Pillsbury Free Library News | June 3, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
FRIDAY June 4, you can help the Warner Area Food Pantry by purchasing items on their wish list and donating conveniently in the Market Basket parking area during the Stuff-a Cruiser event from 3-6 pm.
Miss the event? Drop off items any weekday at the tent behind the Warner Community Center, 46 W. Main Street.

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!

Town committees... When/What?
Mon. June 7 at 7 pm: Choice of Planning Board, Parks and Rec, or Festival Board (WFFF in person at Cafe One East)

Tues. June 8 Board of Selectmen 7 pm Agenda includes discussion on reopening Town buildings, and "Steve Ready, as it relates to the location known as "The Local"" warner.nh.us/agenda/?show=selectmen
Wed. June 9: Zoning Board 7 pm.

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/
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

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

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum could use a few volunteers to help finish painting one side of the museum. Equipment and supplies provided. If you have a few hours to spare during the week, call 603-456-2600 or e-mail info@indianmuseum.org.

Rain Check! The Warner Historical Society Barn Sale was not open May 29 due to weather. Planning on next Saturday June 5, and WHS thanks you for all your support and understanding!

Jim Mitchell Community Park was host to a mini-concert for Simonds School 4th and 5th graders by the Portsmouth brass quintet on Tuesday, June 1.
Another Little Free Library was installed recently by Peter Anderson and Gary Young, on the lawn of Cafe One East and it is managed by Peter. This and the red one at NHTM are both registered in the nation-wide Little Free Library Book-Sharing Network. LittleFreeLibrary.org.
How this works - “Take one, Leave one”. Anyone may take a book, but then you are encouraged to add a book you are finished reading to replace the one you are taking. Books for children are encouraged, too. There is no extra place to store additional books so please only replace what you take. Join the fun and think about what your neighbors may like to read!
Construction Noises at Night? Travel delays on I-89? Check twitter!
Warner residents on Facebook asking about night time construction noise learned it was I-89 resurfacing work. Thanks, Kimberley Brown Edelmann for letting us know that NHDOT now pushes I-89 real time traffic alerts to Twitter users! https://twitter.com/nhdotI89. For more customized alerts visit: mytrips.newengland511.org
Warner People
Sean Toomey now NH Fire Marshall
On June 2, the NH Executive Council unanimously confirmed the appointment of Sean P. Toomey as State Fire Marshall.
The announcement says "Marshal Toomey of Warner, NH, most recently served as Deputy State Fire Marshal since 2018 and a chief officer with the Warner, NH Fire Department since 2012.
Marshal Toomey is a licensed fire protection engineer since 2003 and attained his firefighter certification in 2004 as a call firefighter with the Goffstown Fire Department. He has extensive training and experience in building safety, fire codes and fire investigations. Marshal Toomey will manage the Division of Fire Safety and is responsible for overseeing fire investigations, fire safety regulations, coordinating state agency response to hazardous materials incidents, modular building standards and providing support to the State Board of Fire Control."
Tim Blagden of Warner is the main speaker in a Concord TV video covering a tour of a 2.5 mile segment of the Concord - Lake Sunapee Rail Trail that runs from Fisherville Road to Carter Hill Road in Concord. The video, "Lets Go: Exploring The Concord - Lake Sunapee Rail Trail" shows you where to park, trail amenities, and future plans for the trail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaWs65bW2t0
Visit www.concordlakesunapeerailtrail.com for more about this and other segments of the trail, including two completed sections in Warner.

Bill Gould of Warner was featured in a Concord Monitor article Wednesday June 2 about the construction of a traditional birchbark canoe. The canoe, part of the Abenaki Trails Project, was tested on the Contoocook River in Hopkinton but not launched yet, needing a little more time for the sealant to cure due to the cold weather. Photos and videos at facebook.com/Abenaki-Trails-Project-130903648704620
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 zero 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.

Good news! As of June 2, the 7 day average number of new NH cases was down 40% compared to the previous 7 days, and is close to the levels of March 2020 according to https://www.covid19.nh.gov/ a source of various NH COVID-19 information.

Governor Sununu's Covid-19 Universal Best Practices became effective May 7, 2021 for all individuals, businesses, and organizations to consider.
Garden Tips
Did you know cabbage moths are territorial?
Library Assistant Linda Lacasse found this suggestion to prevent cabbage moth caterpillars - scare the moths away with imitation moths! A printable Moth decoy page is available at goodseedco.net/blog/posts/cabbage-butterfly-decoy. or make your own! Linda says: I cut them out, put them back to back and slide a piece of string in between. Use packing tape to seal them, then tie string to a stick.
More information and ideas are at Yankee Farmer's Almanac
Business News: Re-openings!
Missy and Mike Biagiotti's Lavender Farm at Pumpkin Blossom Farm was featured in a lovely article online at Here in NH For more about the farm see their Facebook page.
Open farm hours start June 18, and summer hours will be Wednesday-Sunday 10 am - 6pm.PYO Lavender dates will be posted closer to July.
Positions available
SweetBeet Market / Kearsarge Food Hub has positions in the Farm, Market & kitchen . Application at

Possible new tenant at The Local? See Board of Selectmen's agenda for Tuesday June 8!

Site work at Exit 9 is starting to show the shape of things to come!
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,

Find our 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

Registration is open for NH Telephone Museum's virtual program "OPEN QUESTIONS: IS PRIVACY DEAD?" June 25 at 7 pm.

Native Predatory Wasps: Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects June 8, 7pm
presented by Heather Holm, Pollinator Conservationist. Register

NH Humanities: “Abolitionists of the Noyes Academy” with Dan Billin. June 7 at 7pm. Link
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Just a reminder that the Children's Summer program starts July 6th. Sessions will be conducted outdoors, it is Free, and you can choose which days to join in. Make reading fun!
Also, kids' t-shirts are still available and a few sizes of adult T's.

Brochures of the schedule were sent home from school, or are available from the library. (Apologies for the wrong link last week!). Information can also be found at

Our New Children's Items
Preschool Story Time
Join Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am.

Outdoors, in-person story time!
Starting June 10th, story time will be "Live" with in-person gatherings! The small grassy area at MainStreet BookEnds by the patio is where Miss Sue will be. bring a "picnic blanket" or seats and meet there at 10:30 am. Questions? Call 603-456-2289 or email Miss Sue.
Many kids LOVE non-fiction, so here is our Children's Biography section. They especially enjoy the "Who is" series and we have quite a few!
Find a Camp – YMCA Alliance of Northern New England (ymcasofnh.org) https://ymcasofnh.org/find-a-camp/

Kimball Jenkins Art Summer Camp for Ages 6-17 Starts in 6 short weeks! Click the link for more info or to register https://www.kimballjenkins.com/summercamp.

DOE Summer Camp Program fee assistance
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
An Isinglass (Gr. 6-8) nominee

Mary Lambert has always felt safe and protected on her beloved island of Martha's Vineyard. Her great-great-grandfather was an early English settler and the first deaf islander. Now, in 1805, over a hundred years later, many people there -- including Mary -- are deaf, and nearly everyone can communicate in sign language. Mary has never felt isolated. She is proud of her lineage. But recent events have delivered winds of change. Read more

Book Talk on YouTube
More about the Isinglass Award
A Flume (Gr. 9-12) nominee

Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Jade's sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew's Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Jade as their next target. They picked the wrong girl. Sworn to vengeance... Read more

Book Talk on YouTube
More about the Flume Award
Free Teen audiobooks from SYNC all summer! Download this week's titles and you can listen later. Directions to sign up www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync/.

Rook by Sharon Cameron | Read by Caroline Feraday
In a dystopian future, the earth's magnetic poles have shifted, wiping away all technology and returning Paris, now the "Sunken City," to a political hellscape. Fierce and fearless, Sophia disguises herself and sets out to rescue the innocent... Read More
Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas | Read by Jennifer Jill Araya
Narrator Jennifer Araya’s heartfelt and determined performance will have listeners rooting for aspiring teenaged chef Isa as she joins an intense cooking competition in France... Read More 
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm at Warner Town Hall lawn.
  • Warner Historical Soc."barnsale" outdoors, Saturdays 9 am -12 pm
  • Pick up a free seasonal kids craft kit at the Library (call 603-456-2289)!
Coming Soon
  • Stuff-a-Cruiser for the Warner Area Food Pantry (wish list avail.) Fri. June 4, 3-6 pm.
  • 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
  • NH Telephone Museum virtual program "OPEN QUESTIONS: IS PRIVACY DEAD?" June 25 at 7 pm. REGISTER
  • Public reading of historic speech by Frederick Douglass Sat. July 3 at Noon,Town Hall lawn.
  • Tory Hill Author Series: Ty Gagne, author of Last Traverse, Sat. July 10 at 7 pm via Zoom.

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.