- Monday, July 6, 2015
To kick off its annual Summer Reading program, C.H. Booth Library hired magician Scott Jameson to perform for children and their parents on Tuesday, June 23.
“We’ve had him before…he’s wonderful, he’s very intriguing, he’s very skilled. The kids loved him last year, so we’re having him back,” said Lana Bennison, the head of the children’s department at the library.
- Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:04 am
Student accomplishments made throughout the 2014-15 school year at Sandy Hook Elementary School were celebrated on Monday, June 15, during the school's annual awards assembly.
"We're going to celebrate some of our fourth graders," said Sandy Hook School Principal Kathy Gombos near the start of the event, "and everyone, and their really hard work."
The 2014-15 school year, Dr Gombos said, was a "great year" and the school community is ready for the summer.
- Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:27 am
The Children’s Department of C.H. Booth Library received a special donation, Thursday, March 19, delivered in two boxes by Sandy Hook resident Julia Provey. Inside the boxes were more than two dozen children’s books, gifts of children’s book illustrators/authors Ted and Betsy Lewin.
- Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 9:14 am
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.
- Monday, October 20, 2014
For young people in Newtown, a chance to have their poetry, short stories, and/or art published is here.
The New Stories For Newtown: Words and Images contest has a deadline approaching. Entries are due by October 31, and according to C.H. Booth Library staff, they are looking for as many student entries as possible before that time.
- Friday, September 5, 2014
Entries for the “New Stories for Newtown: Words and Images” contest are due by October 31, and, according C.H. Booth Library staff and committee members, more entries are being sought.
New Stories for Newtown began last year when Ross MacDonald, a Newtown resident and children’s author and illustrator, suggested the idea to C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison.
- Saturday, June 14, 2014
Authors and illustrators offered different activities and presentations at Reed Intermediate School on Saturday, June 7, for the 2nd Annual New Stories For Newtown event.
The day before, Friday, June 6, authors and illustrators also visited Newtown’s schools to offer individual presentations at local schools.
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
Thanks to funding through the Books Heal Hearts program at C.H. Booth Library, said Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, she and committee members Ross MacDonald, Janice Bernard, Yvonne Cech, Kim Weber, and Georgia Monaghan are able to present two days of well-known author and illustrators to students and residents of Newtown.
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
C.H. Booth Library Children’s Librarian Lana Bennison, and committee members including author-illustrator Ross MacDonald of Newtown, Janice Bernard, Georgia Monaghan, Yvonne Cech, and CHB Young Adult Librarian Kim Young are encouraging writers and artists age 19 and under to take part in a contest that will build upon the June 6 and 7 experience of famous author/illustrator visits to Newtown.