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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Congratulations to our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduates!

Congratulations to our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduates!

August was a busy month for our young, voracious readers with 6 kids reaching their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten goal! Graduates were: sisters Hannah & Miriam DeZwarte, Riley Johnson, Ingrid Alexander, and sisters Katie & Gwen Zylstra. Their pho...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Thinking Ahead to Cold Weather: Upcoming Winter Clothing Drive

Upcoming Winter Clothing Drive

The Newton Public Library is collecting NEW cold weather clothing for children ages 6-18! Donated clothing will be given to the area schools, to be distributed to local children in need. 

Items being collected include:

  • Sweaters, Sweatshirts & H...
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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Thinking Ahead to Cold Weather: Homebound Reader Program

Homebound Reader Program

Judy Ricks, Reference Librarian, has been out visiting retirement homes in the community assisting patrons in signing up for library cards, advertising library services, and programs, and enlisting folks into the Homebound Reader Program. The Homebound Re...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

High-Speed Internet Still a Major Problem for Quarter of Americans

High-Speed Internet Still a Major Problem for Quarter of Americans

According to a PEW Research Center survey, 24% of rural adults say access to high-speed internet is a major problem in their local community, and 34% say it is a minor problem in their community, meaning that 58% of rural Americans believe access to high-...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Monarch Butterflies are Hatching!

Monarch Butterflies are Hatching!

The Newton Public Library has been Butterfly Central in the Children’s Department this month. We had a patron who raises monarchs bring in a display of Monarch Chrysalides and for the past month we have enjoyed watching them hatch and then relea...

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