Saturday, April 26, 2008

Poem by Helen Parsons

Don’t steal this book my honest lad,
For fifte cents it cost my dad,
And when you die the Lord will say,
Who stold that book away,
And you will say, I do not no,
And he will cast you down below,

By Helen Parsons, she wrote this poem in one of her grammar books while going to the Newton Elementary School bewteen 1876-1880
Helens family was one of the early families in Newton.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


WE JUST RECEIVED THE FOOLOWING BOOKS DUE TO A GRANT FROM “WE THE PEOPLE BOOKSHELF called CREATED EQUAL” Please thank your congressmen for supporting this program·
Joseph,Nez Percé Chief 1840-1904.·
The ugly duckling /Hans Christian Andersen·
Saturnalia / Paul Fleischman·
Pink and Say /$cPatricia Polacco.·
Flores para Algernon, Daniel Keyes (In English also)·
Saturnalia /Paul Fleischman.·
Amistad /David Pesci.·
Lincoln : photobiography /Russell Freedman.·
Elijah of Buxton /Christopher Paul Curtis.·
Abigail Adams :witness to a revolution /Natalie S. Bober.·
Breaking through /Francisco Jiménez (also in Spanish)·
Lyddie /Katherine Paterson. ( also in Spanish)·
The Gettysburg address / Abraham Lincoln ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy ; foreword by Garry Wills.·
Abraham Lincoln, the writer : treasury of his greatest speeches ·
Many thousand gone :African Americans from slavery to freedom / Virginia Hamilton ; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.·
Freedom walkers :the story of the Montgomery bus boycott /Russell Freedman·
Give me liberty! :the story of the Declaration of Independence / Russell Freedman.
We also received as part of this collection do two DVD about President Lincoln and two CD ROMS about Lincoln. CD ROMS have pictures and articles that can be copied. A Great school resource.

Love Your Library” During National Library Week

What has more cardholders than VISA, more outlets than McDonald’s and
moves more items daily than FED EX? Your local library! Let’s face
it reading is HOT!
Libraries are a real bargain - every dollar invested in Utah’s
libraries generates economic returns and provides numerous resources for
Utah residents including access to the Internet for many citizens who do
not own computers.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


The Newton Daughters of the Utah Pioneers thank you for the support given to our can collecting. We have purchased a 4 Volume set of History books for the Newton Library, with part of the money. They are called "Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude". The books are now in the Library. There are 3575 pages of Histories and pictures of Pioneer Women in these books. Sometime when you are in the Library (or make a special trip) look at these books, they might contain some of your own family histories. We hope they will be used and of value to our Newton town members. We would appreciate your continued support of our can collecting. Please know that if you would like to join the DUP, we would love to have you with us. Thanks again. Jens Peter Benson Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


1. Western Fan’s thanks to donations we have 121, L’Amour, Louis, books plus many other good western books.

2. Hey you “HANK THE COWDOG” Fans we have the complete set of these books.

3. We also just acquired Angie Sages Septimus Heap Trilogy.

4. Adventure fans check out “Thunder below”

5. Every parent and teacher who has teenagers should read “Nineteen Minutes” by Jodi Picoult.

My current reading is “Andrew Greeley’s books. I have learned a lot about the Catholic Church while reading them. Cleo