Library patrons will soon be able to borrow from a selection of 11 new books and two DVDs on topics of river and ocean ecology, with a special focus on fish and insects. Parkland Regional Library has worked with the Central Alberta Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada to develop a new travelling book display, which has begun touring libraries across central Alberta this spring.
For the past three years, Parkland and Trout Unlimited have been working together to build a material’s collection of marine creatures and environments to share between the region’s libraries. This year’s donation was $1,500. The 26 titles from last year’s donation are in circulation throughout our regional system and have greatly enhanced PRL’s collection.
“Our chapter has received encouraging feedback from the libraries indicating people are concerned about our water resources,” says Doug Pullan, secretary of Central Alberta’s Trout Unlimited chapter. Education is an important part of Trout Unlimited Canada’s mission and goals and they will continue with further financial contributions in the future.
Any Parkland public library can sign up to host the travelling display, and initial interest has been enthusiastic. The collection has something for all ages.
• A Walk around the Pond: Insects in and over the Water
• Northern Pike: Ecology, Conservation, and Management History
• Trout: An Illustrated History
Albertans are concerned with protecting, restoring, and gaining a better understanding of the environment and creatures of our rivers, oceans, and wetlands. This travelling display gives residents a wealth of resources with a one-stop visit to their library. To find out more, individuals can contact their local library.