EXCL Meeting at Lane Library

Text & Photo by Ian Nadeau

Atlantic News, Thursday, January 24, 2002

ONE PERSON’S TRASH IS ANOTHER PERSON’S PUPPET -— At last week’s EXCL meeting, Children’s Librarians from around the seacoast met up at the Lane Library to talk shop, swap stories and, of course, to make some garbage puppets. EXCL members get together once every quarter to keep up with the goings-on of their contemporaries. The puppet theme from last week’s meeting was aided by the personal collection of Lane Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Cindy Stosse. Puppets are just one of the tools used by librarians to stir the imaginations of young children who visit their local libraries. Pictured here are (clockwise, from the left) Susan McDonald of the Weeks Public Library in Greenland, Loreen Keating of the North Hampton Library, Tracy Waldron of the East Kingston Public Library, Karen Kamon of the Nichols Library in Kingston, Jan Streelman and Phyllis Danko of the Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, Joyce Miller of the Mary E. Bartlett Library in Brentwood and Cindy Stosse.