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Library showcases art display

BEACON FALLS — There is plenty of art to enjoy among the books at the Beacon Falls Library. Since the renovation of the Connie Christensen Children’s Room in 1997, there…

Beacon Falls Librarian Sue Dowdell, left, Assistant Librarian Liz Setaro, center, and Programming Librarian Shari Garcia talk at the Beacon Falls Public Library on Tuesday afternoon. Dowdell, the former assistant librarian, was hired as the new librarian in October and Setaro, the former part-time library assistant, was hired shortly after as the new assistant librarian. –LUKE MARSHALL

Beacon Falls Library under new leadership

BEACON FALLS — There has been a changing of the guard at the Beacon Falls Library. Sue Dowdell, 55, of Beacon Falls, who had been working as the assistant librarian…


Library director shelves retirement plans

BEACON FALLS — On the day that was to be her last as director of the Beacon Falls Library, Marsha Durley decided retirement can wait. On Friday morning Durley handed…

Friends hosting book and media sale

BEACON FALLS — The Friends of Beacon Falls Library is holding its annual spring book and media sale Friday and Saturday. The sale will take place Friday from 5 to…

The Beacon Falls Library and members of Laurel Ledge Elementary School’s Kids Care Club hosted a special preschool storytime March 1 at Laurel Ledge to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  –ELIO GUGLIOTTI
Jessica Przybylski, 12 creates Valentine's Day cards at the Prospect Public Library Feb. 10.
Chloe Walsh, 4, makes a cardboard snowflake as part of an arts project taught by Program Librarian Meg Gill Dec. 29 at the Beacon Falls Public Library.
A skylight in the Whittemore Library was temporarily boarded up last week ahead of repairs.

Costly repairs mounting at Whittemore

NAUGATUCK — The holes in the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library’s roof may be sealed for now, but the holes in the library’s budget make take years to repair. Work on…

Whittemore Library staff, from left, John Wiehn, Rosalie Cummings, Pam Bogert, Marissa Ciullo, Diana Scalzi, Jocelyn Miller, and Gina Owens sport jeans last Friday to raise money for books.

Fridays in blue jeans

by Laraine Weschler NAUGATUCK — The formal old building in the center of the borough has been getting a bit more casual lately. Staff at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library…


Friends hosting pumpkin painting

BEACON FALLS — The Friends of Beacon Falls Library is holding its annual pumpkin painting event for children in grades preschool through third grade on Saturday morning. Children can visit…