Pillsbury Free Library News | August 14, 2020 Warner, N.H.
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Indian Museum Receives Bird Houses
Mt .Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner has received a special gift from Eagle Scout Harry Bullock of Troop 23 in North Attleboro, Mass. He and 5 other Scouts built and installed 20 houses for five different bird species: the white breasted nuthatch, tree swallow, screech owl, barred owl and great crested fly catcher. Different sized houses with various-sized entry holes were necessary for these birds. To help prevent diseases from spreading, the houses should be cleaned out annually, so each needed an access panel.
Community News
The updated absentee voting ballot request form now has a checkbox for concern for COVID-19. On the Ballot Return envelope, you may check off the "disability" box if you are concerned about covid-19 at in-person voting.
Remember to put your name on the outside of the ENVELOPE or your ballot cannot be counted. Once checked off on the voter list by the moderator, he removes the envelope before passing your ballot to the counters, to maintain confidentiality .

Sample Ballots for the State Primary Election on Sept. 8 can be downloaded from the Town of Warner website: Democratic, Republican. The form to request a mail-in ballot is found 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.

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

Early Peaches are gone! Late peaches coming soon at Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook, 603-746-3811 or from Warner Public Market.

Blueberries ripened earlier than usual at Blue Moon Farm on Waldron Hill in Warner. due to the heat and drought, so they are now closed for the season as of Aug. 9.

Kearsarge Regional School District The 1st day of school is Mon. Aug. 31. (not Aug 1st - sorry for the typo last week!)
100th Anniversary! You may notice colored banners at the Library and Town Hall from Aug. 17 to 27, commemorating when Tennessee ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1920, giving Women the right to vote.

Closings: 3 on Main artisans' store in Contoocook, a Library Auction donor, is holding a closout sale and will be closing at the end of August.

United Church of Warner services can now be attended either online or in person. Details on their Facebook page

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Medicine Woods Trail has a self-guided walk with a guide available about plants you can see, and their traditional uses. Ask the museum or the Library for the plant guide. The trail is open to all with no admission fee.
Can you spot any of the 20 new Bird Houses? Mark them on the trail map and bring to the library for a prize!

COVID-19 Antigen Testing: 08/07/20 DHHS has released Update #20, Recommendations on Antigen Testing. The full text can be downloaded here.

Supervisors of the Checklist Public Sessions, at Town Hall, voter registrations and corrections - masks required
8/26/20 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
9/01/20 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Job opening: 20 hrs/wk Town of Warner Administrative Assistant. The job description can be viewed here: https://warner.nh.us/downloads/jobs/jobdesc-AdminAsst.pdf
Recommended
Go / Listen
Warner's Senie Hunt, musician,
at the parkside stage at Concord Community Music School. Saturday, Aug. 15, 6 pm. Tickets $10 online 

Watch
Free National Geographic videos available courtesy of Tumblebooks, due to Covid-19. You must use the links on our page to access them.
TECH TIPS:
Requesting magazines
You can place a hold to request a specific issue of a magazine in our catalog, using the "more options" button on the holds screen.
  • View all holdings to see the Place Hold option.
  • "Show more options"
  • Click "a specific item"
  • select the "copy number" of the issue you want, indicated by the item's call number, e.g. MAG SCI 2020/08/01 for Aug. 1, 2020.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Summer program
Summer Program!
"Imagine Your Story"
Gr. K and up
"Drive-in" programs:
The summer program is over! 18 participating children read 1,264 books and chapters! Miss Sue is SO proud!

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. These books may help you decide if this is the right plan for your family. Call or email for help. Also search Parenting titles.


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

Get ready for School! Any help you need, Miss Sue is available to help you find the materials you need.

LOCAL EVENTS In Brief
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays 9 am -1 pm
Coming Soon
Check the Warner Events Calendar for events links
For other events, see https://www.kearsargecalendar.com/
Teen Talk
Free Teen eBooks, and videos, from Tumblebooks: Nonfiction, Fiction, and National Geographic Videos. and graphic novels.
You will need to access them through the Library page links.

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: Wed. Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm All Welcome.
Earn points for a Mission if you are using READsquared!

Kearsarge Summer Reading
Suggestions from Teens to Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
Before she had an eating disorder, twelve-year-old Riley was many things: an aspiring artist, Read more...
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
There are many ways the world could end. A fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava... 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 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 all the Town of Warner employees, elected officials, Committee and Board members, who have been managing to continue all their usual duties and services for Warner residents during uncertain times, while adapting to, and creating, new procedures to protect the safety of the community.
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, probably until Spring 2021.
We sincerely hope the the following venues, which donated gift certificates, will roar back into business around the time of our rescheduled auction, or before.
Red River Theaters: While they are closed, check out their Virtual theater film options!
Capital Center for the Arts is listing some events that were rescheduled from last Spring to this Fall.