public libraries.

  • Librarians Offer A Reading List For Summer — Or Anytime

    From left, volunteers with Friends of the C.H. Booth Library Denise Kaiser, Carm O’Neill, Carol Benson, and Jack Hickey-Williams look over book donations. Shoppers at the Annual Book Sale, July 11 to 15, will find plenty for books ideal for summer reading, they said.

  • Support For The Library

    To the Editor:

     The volunteers from the Friends of C.H. Booth Library held their usual Spring Donation Day event on Sunday, April 19. Once again, it was a pleasure seeing so many generous towns people bringing boxes, bags, and trunk loads of books, CD’s, DVD’s, books on CD, records, and puzzles for donation.

  • Newtown Reads! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    The C.H. Booth Library announces The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows as the title of the book for the 2015 Newtown Reads!

    Newtown Reads! is a library-sponsored program intended to encourage all residents of town to read the same book, between May 1 and July 1. The book is appropriate for mature middle school to adult readers.

  • Tools Of Their Trade: Flagpole Photographers Presenting Cameras, Images At Library

    Flagpole Photographers Camera Club is presenting “The Progression of Photography,” with 19 cameras ranging from a 1930 Kodak Rainbow Hawk-Eye to a 2010 Canon Powershot, at C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

  • Children’s Department At C.H. Booth Library Reopens

    New ceiling and carpet tiles give the Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library a fresh look. Shelves full of books are ready for checking out, although the loss of 10,000 water-damaged books means some favorites may not yet be available.

  • Practically Like New

    Boxes of books are being replaced on shelves, in preparation for the reopening of the Children's Department at C.H. Booth Library.

  • Brookfield Philatelic Society Exhibit At Library

    From left, Bill Hamilton, president of the Brookfield Philatelic Society, Maxine Mangiafico, and Robert Lund stand near one of three stamp displays at the C.H. Booth Library promoting the hobby of stamp collecting.