Young Adult Department

The Young Adult Department is located on the second floor of the library.

YA Programs

Coding, crafts, book clubs, and more! Check our calendar to see what’s happening in YA. Got a suggestion for a program? Email us at

Volunteering at the Library

Volunteers are chosen according to their skills, the availability of supervision by Library staff and the needs of the Library. Volunteer activities will be virtual for the rest of fall 2020. Please email if you are interested in volunteering. Volunteering is currently open to Newtown residents and students in grades 6-12 only.

Carm’s Classics Club

Carm’s Classics Club is a discussion group dedicated to celebrating classic literature that has enduring influence on readers. Carmel “Carm” O’Neill was an active volunteer for the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library for 20 years. Her specialty was the Classics section. After her passing in 2018 a group of her friends made a generous donation in her honor for a classic literature program for people of all ages. The goal of the Carm O’Neill Classics Club is to create lasting connections to classic literature for the people of Newtown.

Carm’s Classics Poetry Celebration & Contest: December 2020

Celebrate poetry with Carm’s Classics Club all month long in a socially distant way! Stop by the YA department to see our new interactive poetry display, or follow us on Instagram @chboothya to read and discuss classic poetry all month long.

Carm’s Classics Poetry Contest – Entries due by 11:59PM on December 30, 2020
Open to all Newtown students in Grades 6-12


Choose a classic poem to read and respond to with your own poem.
Suggested poems to respond to:

  1. I’m Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson
  2. Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
  3. Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
  4. Or, choose your own poem to respond to.

Please indicate what poem you are responding to in your submission.

Submit your poem by email in as a .doc or .pdf file to no later than 11:59PM on December 30, 2020. Winners will by announced in January 2021!