One of Newtown's most prolific benefactor, Mary Eizabeth Hawley donated the library to the town.
Named after…More 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>
The Little Book Store 25 Main St, Newtown, CT06470 The Little Book Store is located inside the Cyrenius H. Booth Library. This bookshop is open year-round and offers…More fiction, mystery, cooking and craft titles, children's books, and DVDs, computer games and CDs. The inventory here is updated several times a week with many gift-quality books and all proceeds go to support the C. H. Booth Library.