Something's Fishy At Lane Library

By Cynthia Stosse, Children's Librarian

Atlantic News, Thursday, January 17, 2002

Library Fish Tank display
WE 'SEA’ THE SALT MARSH — Kiara and Brock Crowley checked out the Taylor River salt marsh aquarium currently on display just outside the Children’s Room at the Lane Memorial Library. The display was provided by the Aquaculture Education and Research Center in Hampton.
[Atlantic News Photo by Liz Premo]

HAMPTON — If you come down to the Children’s Room at the Lane Memorial Library during the month of January, you will see something very fishy. There is a display presented by the Aquaculture Education and Research Center and there really is a fish tank.

This display, which will be at the library throughout the month of January, represents a “close-up” of the Taylor River salt marsh. The tank contains fish and plants from the estuary and is surrounded by photographs and information on the marsh ecosystem.

Children and adults are encouraged to write observations in the logbook. The display, along with the logbook, will be visiting Seacoast area libraries throughout the next 12 months.

Dyanna Innes is the director of the Aquaculture Education and Research Center (AERC), located in Hampton, and is responsible for the display. This project is funded by Northeast Utilities’ Environmental Community Grant Program. The purpose for this project is to bring the salt marsh to as many people in the community as possible and to show the value of this location in the ecosystem.

The AERC offers many other programs for middle and high school students as well as teacher workshops. The goal is to inform students about conservation through math, science, local history, critical thinking and problem solving. Visit the Web site, www.teachfish.com for additional information. And be sure to stop by the Lane Library to get a closer look at “something fishy.” For more information, call the Children’s Room at 926-4729.


A Wild Time Planned at the Lane Library

By Cynthia Stosse, Children's Librarian

Atlantic News, Thursday, January 17, 2002

HAMPTON — On Wednesday, January 23 at 3:30 p.m. there will be a “wild time” at the Lane Memorial Library. This after-school program will be an adventure into the New Hampshire winter wildlife. To sign up, call the Library at 926-4729. All school-age children are welcome to attend.

Stories by Jim Arnosky, a New England author, will be read; common animal tracks will be studied; and a wolf craft project will finish the afternoon program. There is a secret surprise in store, as there is in any nature study for the participants.

For more information about this program or any program offered for the children, call the Children’s Room at 926-4729.