Lane Library News, March 2002

By Catherine Redden, Director

Radio broadcasters are now counting down the days to Spring! As you spend your evenings planning your gardens, remember that you want to look for plants that need little watering. We're approaching extreme drought and we need to think ahead to conserve water. Check out our plentiful supply of gardening books and look for those tips and tricks that will help you have a green lawn and flowering plants without an abundance of water.

Also, while you're planning your garden, plan your vacations too. Our museum tickets were in great demand this past school vacation, but there were some disappointed people. Plan ahead. And don't forget we have passes or tickets to a number of various museums, not just the big three in Boston. Have you taken the kids to Portland? Head north and visit the Portland Museum of Art and then take a walk through the city. Portland has parks and waterfront and a grand public library too! Or head west into Manchester and visit the Currier Gallery of Art. Make plans ahead to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Zimmerman House, owned by the Currier. Or stay close to home and visit the Seacoast Science Center. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the ocean. Passes and tickets can be reserved no more than 2 weeks ahead of the date you want to go, and only one venue can be reserved. Passes are signed out and must be returned. Tickets admit up to four with a discounted admission price and don't have to be returned. Each museum has its own procedure. Don't have kids? Don't let that stop you. Our museum passes/tickets are good all year round. You can plan your trip to avoid school vacation week crunch! The only tickets that are not good year round are the passes to the Aquarium in Boston. Those are not honored in the summer months - too many people! The next time you're in, look at the museum notebook atop the new book shelf. You might just want to plan a trip to Shaker Village in Canterbury or the New Hampshire Museum of History in Concord!