A Very Old Library Celebrates

The library was established by Bucks County PA farmers who combined their finances to order books from Philadelphia and from England.

Steeped in history, the private Newtown Library was founded on Aug. 9, 1760. Ben Franklin would be proud of the library. In fact, his picture is the focal point of the library’s historic signboard.

Sunday September 12 will mark the grand finale event of the Newtown Library Company’s 250th anniversary celebration. Music will waft through the air and historic characters will mingle with the crowd.
“It’s going to be an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon event,” said Karolyn Fisher, librarian of the Newtown Library Company.

Dubbed the “250th Birthday Bash,” the event will feature appearances by several historical figures, including William Penn, Ben Franklin, Edward Hicks and Beulah Twining. Bucks Local News.