•   PAST YEARS.....1995 -2006
     
     
         Newtown Elementary Library's past honored guests have included so many talented and excellent models that have shaped our school in both what we read and how we write.  Our first principal, Mr. Mark Klein, a reader and writer in his own right, made this school a reading and writing school from day one.  With leadership and insight on his part, trust in his creative and multi-talented staff plus the love of children, Newtown's library evolved into a resource room filled with tech tools and treasured books.
     
     
         In order to ensure Mark Klein's vision we brought in the brightest, and best authors and illustrators from all over the US and the world during these past nineteen years.  One of Mr. Klein's mottos from Emerson is, "Your work should be in praise of what you love." Looking at the selection of books  we have in this library and our author/illustrator wall it is obvious that we love what we do and it shows.
     
     
    1995-1996   December 8, 1995  (K-6)  Denisen, Margy Burns Knight, and Ann Sibley O'Brien. These three talented ladies composed music, drew pictures and set the words and pictures to music in all grades all in one day.
                                                       
    1996-1997    April 24 and 25, 1997  (K-6)  Robert SanSouci *
     
    1997-1998    February 9,1998  (Grade 3)  Cheryl Harness *
                            April 1, 1998  (K-4)  Emily Arnold McCully *
                            May 13,1998  (Grades 5-6)  Richard Peck
     
    1998-1999    February 19, 1999 (6)  Deborah Heiligman
                           April 19 and 20, 2000  (1-6)  David Wisniewski
     
    1999-2000   March 28,2000 (K-2)  Jose Aruego
                           April  27,2000 (3-6)   Michael Dooling
                           May 25, 2000 (2-3)   Shana Corey and Malory Loehr
                           June 6, 2000 (K-6)  Frank Murphy *
     
    2000-2001     September 26,2000 (4)   Ben Baglio
                             November 2, 2000 (6)  Hudson Talbott and Japp Penraat *
                             April 2, 2001 (4-6)   Steven Kroll
                             May 11,2001 (K-3)   Floyd Cooper
                            June 2, 2001 (2)   Malory Loehr
     
    2001-2002     October 9, 2001 (3)   Catherine Ann Cullen
                            January 8, 2002 (4-6)   Laurie Halse Anderson
                             March 13, 2002  (1-3)   Lindsey Barrett George
                             April  2002  (2)   Neilson Camp/ Edward Hicks
                             May 10, 2002 (3-5)  Jon Agee
                             May 17, 2002 ( 2)   Demi
                        
    2002-2003     November 22, 2002 (4-6)  Hudson Talbott *
                             May 8, 2003  (3)  Jon Smith
                             May 14, 2003  (K-3)  J.Patrick Lewis
     2003-2004
                        October 2, 2003  (1-6)  Frank Murphy *
                        November 11, 2003 (K-3)  Gail Gibbons
                        November 20, 2003 (4)  Laura Knorr
                        March 10, 2004  (4-6)  Robert SanSouci *
                        April 14, 2004  (2) Mortica Gerstein
                        June 13, 2004 (1) Mary Ann Hoberman
     
    2004-2005     October 13, 2004 (4)  Graeme Base
                             April 4, 2005  (4) Philip Ardagh
                             April 20, 2005  (5,6)  Jack Gantos *
                             April 20, 2005 (K)  Debi Gliori
                             April 21, 2005 (1-4) Frank Murphy *
                             May 5, 2005  ( K-3)  James Howe
     
    2005-2006     November 17,2005 (4) Steve Jenkins
                             March 29, 2006 (5,6)  Jennifer Armstrong
                             May 22, 2006  (1-3)  Judy Schachner
     
     
     
    * Authors/Ilustators  returned for a second visit.
    2006 up until the present are on the LIbrary web page.