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The Cyrenius H. Booth Library

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<p>One of Newtown's most prolific benefactor, Mary Eizabeth Hawley donated the library to the town.</p>
<p>Named after her maternal grandfather, who worked as a doctor for 50 years during the 19th century, The Cyrenius H. Booth Library opened on Dec. 17, 1932 with 25,000 volumes.</p> <p>Constructed to be fireproof and containing cork floors and ceiling tiles that helped to deaden sound, the building also had a built-in humidifier and centralized vacuum cleaner. Philip Sutherland, who also designed Edmond Town Hall, was the architect.</p> <p>An addition was begun in 1996 that added meeting space and areas for library displays.</p>
25 Main St, Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-4533
  • Fax: 203-426-2196
  • Accessibility Details: The entrance is level with the parking lot.
  • Hours: Daily, 7am - 10pm
  • Hours: Mon - Thu, 9:30am - 8pm; Fri, 11am - 5pm; Sat, 9:30am - 5pm; Sun, noon - 5pm; Sun, closed in summer
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