Pillsbury Free Library News | August 28, 2020 Warner, N.H.
Community News From Your Library
Note: The Library staff will be OFF DUTY Sept. 5 to 7, Labor Day Weekend.
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Ballot Counters Needed!
Ballots in Warner are counted by hand. Registered voters in the Town of Warner are needed for this all-volunteer process. 
State Primary Election Day is Tuesday, Sept. 8 and the General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls close both days at 7 p.m. The time commitment for Sept. 8 is 7 p.m. to approx. 10 p.m., the General Election is expected to have a later conclusion, as more ballots will need to be counted. Please email Kathy Carson at kathy.carson50@gmail.com to be included in the ballot counting process. Protocols will be masks on at all times, gloves and hand sanitizer provided, 4 to a table for voting veracity, and tables will be distanced. All possible windows will be open for increased ventilation. (Note: Photo is from 2016). More at https://sos.nh.gov/elections/information including electionProcedure manual 2020, guidance-2020-election-operations, and
Community News
Supervisors of the Checklist Public Sessions, at Town Hall, voter registrations and corrections - masks required:
Tuesday 9/01/20 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Town Clerk's office will be open from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 7th, 2020 (Labor Day) for absentee voting only. Please enter using the side entrance of the building.  Masks are required to vote in person in the Town Hall on Sept 8. Other accommodations will be provided to vote if you cannot wear a mask.

Information about voting, including absentee ballots, is on the Town Clerk's page. The form to request an absentee ballot can be downloaded here.

"When submitting an absentee ballot due to COVID-19 concerns, please check the box for disability on the affidavit envelope. (The Request for Absentee Ballot has a checkbox for COVID-19 but the affidavit envelope does not)."

Job opening: 20 hrs/wk Town of Warner Administrative Assistant. The job description can be viewed HERE,
Land Use Application Documents are added to the Warner website landuse page when applications are being considered. This week an application was posted for a covered lumber storage building near the I-89 Exit 7 Northbound on-ramp.
Sign up for email alerts and notices at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/

Census 2020 Response rate : Warner responses went up slightly again last week to 63.4%, still lagging behind average N.H. 64.5%, U.S. 64.6% 2020census.gov/

Elderly Complex Board Members Needed: The Board of Directors of the HUD elderly housing complex is in need of at least 2 board members to remain a legal entity. Duties consist of ONLY ONE annual meeting to listen to the auditors report and the housing supervisors report, about 2 1/2 hours max. If interested in volunteering contact Bob Heslop, blheslop@tds.net

Simonds School updates are posted on their remote learning page, including how to sign up for breakfasts and lunches.

Condolences to the family of recently passed Warner resident Kathleen Skinner
To Do!
Have you put on the "Covid 15"? FREE Virtual eight-week nutrition program from New London Hospital "Healthy Weight and Wellness".
Wednesdays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 8, 5:30 – 6:30 PM.
Contact: 603-526-5083 Wellness.Connection@NewLondonHospital.org. Registration required

Timely, and timeless, civics101 podcasts from New Hampshire Public Radio's website make learning about how our government works as easy as ...listening.
20 Storms That Altered New Hampshire's Landscape, a program delivered by WMUR meteorologist Kevin Skarupa during the NH Historical Society's 2018 Spring Lecture Series, Natural Disasters in New Hampshire.

Raising chickens or other livestock? Two informative magazines you can borrow from the library are Backyard Poultry magazine and Countryside and Small Stock Journal.

See our Aug.14 newsletter for tips on requesting specific magazine issues.
Library TECH TIPS:
Converting Cart items to Holds
Sometimes when browsing the library catalog you find more items than you actually need, but want time to keep looking before you decide.
Simply put items being considered in a temporary Cart, then select your "keepers" and place a hold on them all with one click. Staff will then check them out to you and contact you.
You will need to be logged into your account to place holds. Contact us if you need help.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Just a reminder- there are children's magazines to check out. They're in plastic covers for protection. The "Kids Discover" magazine is great for quick information for homeschooling or school reports, and will show when you search by topic.
Preschool Story Times
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.

"STEAM to go" kits are ready for you to check out and use at home. So far three have been purchased: "Math Patterns & Tactile Kit" (Pre K-Gr.1), "Math Games & Trivia Kit" (Gr.4 and up), and "Circuits & Technology Kit" (Gr.4 and up). Each kit contains a book for reading, directions and several games and/or projects.
These Kits were purchased with funds from a NH State Library Summer Learning Grant, provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Children’s Librarians of NH (CLNH) and other funds administered by the NH State Library provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Upcoming Local Events in Brief
Every Week

Coming Soon
  • NH State Primary elections Tues. Sept 8. Polling open 7 am - 7 pm at Warner Town Hall.
  • Library Book Discussion Wed. Sept 9, 1:30 pm, Euphoria by Lily King -on Zoom +/or outdoors?
  • BookEnds Book Group Sun. Sept 13, 4 pm via Zoom A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
  • Poetry readings (via Zoom) on Mon. Sept. 21, 7 pm from COVID Spring: Granite State Pandemic Poems, an anthology edited by N.H. Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary. Information at NHSL Center for the Book's blog
  • Annual Meeting for Warner Historical Society. Thurs. Sept 24, 7 pm on Zoom. Followed by Barn History talk. info@warnerhistorical.com. Members will get an email.
  • Evening Book Discussion: Thurs. Sept 24 at 8:30 pm via Zoom. Hosted by Terry Hathaway.

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk
Teen Reading
With so many other distractions available, it's all too easy for teens to turn on the television or log on to a social networking site-rather than pick up something good to read. Here are two popular books that will pique their interest.
Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat lurks in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray... Read More
Paul Walden is not an alpha lobster, the hypermasculine crustacean king who intimidates the other male lobsters... Read More

Gr. 7-8:

Gr. 9-12:

Kearsarge Summer Reading
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees meetings by Zoom include the Monthly Board Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, and various Committee meetings.
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.
Fall Foliage Festival 2020
The 73rd Warner Fall Foliage Festival will be held Online from Warner, N.H. Saturday, October 10th, 2020. "To continue our tradition of giving back, the board will set aside $5000 in Festival reserve funds as a challenge match for any donations we receive this year. Our goal is to raise an additional $5000 through sponsorships, donations and participation in virtual Festival events." http://wfff.org/.
"All proceeds from this year’s events will be donated to the Warner Area Food Pantry and Fuel Assistance funds managed by the Belknap Merrimack Community Action Program to help local residents in need."
"Sign up for the 2020 Festival 5k fun run/walk, buy a raffle ticket for cash prizes, or watch streaming coverage of historical parades and other online events. Support your favorite Festival crafters listed in the crafts directory."
Local Businesses in the Spotlight
Still open for business: Thanks to our local businesses there are many items available to us with minimal travel, so for example, we can purchase and send gifts and cards to our loved ones even when we cannot meet up in person.
Locally produced Art, gifts and cards are available at Warner Pharmacy, Warner Public Market, Country Cobwebs, MainStreet BookEnds (they also have games and homeschooling resources), Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum gift store, Carroll Studio; and even the Warner Post Office has greeting cards (but not by local artists)!
Cards by Warner's Mimi Wiggin that depict local scenes and wildlife are available at both the Pharmacy and BookEnds. Cards by Alison Howe are shown in the photo. Keep in touch, support and showcase your Community! Go, WARNER!
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
In the past, book sale volunteers and donors (you know who you are!) have helped us raise over $2000 in one weekend. This year NO live Fall Festival and no flea market in 2020 means no big crowds for our book sale, flea market fees, or raffle income, so...we are announcing a new way to hold a book sale fundraiser.

ONLINE BOOK SALE photo album on Facebook (no FB account needed to view or buy: click "not now").
Just call or email us if you see something in the photos you want to purchase. Price = you choose your donation.

Sorry, no new donations of books accepted right now, as we have plenty to sell, including many children's and nonfiction, and not enough storage space or muscle.
**All books for sale have been in quarantine for weeks or months, and staff wear masks to handle**.