Book Lovers’ Party: 2019

Thank you to everyone for being a part of this fabulous event.

We will see you next year!

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Book Lovers’ Party

17th Annual Fundraiser to benefit the Newtown Library Company: the oldest operating library in Bucks County

When: Saturday, February 23, 6PM-10PM

Where: Atrium at Stocking Works, 301 S. State St., Newtown, PA, 18940

Includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails, DJ and dancing.
Join us for a fun-filled evening!


Pre-purchase before 2/17/19: $55
After 2/17/19 and at the door the night of Book Lovers’: $65

As a membership incentive, each active member of Newtown Library Company who purchases a ticket before 2/17/2019 will receive a free $10.00 raffle ticket.

Online payment is no longer available, as of Friday, Feb. 22 at 5PM.

Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash, check, or credit card.

Our Sponsors

The Newtown Library Company thanks the First National Bank in Newtown for their generous support of the library and its events, including this year’s Book Lovers’ Party!


Book Lovers’ Party 2019 Sponsor List

Gift Basket Raffle

Raffle tickets are available for $10 at the library.  The famous Wheelbarrow of Cheer and several other valuable baskets will be raffled off at the party.
Note: One winning basket raffle ticket per family. You do not have to be present to win.

Wheelbarrow of Cheer: $500 Value

  • $260: 14 bottles of liquor and wine
  • $50: 10 Piccolo Trattoria $5 coupons
  • $40: The wheelbarrow
  • $25: Triple Sun Spirits gift card
  • $25: Clubhouse Bar & Grill gift card
  • $20: Mom Mom’s Gourmet Pizza gift card
  • $15: Newtown Hardware House gift card
  • $10: Corner Bakery gift card
  • $15: 4 pint glasses
  • $10: Whiskey stones
  • $10: Wine stoppers
  • $20: Assorted snacks


Beat the Winter Blues: $282 Value

  • $50: 10 Piccolo Trattoria $5 coupons
  • $32: Salt Cave spa treatment
  • $30: Wool blanket from Newtown Hardware House
  • $30: Starbucks coffee and mug
  • $25: Oishi gift card
  • $25: The Pro Shop gift card
  • $25: Applebee’s gift card
  • $20: State Street Kitchen gift card
  • $15: 1 bottle of wine
  • $10: Blue Pooch Grooming gift certificate
  • $10: 2 Corner Bakery $5 coupons
  • $10: Umbrella and book


Newtown Library Company Basket: $332 Value

  • $110: 2 Free tickets to Book Lovers’ Party 2020
  • $50: Zebra Striped Whale gift card, mug, and t-shirt
  • $50: Newtown Theatre Movie 4 pack with snacks
  • $30: 2 bottles of wine
  • $25: NLC Family membership
  • $20: Florentino’s Restaurant gift card
  • $17: NLC tote bag and mug
  • $10: The Temperance House Tavern gift card
  • $10: 2 Corner Bakery $5 coupons
  • $10: Starbucks coffee and designer pen


St. Patty’s Basket: $180 Value

  • $30: Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey
  • $25: Isaac Newton’s gift card and large mug
  • $25: Friends/Dolce Carini gift card
  • $25: Clubhouse Bar & Grill gift card
  • $25: Rick Steele’s Gulf gift card
  • $25: Joey G’s Gourmet Deli gift card
  • $10: 4 pack of Guinness
  • $10: 2 Corner Bakery $5 coupons
  • $5: Irish potato cookies


Love Basket: $240 Value

  • $50: 10 Piccolo Trattoria $5 coupons
  • $35: LuLaRoe Clothing AmyRose Leahy gift certificate
  • $30: 2 bottles of wine
  • $25: Kerrigan’s Sunoco gift card
  • $25: Clark’s Flower Shop gift card
  • $25: Jake’s Eatery gift card
  • $25: The Temperance House gift card
  • $15: La Stalla Market gift card
  • $10: 2 Corner Bakery $5 coupons
  • Designer pen


Italy, Coffee, and Comfort: $228 Value

  • $30: 2 bottles of wine
  • $25: Piccolo Trattoria gift card with house dressing
  • $25: 5 Piccolo Trattoria $5 coupons
  • $25: Athleta gift card
  • $50: Shoe Café gift card
  • $23: Starbucks insulated tumbler
  • $20: 3 Starbucks Instant Coffees
  • $5: Wine stopper, Piccolo Trattoria t-shirt, candles, and Tuscan soap


Beer Lover’s Basket from Newtown Hardware House: $200 Value

  • $20: Newtown Hardware House gift card
  • Beer-making kit
  • Pint glasses
  • NHH t-shirt and hat
  • Coasters
  • Bottle opener
  • Pretzels


Lottery Tree

An additional raffle will take place the night of the Book Lovers’ Party for the Lottery Tree! Lottery tree raffle tickets are $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets.


Silent Auction

A Silent Auction will take place during the event and the prizes will be awarded that evening. Be sure to bring an extra check, cash, or credit card to be a part of the bidding.

Item Descriptions

White Gold and Diamond Bracelet: $1695
14 kt white gold diamond bracelet, 1.05 ct total weight
Donated by Newtown Jewelers

Newtown Library Painting by Craig Hackett: $400
Original painting donated by local artist Craig Hackett

Handmade Quilt by Susan Hutchinson: $400
Quilt made and donated to the NLC by Susan Hutchinson

David Witchell Zone Package: $250
Includes a 55-minute massage, Essential Care Facial and Spa Pedicure
Also, your choice of one of the following:
Aromatherapy steam shower
A selection from dining menu
A seasonally-inspired, luxury gift
Donated by David Witchell

Ballerina Bear Painting: $200
Original painting by Robert Deaton
Lucky Brand Leather Bag: $148
Cross-body bucket bag
Donated by Maryalice Hagan

Newtown Arts Company Season Subscription: $130
One 2019 Season Subscription
Donated by Newtown Arts Company

McCaffrey’s Food Market: $100
$100 McCaffrey’s Food Market gift card
Donated by McCaffrey’s Food Market

Vecchia Osteria Gift Card: $100
Donated by Pasquale

Pickering Spa Basket: $100
Spa certificate, slippers, gel massage pad, lotion, head wrap, candle
Donated by Pickering Manor

Urban Allure Spa & Salon at the NAC: $100
$100 gift certificate
Donated by Urban Allure Spa & Salon

Barre 3 Gift Certificate: $100
1 month of unlimited classes
Donated by Barre 3

Newtown Hardware Print: $100
Jennifer Hansen Rolli print of the Newtown Hardware House
Donated by Penny Bauman

Burns Auto Service: $85
State inspection/emission test gift certificate
Donated by Dave Burns

Susan Baatz Massage: $75
Certificate for massage in Washington Crossing

Sublime & Spa and State Street Kitchen: $70
$50 Sublime and Spa gift certificate with assortment of Spa products
$20 State Street Kitchen gift certificate

Thyme Restaurant: $50
$50 gift certificate
Donated by Thyme

McCaffrey’s Food Market: $50
2 $25 McCaffrey’s Food Market gift cards
Donated by The First Trust National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown

Acme: $50
$50 Acme gift card
Donated by Acme

Studio 35 and State Street Kitchen: $50
$30 Studio 35 gift certificate
$20 State Street Kitchen gift certificate

Clubhouse Bar & Grill: $50
2 Clubhouse Bar & Grill $25 gift certificated
Donated by Clubhouse Bar & Grill

Giant Food Market: $50
$50 Giant gift card
Ceramic stacking measuring cups

The 2019 Winners

Gift Basket Raffle

Wheelbarrow of Cheer: Debbie Hager

Beat the Winter Blues: Barbara Ermentrout

Newtown Library Company Basket: Tina Schaffer

St. Patty’s Basket: Jane and Charles Swartz

Love Basket: Laurie Luff

Italy, Coffee, and Comfort: Carol Salus

Beer Lover’s Basket from Newtown Hardware House: Denise Bierach

Lottery Tree

Frank Brassell

Silent Auction

White Gold and Diamond Bracelet: Bill Smith

Newtown Library Painting by Craig Hackett: Jane Swartz

Handmade Quilt by Susan Hutchinson: Cheryl Smith

David Witchell Zone Package: Barry Fleck

Lucky Brand Leather Bag: Bridget O’Malley

Newtown Arts Company Season Subscription: Carol Salus

McCaffrey’s Food Market: Penny Ettinger

Vecchia Osteria Gift Card: Ken Griffen

Pickering Spa Basket: Paula Craig

Urban Allure Spa & Salon at the NAC: Gina Daniels

Barre 3 Gift Certificate: Susan Natate

Newtown Hardware Print: Bridget O’Malley

Cigar Lover’s Basket: Bill Smith

Burns Auto Service: Bridget O’Malley

Susan Baatz Massage: Allison Northrup

Sublime & Spa and State Street Kitchen: Allison Northrup

Thyme Restaurant: Barbara Ermentrout

McCaffrey’s Food Market: Penny Ettinger

Acme: Georgia Koenig

Studio 35 and State Street Kitchen: Betsey King

Clubhouse Bar & Grill: Charles Swartz

Giant Food Market: Penny Ettinger

Jules Pizza: Debbie Hager

Rocco’s: Susan Thompson