Pillsbury Free Library News | May 27, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Town Records, and Sprinklers!
Installation of "compact shelving" for Town Records at Town Hall is complete, and employees from several Departments are diligently moving record books and files into them, from the multiple prior storage areas.
The shelving is in the space behind the current Town Clerk's office area (previously the Town administrator and Selectboard's office),
Sprinklers are in the process of being installed at Town Hall. In the lower level and some offices, the exposed pipes, which arrive in orange color, will be painted to blend in. In the Main Hall and addition, the pipes will be installed out of sight in the attic,

The Library and Town Offices will be closed Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day Holiday. See below for activities.

Town committees... When/What?
Wed. June 2 Warner Conservation Commission 7 pm by zoom

Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links: warner.nh.us/agenda

To receive Town notices or emergency alerts, sign up at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/

Spring Book Sale at Pillsbury Free Library Sat. June 5, 9:30-12:30 (outdoors). DVDs, Children's books, adult fiction and nonfiction, and some plants, for sale by donation.
Please don't donate items to the sale this time, as we are trying to clear out some space!
To volunteer for setup, pack-up or sales, call the library 603-456-2289.
The next Red Cross Blood Drive at United Church of Warner is Friday June 11, 1 pm - 6 pm. at United Church of Warner. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or RedCrossBlood.org and enter WARNER to schedule an appointment.

School District news Kearsarge.org

Veterans' BBQ Tuesday June 1, 11-1pm
Class of 2021 Commencement
Saturday, June 12, 1 pm (rain date: 6/13)

Last Day of School (Projected)
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.
Simonds School calendar:
May 27: 5th Gr. Environmental Camp
June 14: Davis Awards

Warner Parks and Recreation has announced that the beach and facilities at Silver Lake (on Bean Road) are open for the season. There are picnic tables, changing rooms and bathrooms, shade trees and sandy beach, and the spring-fed water is always refreshing!

The NH Champion mulberry tree in the Jim Mitchell Community Park was given a "haircut" this week by Chippers. can you spot the three tree workers in this photo?
Warner People
Condolences to the family of Dennis Inman who passed away suddenly May 22, 2021. https://www.chadwickfuneralservice.com/obituary/dennis-inman.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday June 3, 2021 from 4 to 6 PM at Chadwick Funeral Home, 235 Main Street, New London, NH.

On Tuesday May 25 the Board of Selectmen accepted the resignation of Selectman Jonathan Lord. If you are interested in being appointed to fill the Selectboard position until March 2022 elections, contact selectboard@warner.nh.us or mail to Selectboard, PO Box 265, Warner, NH 03278.
The Board also accepted the notice of resignation of Police officer C.J. Fitzgerald. The position will be advertised in early June.

The Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts Class of 2021 graduated on May 8, 2021. Congratulations graduates! What a year!
COVID updates and vaccine info
Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 0 active cases, with a total of 202 cases so far, an increase of only 1 from last week's newsletter. Keep up the good work!

NH COVID vaccination Information vaccines.nh.gov or call 211. Drop-ins are now allowed at some sites daily 3-6 pm Mon-Sat.

May 17, 2021 NH Public Health Recommendations for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated When Around Others From Outside the Household: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/fully-vaccinated-guidance.pdf

Governor Sununu's Covid-19 Universal Best Practices became effective May 7, 2021 for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider.
Memorial Day Services
From Paul Violette, Post 39 Adjutant: On Monday, May 31, 2021 the American Legion Post 39 will repeat the same process as last year for Memorial Day Services
We will salute departed comrades both at the Pine Grove Cemetery and on the North Village Road near the Bridge over the Warner River.  
Members and Veterans will meet at the Legion Hall at 10:30 AM to pick up gear for the Color Detail and the Firing Squad. We will leave for the Cemetery by 11.00 AM.
Post 39 participants will then drive and/or ride to the Pine Grove Cemetery for the presentation of a prayer and salute and then proceed to the Warner River for another prayer and salute in remembrance for Veterans that perished at Sea. The Legion Detail will then return to the Legion Hall to stow all gear be dismissed. 
All persons that wish are welcome to attend this event. Hopefully we may be able to conduct the Memorial Day Exercises next year as we have for more than 100 years.

There will be no event at the Town Hall due to COVID-19. The Kearsarge Regional High School Band will also not be coming for any activities in Warner.

However, KRHS will be streaming a Virtual Memorial Day Observance with music Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11 AM on Facebook and the KRSD homepage Kearsarge.org.

Any honorably discharged veteran that served on active duty, as of December 7, 1941 through the present date of hostilities, yet to be reached, is eligible to join the American Legion. NEXT MEETING of Post 39: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the ​Post 39 Hall (8 Kearsarge St. Extension, across from Sugar River Bank.), contact http://www.post39warnernh.org/contact.html
Art News
The Sunapee Region Arts Atlas is being developed, and welcomes input and donations. The projects core is an interactive website & digital map, highlighting arts and cultural assets. Extended information on the interactive map will include: Restaurants and eateries, Accommodations including hotels, inns, B&Bs, vacation rentals, Locally owned shops & businesses, Trails & Recreation, Natural Resources, Other Attractions, Artist Directory, and an Arts & Culture Event Calendar. Check out the art and cultural listings so far and suggest additions!
The Arts Atlas is a core project of the Arts & Business Alliance–a coalition of area arts organizations, businesses and community leaders that focuses on creating arts and business partnerships to boost the local economy.
Business News - Reopenings!
Warner Public Market has reopened for in-person visitors as of May 26. Online ordering and curb service is still available.
Starting on June 15, MainStreet BookEnds will be reopening to in-person visits from customers, Tuesdays through Fridays Noon to 6 pm ,and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. First, the store and its owners will be taking a vacation (well-earned!) and be closed for all business, June 1 thru June 14.
E-commerce: How to impact and grow your online store with your time and not your money! (Zoom).
Other workshops also available.
We Recommend
To Do
For NH Museum links and info about library passes, visit

The Currier Museum of Art reopened April 1. currier.org.

MFA- Boston: Beginning May 29, no mask requirements for visitors and staff,. To use our promo-code "pass", call us 603-456-2289.

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum Mon. through Sat., 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays, noon to 4 pm.

The Nature Discovery Museum in Warner (next to the Indian Museum) plans to open June 5, 2021. Volunteers needed! ndcnh.org.
Looking for weekend volunteers. contact Sandy at 603-822-2234.

NH State Parks are using the same reservation system as last year. 26 parks are now open. Save $$ using a library pass,
This week's recommendation:
Odiorne Point State Park (Rye)
includes a trail map and other info.

Odiorne Point State Park Seacoast Center
Or book a wildlife kayak tour:
Job Search:
Be a Successful You!
by Roger Robbins
Looking for a new job or launching a different career? First step: connect with great resources at Pillsbury Free Library.

Start with What Color is Your Parachute 2020 by Richard Bolles.
There are 10 million job vacancies each month, says Bolles, so which is right for you? Take the book's 2 part self-inventory, then read the author's advice on "The Best and Worst Ways to Look for Jobs".

Best wishes for a successful job search!

Newest adult books
for March APRIL and MAY
Find previous lists at our catalog.
Remember, we can borrow titles not in our collection. Just ask!

Watch & Learn

From NH Humanities, Native Bees of New England - their Diversity and Natural History - hosted by NH Audubon on Zoom. June 1 at 7 pm.

Big Trees in New Hampshire with Kevin Martin Wed., June 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM, Online. Email for link: newmarketlibrarystaff@gmail.com

NH Humanities: “Abolitionists of the Noyes Academy” with Dan Billin. June 7th at 7pm. Link
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
This is the 2021 Great Stone Face winner!! Thank you to all who voted. The next set of books for 2022 has been ordered and will be available soon! Happy reading!
GSF books are geared for 4th-7th grade reading level.
Just a reminder that the Summer program starts July 6th, Free, and choose which days to join. Make reading fun!
Also, kids' t-shirts are still available and a few sizes of adults. Brochures of the schedule were sent home from school, or are available from the library.
Our New Children's Items
Preschool Story Time
Join Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link or call 603-456-2289.
Many classes have done their annual end of school year visit. Miss Sue LOVED seeing everyone and can't wait to have them back in the library!!

Find a Camp – YMCA Alliance of Northern New England (ymcasofnh.org) https://ymcasofnh.org/find-a-camp/

DOE Summer Camp Program
The Department of Education is offering summer programming. The state-operated summer enrichment program will pay up to $650 of the youth recreation camp fees of qualifying students. Parents/caregivers of qualifying students will select a New Hampshire youth recreation camp from a list of approved camps across the state. For more information, please visit https://rekindlingcuriosityeducation.nh.gov/
TEEN TALK with Linda
A Flume (Gr. 9-12) nominee

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy…  Read More   

Book Talk on YouTube
More about the Flume Award
An Isinglass (Gr. 7-8) nominee

A beautifully illustrated story that follows a young boy as he tries to navigate life through fairytales, an instant classic that shows us how we are all connected. The Magic Fish tackles tough subjects in a way that accessible with readers of all ages, and teaches us that no matter what—we can all have our own happy endings.
A graphic novel… Read More

Book Talk on YouTube
More about the Isinglass Award
Free Teen audiobooks from SYNC all summer! No waiting lists!
Sign up with your email address at www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync/
Once you are registered for the SYNC program you can use Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive! You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program. 
How do you set up Sora?
  1. Download Sora from the Apple App Storeor Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in your browser.
  2. In Sora, tap "I have a setup code" (at the bottom of the screen).
  3. Enter this setup code: audiobooksync.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.
  5. Tap Explore (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles. There are two titles available to download each week, and you have plenty of time to listen to them later, but must download them during that week.
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm at Warner Town Hall lawn.
  • Pick up a free seasonal kids craft kit at the Library (call 603-456-2289)!
Coming Soon
  • Warner Historical Soc."barnsale" reopens outdoors, Saturday May 29, 9-12.
  • BookEnds Book Group Sun. June 6 at 4 pm The National Road' by Tom Zoellner
  • Plant sale at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Sat. June 5, 10 to 4 pm.
  • NH Herbal Network Herb and Garden Day at MKIM, Sat. June 5, 10 am - 4 pm ($5) 
  • Spring Book Sale at Pillsbury Free Library Sat. June 5, 9:30-12:30 (outdoors).
  • Library Book Group Wed. June 9, 1:30 pm Lily and the Octopus by Stephen Rowley. outdoors at library, weather permitting.
  • Navajo Weaving Workshop at MKIM Saturday, June 12, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tory Hill Author Series: Ty Gagne, author of Last Traverse, Sat. July 10 at 7 pm via Zoom.
  • Public reading of historic speech by Frederick Douglass Sat. July 3 at Noon,Town Hall lawn.

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees meetings by Zoom include the Monthly Board Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm, and various Committee meetings, some that meet monthly, are usually at 6 pm..
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.

On Tuesday May 18, the Library Board of Trustees voted to aim for reopening the library to brief in-person browsing around June 28, 2021. The decision is based on low levels of local Covid-19 cases, increasing vaccination levels, and waiting for completion of a floor refinishing project which is scheduled for Mid June. The floor project will require moving furniture and shelves.
Your donations keep Library services strong!
Houseplants for sale. Call 456-2289 to arrange a time to select your plant.
New! Chive, mint and rhubarb plants.
Colorful cotton corner bookmarks crafted and donated by Marcia Moyer are the gentle way to mark your place in a book.
Stained glass theme "Thank You" cards (3 for $5), or other non-specific library stained glass cards (5 for $10), pictured here.
Call 603-456-2289 to arrange for pickup.

ONLINE BOOK and DVD SALE from Facebook album
Just call or email us if you see something in the photos you want to purchase. Price = you choose your donation.
All books for sale have been isolated for many weeks.
Contributions to the library may be donated online, mailed to P. O. Box 299, Warner NH 03278 or put in the bookdrop! Contact us if you have any questions.