Pillsbury Free Library News | May 29, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
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We suggest adding the address newsletter@warner.lib.nh.us to your contacts.
Requesting Books, Magazines and DVDs
New items are rolling in and getting cataloged. Others are being returned, every day. Now that lending has resumed (curbside, by prearrangement only), requests can be made by contacting us online or by phone if you find it hard to do from the catalog, You can also just ask us to pick out a batch of books for you or your children.

To sign up for a tutorial on how to use t he library's online catalog or to see what is checked out on your account, see our sign up form in Tech Tips below .

Tech Tips
Are you interested in a tutorial on using the library catalog, downloading books from Overdrive, or the basics of using Zoom for meetings?
Community News
Kindergarten Registration : Simonds School principal Dr. Tim Stokes wants to remind all families with children who will be 5 by September 30, 2020 that registration is open for Fall Kindergarten. Contact the Simonds School office456-2241 for more information, or to schedule an appointment to receive the registration packet.

Last day to change Party Affiliation before the Sept. 8 N.H. Primary is Tues. June 2, 2020. Download the PDF form and drop it off at Town Hall, signed by another registered voter as witness. Or make an appointment to see Supervisors of the Checklist on June 2. 456-2298
MKIM Plant Sale : The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum is seeking donated plants of all kinds for its June fundraiser. The outdoor Plant Sale will be held at the Museum on Saturday, June 6, from .9 am to 1 pm. LABELED donated plants may be left on the tables outside on June 4 & 5.
This is a new event. The July Powwow has been postponed until 2021.

Warner Historical Society will be selling tickets to attend the virtual sessions of the Tory Hill Readers series. Presentations will be held online, and your $5 registration enables you to receive the link to attend.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytime at 10:30 am

The Great Stone Face party was held on Zoom, and the Warner votes cast! The Statewide winner will be announced soon.
The 2021 GSF books can be reserved / borrowed "curbside" and many are available as free ebooks or free audio books at nh.overdrive.com. For the full list see the GSF 2020-21 Book List
Rail trail Story walk book changes again on May 31: "All Aboard Trains " by Mary Harding is the new book for June. Enjoy a walk and remember to celebrate National Trails Day next weekend on Saturday, June 6th by learning about local rail trails .

Chapter book listeners - the first book is finished. Audio recordings of the complete book are online until June 30th. No book is being read aloud online in June.

Parents : No need to reserve each kids book: you can email or call for a "batch".
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees meeting this week by Zoom include the Library Reopening Task Force (Monday June 1), and Library Programs Committee (Tues. June 2). Zoom links to Trustee meetings are published 24-48 hours in advance on the Warner Events Calendar. Approved minutes are published on the Trustee Meetings page.
Magazines & More
Magazines in print and online
Our print magazines are available to borrow again, but did you know that there are also 25 titles available to download from nh.overdrive.com ? They are always available, with no reserves or delays. Use the zoom tool to expand the image size.

Linda Lacasse Likes:
All Things in the Garden
Regrowing store-bought produce is a way to extend the life of vegetable "waste". Read more in Mother Earth News Magazine's Apr/May issue.
Pairing flower bulbs with perennials that work in our zone brings designer beauty to our yards. Find more in Horticulture Magazine's Mar/April issue . You can borrow these magazines from the library!
"Clean Eating" is a downloadable magazine with interesting articles on avoiding unhealthy ingredients
Start or Join a Book Discussion!

Book Discussions on Zoom:
If you are interested in an evening book discussion for adults, please let us know your preferences by completing the Book Discussion Survey. Terry Hathaway is offering to host a group on Zoom.

Prefer daytime discussions? Join the existing Circle of Friends book group, 2nd Wednesdays at 1:30 PM.
Due to the indefinite pause in Interlibrary Loans in N.H., the group is selecting downloadable books with unlimited available copies.

The N.H. State Library has received a CARES grant to add $10,000 of digital books to New Hampshire Downloadable Books , specifically to add multiple licenses of titles suitable for book discussions. There will be selections for all ages. Stay tuned!
In the Coming Week
  • KRSD School Year remote learning ends June 2.
  • Plant Sale Sat. June 6: at the Indian Museum 9 -1
  • Book Group: MainStreet BookEnds Sunday June 7 by Zoom "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" at 4 pm.
Next week
  • Book Group: Library Friends Wed. June 10 at 1:30 by Zoom The Yellow House (ebook) all welcome. This is "always available", no waiting, if you download by 5/30.

Check the Warner Events Calendar for Zoom links to events
Volunteers in the Spotlight
Many thanks to Sally Metheany for doing our book mending for many years, even attending workshops! Her careful work has extended the useful life of many a well-loved volume.

Volunteer opportunity: maintenance of the "retaining wall" plantings near the Depot St. parking. A safe outdoor activity if you love to work with plants. Most needed: removing leaves and a few weeds, trimming the greenery, and occasional mulching or adding new plants.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
This week we are thanking Lisa Fantasia of Wicked Sweet Cakes and Treats , and Mike Stockbridge of Plugged In Music Lesson Studio for their donations of Gift Certificates for the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social , which was postponed due to COVID-19.

Perennial PLANTS from local gardeners can now be ordered from our online STORE (pickup or local delivery only). Choose your donation level and pay online or call to order and decide your donation level after you receive the plants . Photos & lists at the store.