Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Summer Reading is about to start. Come sign up now for summer reading. Our kick-off part will be June 7 from 10:30 to 12 at the Park Pavilion. Come and enjoy some fun crafts and games. Don't forget to join us for story times on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teen activities will be twice a month from now on. Adults can participate in summer reading too and don't forget there are prizes at the end for everyone. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016




 Adult coloring
Newton Town Library 
Thursday, May 19TH
                                               @ 7 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2016

We all have a story to tell!
What's the title of your story?

Come into the Library and add your title to our bulletin board.  

We will award 3 prizes at the end of May for 
the most creative
the most humorous 
& the staff favorite.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Recommended reading for June . It can be ordered on line for you kindle or other device through the Li bray. THE PRINCE OF PEACE by William Jennings Brian , is a great little book written by one of Americas great orators. This book is a lecture he gave as to the divinity of Christ. Starting in 1904 and given in many countries. The following is just a sample of the books contents.
Our food must we understand it before we eat it? If we refused to eat anything until we could understand the mystery of its growth, we would die of starvation. But this mystery does not bother us in the dining room.
One of his analogies concerning the Divinity of Christ is about a watermelon.”I was eating a piece of watermelon some months ago and was struck with its beauty. I took some seeds and dried them and weighed them and found that it would require some 5 thousand seeds to weigh a pound; and the I applied mathematics to that forty -pound melon. One of these seeds put into the ground, when warmed by sun and moistened by rain, it takes off its coat and goes to work: it gathers from some where two hundred thousand times it own weight and forcing this raw material through tiny stem, constructs a watermelon. It ornaments the outside with a covering of green : inside the green it put a layer of white, and within the core of red and through the red it scatters seed, each one capable of continuing the work of reproduction. Who drew the plan by which that little seed works? Where does it gets its tremendous strength?
Where does it gets its coloring matter? How does it develop a watermelon? Until you can explain a watermelon do not be too sure that you can set the limits of power of the Almighty and say just what He would or how He would do it..”

Monday, April 21, 2014

Book review for May

Book review for May

A great Pioneer Story by a gifted writer. The product of a genteel Victoria upbringing , refined Englishwoman Callie McCracken is an unlikely heroine of a story set in American West. But in the aftermath of an Indian raid on their wagon train , she is suddenly alone with her three young children in the wilds of Wyoming. This is a touching story of a woman who had to over come the most trying odds with faith and determination way beyond her upbringings. She survived unthinkable trials with a faith in God traveling alone in the wilderness on foot. The library has a copy of it call number CF Sorensen 19392. Unfortunately Michell died of cancer in 1995 so this is her last book.

Monday, March 10, 2014


Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 11:05:07 AM
Subject: Fwd: HALES Book Sale March 19-22, TONS of new BOOKS! 752-7253~~~1612 East 1220 North, Logan  COME AND SEE!

Sale is March 19-22 (Wed-Sat), 9:00 am to noon.

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From: parkinsonr
Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:48 am
Subject: HALES Book Sale March 19-22, TONS of new BOOKS! 752-7253~~~1612 East 1220 North, Logan COME AND SEE!

    Greetings All Book Lovers, March 10, 2014

    As most of you know my father passed away on February 7th.  He's been bank rolling my non-profit book business since mom died.  I didn't know if we were going to be able to stay in business but my siblings all agree that moms vision of getting good books into children's hands at the lowest possible price was a tradition worth saving.  SO forward we go!
    For the older children ages 12 and up I have some new books.  The last one my dad reviewed before he died was BOMB by Steve Sheinkin.  It was a Newberry honor book last year but I hadn't read it.  My husband read it also and just LOVED it, so did dad.  It would appeal to older boys for sure.(5.00 13 up)  I also have Carl Hiaasens Chomp, Flush, and Hoot (Winner of the newberry medal).  All three are hilarious for boys or girls.(4.00 12 up)  Also another Newberry Honor Book from last year that I hadn't read until now is,"Three Times Lucky."  It has a few bad words in it but its a terrifically funny mystery that reads like velvet.  I do not sell books with bad language so I thought I'd give you a heads up if you want to read it first and blot out the few naughty words.  I got The Princess Academy and The Princess academy Palace of Stone back in.  I am so sorry we ran out last sale.  They are for girls ages 12 and up (4.00)  They are both the kind of books you can't put down!  On a fluke I found Avi's "Crispin The cross of the Lead".  Its more of a boys book but I sure didn't put it down when I read it! (12 up 2.50)  Also I found an oldie but goodie,"Out of the Dust " by Karen Hesse.  Its the winner of the Newberry Medal a number of years ago.  My mom MADE me read it and it still remains a favorite of mine today. (3.00 11 UP)  I have a huge selection of award winning novels for older children but only have five copies each of them so come early and partake!
    For ages 7-9 I have a new stock of Geronimo Stilton books.  They are fabulous and the children love the little pictures on each page.  They have really taken off in the United States.(7-9 4.00)  I have a new stock of The Hundred Dresses as we ran out last time.  It too won the Newberry medal and is by Eleanor Estes.  Its a book that just never goes out of style. (9 UP 4.00)  I got the Chocolate Touch back in!  It has been a favorite in our home with our boys.  Its by Patrick Skene Catling. (2.00 7-9)  I also have a new set of the Clemintime books for girls.  She is so hilarious!  Your daughters will love her.  On another note, the boys think she's pretty funny too.  We have a ton of the Magic Tree House books.  They remain the rock for readers 7-9.  There is something for everybody in this series and its very well written too!  Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen is back too.  This is a must read short little funny book.  My dad just sniffed at it when I asked him to review it but by the time he'd finished it he was converted! (3.00 9 UP)  I still have Gary Paulsens The Voyage of the Frog.  It has the word damn in the fist chapter and then it's clean for the rest of the book.  Its another exciting book for boys (9 UP 2.00)    I honestly believe that getting good readers between the ages of 7-9 is crucial.  This is the time when our children become readers!  Reading aloud never goes out of style.  My husband still reads me his favorite chapters of the books he reviews for me!  
    I haven't forgotten the picture books.  I am so excited about what I have found.  There's so many new and old titles and this note is already too long.  So sorry.  Come and browse through the wonderful picture books.  You will make new friends and find old friends lost!  Hope to see you here!
Call me if there's anything specifically you'd like me to set aside!
Much Love,
Tracine   Check us out!