Pillsbury Free Library News | April 22, 2021, Warner, N.H.
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In and Around Warner
Town committees... When/What?
Calendar https://warner.nh.us/calendar & details and links at warner.nh.us/agenda

Town Meeting business discussion session is scheduled for NEXT WEEKEND Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9 AM  See Warrant Bring your Town Report.
Location: Town Hall, inside and on lawn.
2020 TOWN REPORT is available online

To receive Town notices or emergency alerts, sign up at https://warner.nh.us/keep-in-touch/

United Church of Warner will be returning to in-person services on Mothers Day - Sunday May 9th, observing recommended COVID-19 protocols. The Church posts the weekly message videos on Youtube, which can be found through their website ucwarner.org.
Last week's message "Renew your mind" is at youtube.com/watch?v=9JWQQ42J0nc

Warner Ladies Softball league will play Sunday afternoons from the end of June-August. This is a really fun league that will be following the latest Covid protocols. If you are interested in registering a team or looking to play on a team please contact Andrea at woodlawnpet@gmail.com.
Pickleball begins April 26 at Riverside Park tennis court. All levels of player are welcome to this friendly, informal group. Schedule (weather permitting and when enough people show up):
Mon & Thurs 5:30-7:30 pm
Tues.10 am -12pm. and Sundays 1- 3 pm
Contact Sharon Nicosia @ 603-387-3257 if interested. The Team Reach App is used to post schedule updates and show players' availability. Bring your own paddle and hand sanitizer.

Kearsarge Regional School District
Letters were issued affirming continuing Covid precautions and mask protocols.
School vacation is this coming week.
297 School District personnel received their second-dose vaccination on April 16.

KRMS Yearbooks are printed and there are still some left! Order yours today. www.jostens.com/.../202011060421131.../CATALOG_SHOP/

2020 IRS tax filing deadline has been extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021.

The Library has Tax forms and copy service, computer use by appointment.
For free Tax help (AARP): nhtaxhelp.org or call 211.
Warner's Nature Discovery Center (formerly the Little Nature Museum) is looking for volunteers for the Museum's upcoming season starting in early June. Hours will be noon - 4:30 PM on Fridays and Sundays and 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM on Saturdays, starting June 6. A Mother or Dad and a child could volunteer together, if the child is of school age, and you can select which days to work. There are at least two volunteers "on duty" always. https://ndcnh.org/volunteer.html
Warner People
N.H. Telephone Museum is posting photos on their Facebook page to celebrate museum President and Curator Paul Violette who is moving away to sunny Florida.
This photo the museum posted of Paul V. is from 1965 at Automatic Electric's dial maintenance school, in Northlake, IL, a ten-week course.
Congratulations to KRHS April Student of the Month Samantha Frazee, a sophomore from Warner, who was selected for the honor based on nominations from school staff. facebook.com/KearsargeSAU65.

Rebecca Courser and Brick Moltz (WHS VP) were interviewed about the Mink Hills program by Yankee Cable News. You can see their segment here: https://ycnnow.com/2021/04/15/the-mink-hills-in-warner-nh/ (Registration is now full for the program)

Warner Parks and Rec adopt-a-highway volunteers cleaned up along Route 103 near Bagley field last week. Reports say it looks great!

Kearsarge Regional Middle School Principal Steve Paterson has been named New Hampshire Middle School Principal of the Year! www.facebook.com/KearsargeSAU65/
Phone dialing changes for 603 #s
Prepare now for changes in local (603) phone number dialing. Starting in October 2021, making local calls in NH will require an area code (603). From April 24, 2021, NH residents can start dialing 10-digits (area code + telephone number) when making local calls. Beginning Oct. 24, 2021, everyone in these area codes will be required to dial 10 digits. Long distance numbers will still require the prefix -1-.
WHY: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline. For 988 to work in our area code and 16 others, 10-digit local dialing must first be implemented.

Please note that calling 988 will not connect you to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline until July 16, 2022. Until then, if you or a loved one is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255. (1-800-273-TALK.)

Starting after April 24 you can change over any pre-programmed local speed dial, alerts or alarm call numbers to include all 10 digits (starting with 603).
Help with Finances
Did you pay funeral costs after losing someone due to COVID-19? FEMA may be able to help with funeral assistance. Learn more at FEMA.gov or call 844-684-6333 to get started, M-F 9a-9p Eastern Time. Additional information on applying for Funeral Assistance is available in this flyer and on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DgvN_9m58Z0
COVID updates and vaccine info
As posted by many restaurants including the Local and the Appleseed: "Although the Governor announced the end of the mask mandate yesterday, businesses are still required to follow the Safer at Home guidelines created by the State. This means restaurant guests are still required to wear masks, as they have been, until the guidelines are changed. Basically, mask rules remain the same for inside the restaurant and they are still required unless you are seated."
On May 7, the State will transition to a single, universal set of best practices. Sununu said businesses will still be able to set their own guidelines and policies that employees and customers must follow.
The governor noted that the state of emergency in New Hampshire may last until the end of the year. He said much of the federal aid coming into the state is tied to the state of emergency, so it might be necessary to keep it in effect, even if no restrictions are in place.

Update on Johnson and Johnson Vaccines: a brief summary of some theories:

NH COVID vaccination Information
vaccines.nh.gov or call 211 to make an appointment or ask questions. Summary at

Current cases of Covid-19 in Warner: 11 active cases, with a total of 186 cases so far, an increase of 11 from last week's newsletter.
KRSD reported a positive case affecting 3 buses last week. https://Kearsarge.org
Subway in Warner was closed on April 20 due to positive covid staff.

Update provided by Magdalen College administration on the COVID-19 outbreak: "As of Wednesday, April 13, 2021, 39 people in the college community had tested positive for COVID-19. The college continues to be under DHHS observation and is cooperating with its directives. The college has instituted isolation protocols for all students and staff and these will be in place until DHHS says otherwise.
However, on the direction of DHHS, a 30 of those students are cleared to leave room isolation and campus, being considered no longer infectious. A few cleared students went home by car to finish the term remotely. DHHS knows where they are and has been in touch with them. But most of the 30 are in residence on campus and such students may be in the general population, while on campus continuing to don masks and to socially distance, all classes being held remotely. By DHHS’s determination they pose no danger to the community. DHHS continues to track every student at Magdalen and in the coming two weeks the college expects to have all students and staff off isolation and free of infection. The college expects to finish the year in-person, but has decided to hold a closed graduation ceremony."
Magdalen outbreak news articles: Concord Monitor April 9, Union Leader reported further details April 6 and April 7.

How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines? Should you bother getting vaccinated? A good overview with helpful FAQs is provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock at https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/covid19/vaccine-effectiveness

CDC interim public health guidelines for fully vaccinated people: HERE
NH SEOC travel and vaccination status revised guide (March 31, 2021 here)
Earth Day Cleanup!
  • Warner Cares Earth Day Cleanup Event on April 24th and 25th. Meet up at 10 a.m. at the Park and Ride on either day. There you will receive bags and gloves, and trash claws for anyone who struggles with mobility. Pick your area to work on, but focus is Main Street (103) from Exit 9 south to Exit 8. At noon they will check-in at the Jim Mitchell Park to lend a hand with their cleanup if necessary. Do only what you are comfortable doing. Please observe all COVID-19 precautions.
  • Jim Mitchell Park Spring Cleanup, also to include The Lodge at 17 Church Street. Pick up sticks, Clip dead plant material, rake, sweep. Bring clippers, rake, gloves, bucket and tarp if you have one. Saturday, April 24 9:30 - 11:30 am, and Saturday May 1 if needed. (editor's NOTE: May 1 is Town Meeting day)
  • Field Cleanup for the Parks this Saturday April 24 starting at 9 am at Riverside Park. Please wear a mask for community health. No rakes needed this year, just hands on help to setup and prep for the upcoming season.
"SHOP LOCAL, Shop Safely: Support local business"
Mother's Day is May 9! Cards and presents are available locally:

Warner Public Market's walk- in Mini-mart has cards, art, kitchen items, yummy special foods, and flowers.
Warner Pharmacy has cards, personal care items, candy and gifts
MainStreet BookEnds has books, cards, art, balloons, and games.
Davisville Flea Market will open for the Season April 25 (watch the weather!) Setup fee $20 per space
Every Sunday 4 am to 1 pm. https://davisvillefleamarket.com/
(Alas, no Schoolhouse Cafe to visit!)
Now Hiring (Locally)
N.H. State Park Services are looking for crew members for many parks. https://www.facebook.com/watch/NewHampshireStateParks/

Interested in doing elder care or at home care? Rest Assured Home Care is hiring.
Also, Merrill Gardens is currently hiring a Caregiver at Pine Rock Manor in Warner.
We Recommend
To Do
Be safe: stay home and phone, Zoom, Skype or Facetime family and friends, or learn something new...
Ask the library to set up a Zoom meeting link for you! Training is also available by phone or Zoom, or we can send you instructions.
Museum news:
The Currier Museum of Art reopened April 1. New Exhibit: The Body in Art: From the Spiritual to the Sensual. currier.org.

NH Telephone Museum is open Tuesdays AND Saturdays in April – then Tues. THRU Sat. in May,
10 am to 4 pm. Call 603-456-2234

Reserve timed tickets from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM or from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM online at starhop.com
New exhibit items from the now-closed Weather Discovery Center include the "shaking shack"!
Library Pass users may use the "member ticket" price.

MFA- Boston: Advance timed-entry Ticket information. to use our promo-code "pass", call us 603-456-2289.
Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated opened last weekend! May tickets go on sale April 20 for MFA members and April 21 for nonmembers.

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum will open for the season on May 1. Hours Mon. through Sat., 10 am to 4 pm, Sundays, noon to 4 pm. Reservations encouraged but not required.

The Nature Discovery Museum in Warner (next to the Indian Museum) plans to open June 5, 2021. Volunteers needed! ndcnh.org.
Take a Plunge...with a Different Author!
Roger Robbins
If you like mystery writer Louise Penny, try:

try these authors:

Are you a Nora Roberts fan?
Then, how about:

Newest adult books
for March and APRIL (so far)
Find previous lists at our catalog.

Remember, we can borrow titles not in our collection. Just ask!

NH Humanities programs online
Registration for the April 28 Mink Hills program is full. The program will be uploaded to YouTube at the end of next week: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqYOOo-QTAwwdvW3LO_9fDw

NH State Parks are opening up gradually using the same reservation system as last year. Rollins Park on Mt. Kearsarge will open for full weeks May 14. but is already open Fri-Sun (snow permitting).
Save $$ using a library pass, dress warmly and check for ticks!

Celebrate Earth Day with responsible recycling... 
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Announcing this years Summer Program theme: "Tails and Tales". Planning ahead, it will be Tuesdays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at 1:30 PM, each lasting about an hour. It starts July 6th and is done August 11th. You can choose which days to attend, and its free! We will not be meeting in the library, it will again be in the N.H. Telephone Museum's parking lot.
Miss Sue needs a helper- you must be at least 14. Contact Miss Sue if you'd like to have fun this summer for a few hours a week and get your required Community Service hours done.
Preschool Story Time
Join Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Story Times at 10:30 am. See the Warner Events calendar for the Zoom sign-in link or call 603-456-2289.
Great Stone Face voting: Google form ballot for all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders https://forms.gle/8LyrAm3i3SNpQxFa9 VOTE BY April 30th!

Our New Children's Items
April 2021 (so far)

Following Bills in the NH Legislature
Senate Calendar (use arrows to move to other dates). Click on a calendar item to see details, find a link to join on Zoom (to comment), or watch the YouTube live stream.
on the Senate Youtube channel live, or later!

Find the latest House business at gencourt.state.nh.us/house/caljourns/default.aspx
To see all the bills being discussed, click here. House Calendar

Warner's NH Legislator contact pages: Senator Rebecca Whitley (District 15).
Bills that Becky has sponsored or cosponsored.
Representatives: Margaret Kennedy (Dist. 7) and Natalie Wells (Dist. 25). Committees, bill sponsorship and voting records are available on their pages or search by year

To speak at a committee hearing, or to register a position without speaking, go to the House testimony instructions or Senate testimony instructions (links are on the right side of the General Court home page).
To find specific Bills, go to gencourt.state.nh.us.

You can subscribe to the NH Municipal Association legislative bulletins: recent bulletins.
TEEN TALK with Linda

Alex Rider is an ordinary teenager enlisted to work on behalf of MI6, where he uses skills he didn't know he had to become an extraordinary spy. A new and dangerous criminal organization–Nightshade–is rising. When Alex discovers they’ve planned a mysterious attack on London, he will stop at nothing to take them down... Read more

Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical. And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim - who's only into straight-acting guys and barely knows not-at-all-straight-acting Randy even exists… Read more

A Booklist Editor’s Choice Book for Youth 2020 Borrow from the library
READ THE Isinglass Nominees (Gr. 7-8) and Flume nominees (Gr.9-12)
Vote by April 30, 2021 for your favorite 2021 titles Here: Isinglass and Flume
Events in Brief
Every Week
  • Monday Morning Zentangle 9 -10:30 am via Zoom. Free. Contact Terry Hathaway, Certified Zentangle Teacher to get the link.
  • Pick up a free seasonal craft kit at the Library (call 603-456-2289) - Ladybugs!
Coming Soon
  • Warner Democrats meeting. Sun. April 25, 3 pm via Zoom. Register for link HERE
  • Social History of the Mink Hills presented by Rebecca Courser, Wed. April 28, 7pm, online IS FULL - but will be on YouTube later.
  • TOWN MEETING! Sat. May 1, at 9 am, at Warner Town Hall, inside and outside seating. Bring your Town Report. Audio only outside.
  • Library Book Group Wed. May 12, 1:30 pm The Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway: copies available at the Library.
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market starts Saturday May 15, 9 am - 1 pm at Warner Town Hall lawn
  • Daisy chain workshop at MKIM, Sat. May 15, 1-3 pm IN PERSON (with masks) registration
  • Rollins State Park is open by reservation on Fri-Sat-Sun; full weeks after May 14.
  • Community Conversation: Simonds Free High School, Wed. May 26, 7 pm. Warner Historical Society, on Zoom - REGISTER.
  • Plant sale at Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum, Sat. June 5, 10 to 4 pm.

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.
Your donations keep Library services strong!
Great Mother's Day gifts:
Colorful cotton corner bookmarks lovingly crafted and donated by Marcia Moyer are the gentle way to mark your place in a book. when you have to pause your reading. Available by donation. Stop by to select your personal favorite.
You can also donate to buy a perennial houseplant. Spider plant, Hoya, or Christmas cactus available. Call 456-2289 to arrange a time to select your plant.
The Circle of Friends "buy it now" sale of items still has a few items available. Item photos can be found in an album on Facebook. Contact us to purchase. 603-456-2289
Send your mom a gorgeous stained glass theme "Thank You" card (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.