Lane Memorial Library News Archive

A collection of older news stories related to the library

December 4, 2003

December Children's Room newsletter
Polar Express Party, Ladybug Books votes are in, Favorite Holidays Books of the Library Staff

November 10, 2003

November Children's Room newsletter
Children's Book Week, Quilts and Quilting at the Library, Story Times, Display Case

November 7, 2003

November Library Newsletter
Upcoming programs, and people to be thankful for.

November 4, 2003

Children’s Book Week at the Lane Memorial Library
Children's Book Week is in the third week of November. Read about how you can vote for the first annual "Ladybug Picture Book Award" sponsored by New Hampshire's "Center for the Book".
Storybook Quilts at the Lane Memorial Library
November is quilting month at the library, with programs for children and adults. Read all about it here.

October 15, 2003

October Newsletter from the Friends of the Library
(Requires Adobe Acrobat)

October 14, 2003

Write-up on the library in the NH Library Trustees Association summer newsletter
Each issue of the NHLTA newsletter pays a visit to one of NH's public libraries. This summer it was our turn.

October 8, 2003

October Children's Room newsletter
Ladybug award comes to NH, Birthday Book Club, Great Stoneface Award, Caldecotts and Newberys, News Little Bits. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)

September 24, 2003

Natural New England
Reference Librarian Alice Alford describes a new regional magazine owned by the library

September 5, 2003

Giving to Lane Library is in the Bag
The Friends of the Library are selling book bags as a fundraiser.

September 3, 2003

Friends of the Library Newsletter
The September 2003 issue

August 29, 2003

Lane Library to Host Book Fair
Read about the upcoming Scholastic Children's Book Fair to be held at the library September 11 & 12
Fall Story Times Return to the Lane Memorial Library
Learn when and how to sign up for our ever-popular Children's Story Hours
Denitsa Yaneva from Bulgaria uses a library computer
SMILES ACROSS THE MILES — Denitsa Yaneva of Bulgaria,
pictured here using one of the computers at the Lane Memorial
Library in Hampton, was one of the many international students
who patronized the library while working here in the United
States over the summer months. Denitsa, employed by the Surf
Hotel and Candy Shop at Hampton Beach, was a guest at an
International Day reception hosted last week by library staff.
— Atlantic News Photo by Liz Premo

August 26, 2003

Library Thanks International Visitors
Hampton Union article reporting on the library's first International Day held August 21st.

August 20, 2003

September Children's Room newsletter
Fall story times to begin, after school issues, Scholastic Book Fair coming to the library, Great Stone Face and Ladybug book awards, and a word finder puzzle. (Requires Adobe Acrobat)

August 14, 2003

International Day at the Library
The library will be hosting a reception for foreign visitors to Hampton on Thursday, August 21st.

August 8, 2003

Reading becomes a winning pastime
Read about Charlie Gasperoni, who won the library's grand prize bicycle at the end of this summer's Children's Reading Program

July 21, 2003

Marie Harris, NH Poet Laureate, to Hold Writing Workshop at library
by Children's Librarian Cynthia Stosse

July 3, 2003

Wayne From Maine Rocks The Lane Library
by Liz Premo, Atlantic News, July 3, 2003

July 1, 2003

Library survey results offer few surprises
Hampton Union article on the results of the library's user survey
Summer Children's Room newsletter
News of our Summer Reading Program, two new book groups for kids and parents, lists of new books, and signups for Fall storyhour sessions.
Patricia Sack and Ruth Simons at the library's 2003 book sale
BUCKS FOR BOOKS — At this weekend’s
Book and Bake Sale held at the Lane Library,
Patricia Sack (left) of Hampton purchased a
stack of books from Ruth Simons, a member of
the Friends of the Lane Memorial Library. The
Friends also invited book sale “shoppers” to
join the organization, which strives “to foster
greater use of the library and its services
[and] support the library in developing its
programs and facilities as a vital multi-media
center for the community.”
— Atlantic News Photo by Liz Premo

June 26, 2003

See How 'Reading Rocks The Granite State' at the Lane Library
Atlantic News article describing the library's summer programs for children

June 17, 2003

What do we do with donated books at Lane Library?, by Jeanne Gamage, Adult Services Librarian.
Did you ever wonder how we decide what to do with the thousands of books and other items donated to us every year?

June 12, 2003

Lane Library celebrates its volunteers, by Liz Premo, Atlantic News, Thursday, June 12, 2003
Each year the library recognizes its many volunteers for their hours of service to the library.

June 1, 2003

June Children's Room newsletter
News of our Summer Reading Program, the Ladybug Award, our annual book sale, and renewals.

May 28, 2003

Seacoast Scene news article about all the services the library offers
By Virginia Hatch

May 25, 2003

Looking Ahead for Summer Staffers, by Susan Morse, columnist for the Herald Sunday.
A newspaper article about the young foreign workers who come to the Beach every summer, and how many of them use the library.

May 24, 2003

Unusual Author/Title Combinations, by William H. Teschek, Assistant Director.
Enjoy a few chuckles over these titles and their very appropriate authors.

May 13, 2003

Lane Library trustees are mixing the right ingredients, An editorial from the Hampton Union, May 13, 2003
The local newspaper weighs in on the library's future building expansion plans.
Spring Cleanup at the library
SPRING CLEANING -- Taking part in one of
their annual spring projects, Hampton Garden
Club members gathered on the grounds of the
library to do some cleaning, raking trimming,
mulching and planting. Pictured here pruning
back some forsythia shrubs during the
beautifying project are Sheryl Wookey (left)
and Priscilla Caira.
(
Atlantic News photo by Liz Premo,
Newspaper dated May 22, 2003)

May 5, 2003

New Hampshire To Do, by Alice Alford, Reference Librarian
Learn about a new magazine, NHToDo, which is filled with information about many things to do around the state of New Hampshire.

May 4, 2003

Poet Laureate's Book a Hit
A brief notice in the Boston paper about 'G is for Granite' and our library

May 2003

May Children's Room newsletter
Muggles School, Reading Roundup, G is for Granite, and the summer reading program round out the May newsletter from the Children's Room of the library.

April 24, 2003

"'G' Is For Granite" Goes Statewide
NH poet laureate's book to be distributed to more than 200 libraries in the state

April 18, 2003

'G' Is For Great, Grandiose, Granite-inspired Literature, by Susan Morse, Hampton Union, April 18, 2003.
Story on a program held at the library on April 16, 2003. NH Poet Laureate Marie Harris and artist Karen Busch Holman read from their new children’s book "G is for Granite". Each letter of the alphabet represents a fact unique to New Hampshire.

April 2003

April Children's Room newsletter
Display case info, birthday book club, Muggles School, Food for Fines

March 25, 2003

Religious reference, by Alice Alford, Reference Librarian
Where to find information on world religions
Search for your Genealogy on the Internet at the Library, by William H. Teschek, Assistant Director
Description of the free AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest services available on library computers.

March 4, 2003

Writing Resources at Lane Library, by Stan Olson, Reference Librarian
Library resources for the aspiring writer

March 3, 2003

March Children's Room newletter
The first in a series of monthly newsletters detailing happenings in the Children's Room of the library

January 23, 2003

Trustees Seek to Make Library 'More User-friendly', by Liz Premo, Atlantic News reporter, January 23, 2003
A story about the library's plans for a future building renovation.

August 6, 2003

Lions and Tigers and Readers – Oh My!
Read about the wrap up to the 2002 Summer Reading Program

December 22, 2002

New Tools for Fiction Readers at Lane Library
Read about the new fiction reader's database -- Novelist -- available through library computers

June 28, 2002

Libraries to be cherished
One library user's ode to books, reading and libraries, with particular applause to Lane's story-hours.

June 21, 2002

New Arts and Science Resources at Lane Memorial Library
The McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the Grove Dictionary of Art

June 4, 2002

Summer Reading Program at Lane Memorial Library
News of the library's summer reading program

May 10, 2002

Lane Library News, May 2002
Some praise from afar, and talk about our audiocassettes for loan

May 2, 2002

Hampton Police Department History Given to Police Chief
Read about the collection of historical articles put on the library's website by volunteer John Holman that were presented to Hampton Police Chief Wrenn in a special presentation at the library on April 19, 2002. Also see another article from the Hampton Union as well as the library's historical pages on the police department.

April 19, 2002

Help Save Hampton's History
Learn how you can volunteer your time to help us index the local newspapers for historical purposes

March 16, 2002

Alive @ The Library in March 2002
Upcoming programs and some talk about the library's usage data

March 5, 2002

Lane Library News, March 2002
Plan a garden and plan a vacation using museum passes

February 19, 2002

New Entertainment Reference Sources
New books about movies, songs, TV shows and entertainers

January 29, 2002

EXCL Meeting at Lane Library
Seacoast-area children's librarians met recently to talk shop, swap stories, and make garbage puppets.

January 19, 2002

Long-Time Volunteer Arlene Farrell Retires
After 35 years of volunteer service to the library, Arlene Farrell retired. Read about the reception in her honor.
Seacoast Area Websites
Brief descriptions of some of the best websites in the area

January 17, 2002

Something's Fishy At Lane Library
A fish tank display at the library presented by the Aquaculture Education and Research Center of Hampton

December 20, 2001

Christmas in the United States
A short history of Christmas written by reference librarian Alice Alford

December 6, 2001

The library's local newspaper index
Read about the online index to local newspapers created by library staff

October 11, 2001

Funding Resources at the Library
Library resources for those looking for information on scholarships, grants, or other funding sources

October 4, 2001

Computing news from the library
Some tidbits of information relative to the library's computers

September 29, 2001

September 2001 News from the Lane Library
Welcome our new reference librarian Stan Olson and news from a library conference

September 13, 2001

Library Adds New Reference Librarian
An article from the September 13, 2001 Atlantic News about the library's new reference Librarian, Stan Olson

August 23, 2001

The Electronic Library
Reprinted from "The Electronic Library", v.18, no.1, 2000

August 9, 2001

A Whale Of A Party Ends Reading Program
"Octopi" your mind with this story about the end of the 2001 summer reading program

July 1, 2001

July 2001 Library news
Travel brochures, memorial gifts, and saying goodbye to Reference Librarian Joanne Straight

June 10, 2001

June 2001 Library news
Report from our successful booksale, and the upcoming summer reading program

June 6, 2001

The Eternal Beauty of Books
Seacoast Scene article by Hannah Czarick

May 25, 2001

How to Find Information on the Internet
A brief introduction for novices

May 10, 2001

Lane Library Celebrates Its Volunteers

April 23, 2001

April 2001 Library news
Information on large print books, audiobooks on tape and CD, and museum passes

April 5, 2001

Window to the World
April 2001 article about the library from the Hampton Union

March 1, 2001

Presidents and Patriotism at the Library
Read about a "Patriotic Party" held for children in the library in February

February 4, 2001

Hampton Fire Department History Given to Fire Chief
Read about the collection of historical articles put on the library's website by volunteer John Holman that were presented to Hampton Fire Chief Lipe in a special presentation at the library on January 30, 2001. Also see another article from the Hampton Union as well as the library's historical pages on the fire department.

January 9, 2001

Future of Libraries
The library's teen librarian speculates on the future of libraries.

October 19, 2000

October 2000 Library news
What can you do with the extra hour when the clocks turn back? You can read as a family or listen to tapes. Introduction of Jeanne Gamage and some new library policies

October 13, 2000

New Children's Librarian Launches New Puppet Program
Read about our new Children's Librarian Cindy Stosse and her puppet program

September 19, 2000

Banned Books Week 2000
ALA Editorial on Banned Books Week

August 13, 2000

August 2000 Library news
Welcome to new Children's Librarian and new Adult Services Librarian as well as info on bats and email

August 8, 2000

York schools' library director leaving to come to Hampton
About the library's new Head of Adult Services, Jeanne Gamage

July 25, 2000

Lane Library's website is link to Hampton's past
Local publicity on the library's historical web content

July 13, 2000

Summer 2000 Library Internet News
Bobb Menk leaves us, we get new DSL connection, and other computer and Internet news

July 3, 2000

July 2000 Library news
"Reading Cats and Dogs" summer program and a "Give 'em what they want!" philosophy
So many books to read, so little time to find one
About the reference source "What Do I Read Next?"

June 3, 2000

June 2000 Library news
Museum passes, summer fun, large print books and the summer reading program

May 25, 2000

Lane Memorial Library -- Website of the week By J. Dennis Robinson
A review of the library's website by the author of the SeacoastNH.com website

May 11, 2000

May 2000 Library news
Beach paperbacks, umbrella loans, & more news for May 2000

April 13, 2000

On the Air
The library acquires a new reference work on old-time radio

March 27, 2000

What do they have in common?
Famous people with Hampton ancestry

February 24, 2000

Februuary 2000 Library news
February 2000 events at the library

November 1999

November 1999 Library news
Bake sale results, new book baskets, and the Friends of the Library

October 28, 1998

Computers for Public Use at Your Public Library
Seacoast Scene, October 28, 1998

July 2, 1996

New Children's Librarian at Lane Library
Margaret Gleeson joins the library staff

December 13, 1994

Lane Library Trustees Honor Long-Time Bookkeeper, Margaret Noyes Lovett
Atlantic News, By Tom Donaldson

February 1993

New Library Director 'Glad To Be Home Again'
Catherine Redden chosen to be the new Director

November 1992

Catherine Redden Chosen as New Director
Hampton Union, November 27, 1992

January 21, 1976

Lane Undergoes Radical Interior Redecoration
The Hampton Union & Rockingham Country Gazette, January 21, 1976

February 2, 1958

Mrs. Ring to Head Library 'Friends'
New "Friends of the Hampton Public Library" organization formed

November 12, 1931

Memorial Library to Reopen Doors Next Wednesday
The Hampton Union & Rockingham Country Gazette