Pillsbury Free Library News | July 17, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
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Adult and Teen 2020 Summer Adventure
Last week we mentioned our READsquared online summer programs. If you don't want to spend more time online, even to log your progress in our challenge, don't worry! We have paper copies of the fun challenges that will get you out and about locally in a safe way. You may even learn something about Warner!
Community News
Warner Town Offices are relocating within the building. The Tax Collector has moved to a basement office with a new service window looking into the meeting space. The Selectboard's Administrative Assistant has moved to the former tax office on the main floor (left as you come in the front doors).
Please continue to ring the side doorbell for scheduled appointments, and check the Warner website for additional changes over the coming weeks.

Warner Parks and Recreation approved Community Pickleball to resume on the tennis court at Riverside. Mondays at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, and Thursdays at 5:30 pm. Players must bring their own paddle and balls and keep distance during breaks.
Kearsarge Wildcats Registrations are open. no fees until a season is confirmed but they need to commit to the league with a number of players by August 1.
Sad Goodbyes
The Local Motion Studio (below The Local Restaurant) has permanently closed.
The FootHills Restaurant has also announced on FaceBook that it is closing "indefinitely" on July 19.

In Memoriam: Richard "Cut" Cutting, July 13, 2020. Richard was active in many of Warner's organizations, and a long time employee of the Merrimack County Telephone Company. His family suggests Memorial gifts be made to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, of which he was a Board member for years.

The New Hampshire Telephone Museum has regretfully cancelled their monthly events that had been organized for this season. Some publicity was unable to be cancelled, and they apologize for any confusion this has caused.
The Museum itself is, however, open for visitors, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Museums & Parks
2 more 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.
Wadleigh State Park on Kezar Lake in Sutton is now included in the list requiring a reservation.
Our Library's NH Parks passes can be issued for one group per day, We are currently limiting bookings of the pass to no more than 7 days in advance, and once a week per household. However, if a pass is not booked by anyone at the end of the prior day, that limit can be waived.
Note : There are a few parks not covered by the Library Pass. See more...
UNH History Professors discuss the Black Death, the 1918 flu pandemic, and COVID-19 as part of UNH’s COVID-19 webinar series in Session 10: Pandemics through History.

By Degrees NH Public Radio series covering climate change: How Do Climate Justice and Racial Justice Intersect?

Borrow from the Library
Books by Joel Christian Gill

Tech Tips: Carts & Deferred holds
Using Carts.
When logged into our catalog, you can place items you may want to consider into a cart. Then check off the boxes next to the ones you want now, and place a "hold" on the batch so staff will see them. You can also email the cart to yourself or to a friend!
Warning! Carts empty themselves after a while.
Suspending holds
For titles you want to defer to a later date, you can place a hold and then "suspend" it until a set date of your choice. When the set date arrives, you will be notified as soon as it is available.
Unsure when you will be ready? Suspend the hold with no set date and return to edit it later.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Miss Sue Reading
Summer Program! Grades K and up
"Imagine Your Story" Meetups have started by "drive-in" on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm in the parking lot of the NH Telephone Museum. All families are welcome. Free. Other activities to do also!
Sign up now ! Register here to reserve an activity kit for projects to do at home.
A scavenger hunt is now on the Warner downtown Rail Trail walk . Please use your eyes only to find 3 Dragons, 5 Unicorns, 4 Castles, and 4 Knights' shields. Leave them for others to find!

Preschool storytimes
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytimes at 10:30 am. S ee the Warner 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

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.

Teen Summer Book discussion:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Wed. July 22 at 3:30 pm, via Zoom (link on calendar ).To be sent the link by email, register through the library.
Free Teen Summer Audio books
This week's free downloads available until July 23 from Sync audiobooks for teens are Fake by Eric Simonson and New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Download them now to read them later! More information
Suggestions from NH Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, first kisses.. Read more...
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
A dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright. 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 Monthly Board meeting on July 21, 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.
Helpful Neighbors in the Spotlight
Thank you to our neighbors the New Hampshire Telephone Museum , for allowing us to use their parking lot to hold our Children's Summmer Program "drive-in" readings and activity kit distributions.
Also for laminating our temporary new hours to place on top of the former hours on our lamp-post signs.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
This week we are thanking some artisans for their donations of items to the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social which was postponed due to COVID-19.
Ken Hazen and LInda Hartman of Warner each donated a personally crafted basket.