CH Booth Library has been closed since early January when a sprinkler pipe burst in sub-zero temperatures and caused fairly extensive water damage to the facility. CH Booth officials say they plan to reopen in early March, with a few surprises.
The walls have been freshly painted, the ceiling has been repaired and the carpets replaced. Up next is hooking up the cable so the computers and phone system can work.
In the meantime, Librarians say the outside book drops have reopened. Any items that are due can be placed there, but people are being cautioned not to go into the library still. Late fees will not be charged until the library reopens, and even then there will be an amnesty period.
When requesting items online through the Newtown library catalog, patrons are asked to continue selecting a pick up location other than CH Booth Library. The Friends of the Library are accepting book donations at the Transfer Station on Ethan Allen Road, off of Route 25.