Pillsbury Free Library News | May 22, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
If you missed the previous three newsletters, you can find them on our website in pdf.
We suggest adding the address newsletter@warner.lib.nh.us to your contacts.
Library Lending Successfully Restarts
The "curbside pickup" of items from the library is off to a strong start, keeping staff hopping to answer requests and schedule pickup times. The book drop is filled to the brim each day with returned books.

Requests can be made by phone and online, including placing holds in our catalog . ( Watch the video for help)

Check the new item lists at the top of the catalog page, or find photos of them on Instagram .

Tech Tips
Zoom instructions for beginners are now available on the Library website. More will be added soon, for people who already use Zoom but want to know about using features such as screen sharing.
Need help figuring out the tech to access the services that can make your Stay Home life easier?
Contact us at warner.lib.nh.us/contact or call 603-456-2289
We will do our best to help you by phone or Zoom, or find instructions for you..
Community News
Memorial Day will not include parades or public gatherings this year. However, on Friday May 22 at 11 am the Kearsarge Regional School District and the Center for the Arts are hosting a virtual program with Trooper Dan that can be viewed on the District's facebook page and website .
Buy Local: Takeout Food and Gifts
The Local, The FootHills Restaurant, The Velvet Moose, and Schoolhouse Cafe are open for takeout food
MainStreet BookEnds, Country Cobwebs and FootHills Country Treasures are open for sales.
Contact each for ordering/pickup methods.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytime at 10:30 am

Next Thursday, May 28th, at 10:30 is the annual Teddy Bear "picnic " - this year via Zoom. Show off your lovey or teddy bear: there will be dancing, reading, singing, and a project to do at home. Have a picnic afterwards at home and send Miss Sue a picture!
Chapter book listeners - the first book is finished. Audio recording are online .
Parents - would you like Miss Sue to continue doing a reading or something via Zoom for the month of June, or would you prefer a "break" before the Summer Program starts in July? Contact Sue

The Great Stone Face Book Award party via Zoom this week included a guessing game and a sneak peak at the books for the coming year (but no potluck food!). Miss Sue will send in the votes and will announce which book wins Statewide.

Summer Program- "Imagine Your Story " is being finalized. Miss Sue isn't sure what format it'll be yet. That will be determined by CDC and Governor's guidelines. If nothing else, it will be kits by curbside pickup.
Library Trustees' Meetings
At the Library Trustees' meeting on May 19 held via Zoom, the Board discussed a Pandemic Policy which will be voted on at their next meeting, and also voted to gratefully accept, as a gift from Susan Taggart, the grandfather clock that she won in the Circle of Friends' March raffle. Zoom links to Trustee meetings are published 24-48 hours in advance on the Warner Events Calendar.
Films and More
Kanopy movie service ' s credit-free title selections will end on June 1st. When you have used up your 3 monthly credits, remember you can borrow DVD's from the Library for two weeks with our curbside pickup.

Sue Suggests
If you enjoyed the poetry book "after Dark" on the rail trail Story Walk, you may want to borrow some of the Library's children's poetry books! You can search our catalog using key words Juvenile Poetry or 811 .
School's almost over: Now what?

Summer Listening for Teens!
Free audio books all summer for Teens available from SYNC. Two titles become available each week. SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.
Find out more on our Teens page .

Getting outside and enjoying Nature? Borrow some of our guides to flowers, insects, trees, or birds. Or borrow a Nature Bag kit to carry quick-reference, featherweight and weatherproof guides with you.

Staying inside? Learn a language with Transparent Language Online.

In the Coming Week
  • Memorial Day Holiday Mon. May 25 - No Library staff on duty.
  • Children's Teddy Bear "picnic" on Zoom Thurs. May 28 at 10:30
Next Month
  • KRSD School Year remote learning ends June 2. Watch for Library ideas for activities
  • Book Group: MainStreet BookEnds Sunday June 7 by Zoom "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" at 4 pm.
  • Book Group: Library Friends Wed. June 10 at 1:30 by Zoom The Yellow House (ebook) This is "always available", no waiting.

Check the Warner Events Calendar for Zoom links to events
Volunteers in the Spotlight
Many thanks to Marcia Moyer for her time helping us to prepare new books and DVDs for circulation, so everything is ready for you to borrow as soon as possible.

Thank you also to everyone who has dropped off clean paper bags and small boxes to use for curbside pickup and other uses. Please bring them to the West door facing BookEnds.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
We are featuring some of our Auction supporters each week in this newsletter, and you can see photos of the items in our 2020 Auction Facebook album to plan your future bidding!

This week we are thanking Perkins Landscaping and Country Cobwebs for their donations of Gift Certificates for the future Auction.

We greatly appreciate the support of all the businesses and individuals who donated funding or items for the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social, which was postponed due to COVID-19.