The next "WERU Family Radio Hour," hosted by Belfast's Scot Cannon, will feature a trip to the children's floor of the Belfast Free Library to meet the new youth services librarian, Erica Rubin Irish. The show will air Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m., and may be heard at 89.9 and 99.9 FM, as well as streaming live at

Cannon will take listeners on a personally guided audio tour of the library with Irish and learn about all the summer activities and programs she has scheduled for this year.

Before she started in Belfast in January, Irish was the librarian in Searsport. She also lived on Monhegan Island for six years, serving as the librarian there for three years.

In the near future, Irish will introduce a new local cable show for children, "Once upon a Time," which will feature local music, storytelling and theater. She also will be running a Performing Arts Summer Camp for children from Aug. 10 through 14 in Belfast; for more information, visit

Cannon's show also will feature two new songs performed by the fourth grade classes of South School in Rockland and Lincolnville Central School. These were produced as part of the "Story of the Land and its People" program done by Julia’s Gallery at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. And the show also will have music by Ellis Paul.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or