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Children of Exile

Children of Exile, by Margret Peterson Haddix, is a story about children being exiled (get it) from a safe, comfortable town and being moved to a dangerous, cruel town. The book follows Rosi (the main character), her little brother Bobo, and Rosi’s friend Edwy. Rosi,-as a character- is very forgettable, everything she does in this...

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The Goldfish Boy

“TThe Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, is a story about a boy with obsessive compulsive disorder who witnesses the disappearance of a toddler. Matthew, the main character, doesn’t have the sitcom’s version of OCD that is for comic relief or anything, he actually has a very realistic form of the disorder that gets quite disturbing...


Young Critics’ Club

Wednesday, April 5th  from 3-4 pm Young Critics meet the first Wednesday of every month to talk (and argue) about new books they are reading. For grades 6-8


Welcome Minecrafters

Every Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the YA Department.  Make Newtown proud and help us build something spectacular in the Newtown portal. C.H. Booth Library is a member of the Fairfield County Minecraft server cooperative run by participating libraries throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut.  The purpose of this server cooperative is to provide a safe, enjoyable, and...


Create Gift Tags, Greeting Cards, Invites and More with our Cricut

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and get you started on making your own graduation gift tags, barbecue invites, thank you cards and more. For 7th graders to adult and 6th graders accompanied by an adult willing to learn too. Classes limited to two participants. Please email us at if...


Check Out Games at the Library

Looking for some indoor fun this winter? After you’ve built that snowman come inside to enjoy some family friendly fun. We’ve got tabletop games for all ages and interests. Some take 5 minutes to learn, others might keep you busy for the weekend.  Check here for a complete list.


13th Annual Battle of the Books

Saturday, April 1st at 10:30 am. Form a team of 3-4 students in grades 5-8.  It’s a trivia contest based on four great books – The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, Space Case by Stuart Gibbs, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein and A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd....

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Get Ready for Spring with Bath Bombs & Sugar Scrubs

Wednesday, March 22 from 4-5:15 pm. For grades 6-9. Spice up your bath with some DIY bath bombs and sugar scrubs.  Learn the technique, take them home, and know how to make them again on your own. Space is limited $5 supply fee Register Here


Creative Writing – The Fantastic

Meets Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 pm for 6th-8th graders – New Session Sign ups NOW OPEN (April 20, 27, May 4, 11, and 18)  This peer group is for young people who love to write  and enjoy meeting with other creative types.   Must plan on attending all 5 meetings.  Led by Aimee Pokwatka. Sign up here...


Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth

I thoroughly enjoyed the book Saving Hamlet, and I appreciate that authors are starting to include more LGBTQ characters in novels these days.  Although I usually try to stay away from books with time travel, I like how the author used it in the book.  Emma is a well thought out character who expresses her...