Pillsbury Free Library News | July 24, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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More Library Materials Tested
Battelle has completed a second study on how long some library materials would need to be quarantined prior to being put back into use. Testing was done by applying the SARS-CoV-2 virus on materials held at standard room temperature and humidity conditions. For board books, glossy paper and magazine pages = four days; magazine pages =5. More...
Community News
Warner Town Hall Offices' relocation has been in large part completed. The Town Clerk is now on the mid level by the side door, the Tax Collector and Land Use offices are on the lower level, and the administrator/ selectboard office and Selectboard's assistant on the main Hall level.

The Town Clerk's page has a link to a website of information about absentee voting in NH:
Additional voting information can be found at the NH Votes website:

New Faces
United Church of Warner has hired a new pastor, Jim Wilson, who is a resident of Warner.

Some Goodbyes
Wayne Santos, Interim Pastor at United Church of Warner, will be leaving as the new Pastor begins work. His last day will be August 16.

Administrative Assistant to the Board of Selectmen, Mary Whalen's last day of work at Warner Town Hall will be July 30. Mary has served at the Town Hall for 19 years in many positions and has been the go-to person for help on many topics.
28 NH State Parks and Mt. Washington State Park's Summit Visitor Center are now open for day use by reservation. Check the list and make an online reservation. See more...

Learn /Do
UMaine’s Racial Justice Challenge will be Aug. 3 - 7. If you sign up, you receive an email each day, for five days, with tasks designed to learn, listen, share, and take action regarding race, racism, and antiracism. Explore how to be antiracist (versus "not racist"), and more. To join, sign up online.

National Public Radio (NPR)'s series 1A : "home to the national conversation". Informative, relevant and thoughtful.
Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum's Virtual Powwow held on July 11 may be viewed by clicking on the video section of their Facebook page. It featured dancers, a storyteller, and an auction.

Kanopy movies to try (Free)
"Credit free: titles:

Books from the Library
Susan Ware: Why they marched

Berndt Heimrich (August 8):
Tech Tips
More Free movies : In your free account at warnernh.kanopy.com scroll down or type in a search for "credit free viewing" titles to expand your watching beyond your monthly limit on "credits" (titles) per person.
There are over 23,000 other documentaries, public TV programs, Oldies, independent and foreign films. Browsing is easiest on a browser but there is also an app.
To enlarge the image of your free digital magazines from nh.overdrive.com , click or tap the center of the page until you see icons at the top right. Select the ZOOM tool (Nancy thinks it looks like a tennis ball), then you can enlarge or move the section you are interested in looking at, and can swipe to turn pages. 25 titles available
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Summer Program! Gr. K and up
"Imagine Your Story" o utdoor program has been working well.
When children report their reading they have their names put on dragon scales in the Children's room window.
"Drive-in" programs:
Tues. July 28, 9:30 AM: "Unicorns"
Wed. July 29, 1:30 PM: "Dragons"
Full schedule here. Call 456-2289

Sign up now ! Register here to reserve an activity kit for projects to do at home.
The Fairy Village at the Library is looking FABULOUS!
Do you know a fairy or elf who wants to move in? Would you like to build a home for one? Please safely "distance" yourself.

Did you try the scavenger hunt along the Rail Trail yet? A list of hidden shapes to find is HERE.

Preschool storytimes
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytimes at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link.

REMEMBER, books to take home need to be ordered at least a day ahead !

Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays 9 am -1 pm
Coming Soon
  • Monday Morning Zentangle every week, 8 - 9:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link or contact the library (or check the Warner event calendar.)
  • Tory Hill Readers Series - Susan Ware, author of Why They Marched: Sat. July 25, 7 pm, $5. For zoom link email info@warnerhistorical.com.
  • Tory Hill Readers Series - Bernd Heinrich, author of A year in the Maine woods Sat. August 8, 7 pm, $5. For zoom link email info@warnerhistorical.com.
  • Book DIscussion Wed. Aug 12, 1:30 pm via Zoom The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason (unlim. ebooks available after Aug. 3 for State-wide "Big Read").

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
Teen Talk
Teen Summer Challenge:
Take on one or more "Missions" and complete easy challenges to win points and prizes!
Create a sign-in account at our site on READSquared to see mission options and log your progress, or contact the library or go online for printable copies of missions and report forms.

 Book Discussion online using Zoom The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Earn points for a Mission!
Wed. Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm
Free Teen Summer Audio books
This week's free downloads available until July 29 from Sync audiobooks for teens are Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina and Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Download them now to read them later! More information
Suggestions from NH Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress... Read more...
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur. Read more...

Both books are available at the library or at nh.overdrive.com (or use the Libby app)
Library Trustees' Meetings
Library Trustee committees next meetings by Zoom include the Library's Reopening Task Force Committee meeting on Tuesday July 28, 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.

"When will the Library reopen for visitors and browsing? " The Trustees and Staff are preparing for that day by acquiring PPE, supplies and signage, creating or updating policies, and examining the physical characteristics of the building including HVAC. They are paying careful attention to studies, virus statistics and safety protocols.
"The very nature of library operations means that staff come into close personal contact with a variety of individuals every day, and there is often an exchange of physical objects, some of which may have been in the hands of someone who was contagious. Minimizing the risk of transmission to staff and the public is paramount".( NHMA article)
Volunteers in the Spotlight
Thank you to Keira Jannsen, one of our youth volunteers who has been helping Sue Matott with Children's Summer Program activities for several years. She is assisting with our outdoor drive-in summer program this year.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
We have yet more people and businesses to thank for donations of items to the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social which was postponed due to COVID-19!
Jim McLaughlin of Warner donated a personally crafted Adirondack style chair made of skis!