Pillsbury Free Library News | August 7, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Library usage (before COVID 19)
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Community News
Exit 9 Intervale new businesses?
Comet, LLC Landuse case files for the location next to Evans' Fuel Mart have been updated with a Final Alteration of Terrain Application and other documents:

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Sample Ballots for the State Primary Election on September 8 can be downloaded from the Town website or by clicking here. Polling hours are 7 AM to 7 PM at the Warner Town Hall. Information about voting, including absentee ballots, is on the Town Clerk's page.

Peaches are in! Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook, 603-746-3811. Peaches, Plums & Nectarines in August, Apples in Sept.- Oct.
Blueberries! Pick your own at Blue Moon Berry Farm on Waldron Hill Rd. in Warner.
Kearsarge Regional School District There is now a DRAFT District Reopening Plan. The 1st day of school is Mon. Aug. 1.
Planning to Homeschool? David Bates has created some FaceBook groups to help parents share ideas and resources.
and Gear Up Homeschoolers have been around for a while.

Center for the Arts Lake Sunapee Region has a survey on how to make the Arts more accessible and diverse: Survey
And another one, on what should be included on the Lake Sunapee Cultural Map: TAKE THE ARTS MAP SURVEY

Census 2020
State and Federal funding is based on census data. If you haven't yet filled out the census, please do! Residents don't need the Census ID to respond, simply enter your address at 2020census.gov/

Learn /Do
Hopkinton Historical Society “ALL…ABOARD!” Driving Tour of 7 Railroad Points of Interest in Hopkinton. This tour with narrative and images can be viewed or downloaded from HopkintonHistory.org, or followed on TheClio.com website or via the Clio downloadable app that allows you to view driving tours of historical and cultural sites.
A live Civil War mortar shoot at Earth and Sky Farm - 463 Schoodac Rd. THIS SATURDAY, Aug. 8 beginning approximately 10:30 am.
Expect periodic loud booms.

Rebecca & Adi Rule (Aug. 22)

Found in the Stacks
ROGER Recommends: NH History
You can find lists of newly added downloadable books, and other tips about using NH.overdrive.com for free books and magazines on the NH Downloadable Books Blog at http://nhdbooks.blogspot.com/.
You can also sign up to have the blog posts of new titles emailed directly to you.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Summer Program!
"Imagine Your Story"
Gr. K and up
"Drive-in" programs:
Final week of Summer programs
Tues. Aug 11, 9:30 AM: Building bridges
story, activity handout, link to a short video.
Wed. Aug 12, 1:30 PM LAST DAY! Kids can share a few of their projects, then Miss Sue will hand out certificates and prizes.

Sign up now! Register here to reserve an activity kit for projects to do at home.

There is a new story on the Warner Rail Trail Story Walk: Miss Paul and the President by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Nancy Zhang. How Alice Paul helped women get the right to VOTE!

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.

Thinking of Homeschooling instead of sending your child to public school? Search our catalog for Homeschooling books, and/or the topics you will teach. Call or email for help. Also search Parenting titles.

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

Get ready for School!
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays 9 am -1 pm
Coming Soon

  • Tory Hill Readers - CANCELLED Bernd Heinrich (Sat. Aug. 8) but Aug. 22 event still planned.
  • Hay Day at the Fells Sat. Aug. 9, 10 - 2. Old-fashioned games, music, children’s art projects, scavenger hunt, petting zoo, face painting, and more!
  • 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
  • Book DIscussion Wed. Aug 12, 1:30 pm and Thurs. Aug 27 at 8:30 pm via Zoom The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason (unlim. ebooks available at nh.OverDrive.com for NH "Big Read").
  • Tory Hill Readers - Rebecca & Adi Rule Sat. Aug. 22, 7 pm on Zoom. email info@warnerhisorical.com or buy ticket for $5 online for the link.
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
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
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, online using Zoom: All Welcome.
Earn points for a Mission if you are using READsquared!
Wed. Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm

Kearsarge Summer Reading
Suggestions from NH Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
If I did something risky now, something big — it's almost like it wouldn't even be my fault. ... Read more...
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she'd want to fail a test... 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 Policies Committee Tues. Aug. 11 at 6 pm, and the Monthly Board Meeting on Tues. Aug. 18 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.
Local Heroes in the Spotlight
Thank you to The InterTown Record weekly newspaper and its writers, three of whom are Warner residents (Ray Carbone, Kathy Carson, and Peter St. James). This useful newspaper covers all the towns in the Kearsarge Regional School District and more, keeping us informed in detail about local decisions and events. You can buy it in Warner or subscribe to delivery by mail.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Thank you to more Auction Sponsors
The Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social was postponed due to COVID-19, but we are thanking donors each week to keep your appetite whetted!
Ray Carbone donated a copy of "If these Walls could talk: Boston Bruins", signed by the author Dale Arnold AND athlete Ray Bourque.
The Kumin Family donated copies of books by Maxine Kumin, the Pullitzer Prize-winning poet.