Pillsbury Free Library News | May 8, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
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Take Your Library to Your Place!
(Curbside Pickup Coming Soon)
Planning is under way for restarting "curbside pickup" of items from the library. Meanwhile, you can return items in our book drop, and staff are available by phone and online to help you access our Remote Services, such as:

Need help figuring out the tech to access these services that can make your Stay Home life easier? Contact us at warner.lib.nh.us/contact or call 603-456-2289.
Out and About with your Library
N.H. State Parks Library Pass
As of May 1, 2020, many N.H. Parks are open, by reservation only. Our library pass saves you money! However, i f you do not reserve ahead of your arrival, the library pass  does not  guarantee entrance into the park. If the park is at capacity, you will not be permitted to enter. Contact the library to reserve a day pass, which we can email, or print for you to pick up. For information on which parks are open, check at: https://www.nhstateparks.org/covid-19 and also the N.H. State Parks guidelines from the Governor's Emergency Order #40.

Community News: Lending a Hand
W arner Area Food Pantry needs small clean boxes for distribution of Food Pantry items. Please, size should be no bigger than 18" because the goods are HEAVY and recipients are often frail!
Boxes and donations of food or toiletry items may be left on the LEFT side of the front steps at the Old Graded School building at 49 West Main St. (CAP building).
Call 456-2207 to speak to Laura or Erin if you have questions or are in need of food or other assistance.

Fuel Assistance applications are also still being accepted.
Preparing for Library lending : Paper bags and small boxes are also needed by the Library for distributing books and movies for curbside pickup, which we hope to start by May 18. Paper and cardboard are safer than plastic because the COVID virus does not survive as long on paper.
Contact us to arrange a drop-off time, or place them under cover by the Main Street side entry .

Don't flush "disposables"! The Warner Village Water District asks you to remember that "disposable" or even "flushable" does not mean "biodegradable". Wipes and other non-TP products do not decompose in your septic system or the District's sewage treatment system.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
The newest book installed on the Story Walk that starts at the Library is After Dark by David L. Harrison, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis.
Reading the books displayed page by page in the 21 podiums on this 1/3 mile Rail Trail along the Warner River makes a great family walk.
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytime at 10:30 am or chapter book readings on Wed. & Sat. at 1 pm

Coming May 21: Great Stone Face book award list voting "party" , by Zoom, for grades 4-6. Learn more at warner.lib nh.us/kids

 Contact Sue for Zoom event links. Audio file recordings of the chapter book are also available on our website until July 31.
Library Trustees Meet from Home
LIbrary Trustees meeting by Zoom.
The Library Trustees' meetings are being held remotely, via Zoom, and are open to all. The link to any meeting will be published about 24-48 hours in advance on the Warner Events Calendar. Subcommittee meetings are also on the calendar. Minutes are published on the website's Trustee meetings pages once approved, and drafts are available on request. The Board is working hard to plan for providing 2020 services while maintaining the health and safety of staff and community.
Update on Movies
Starting after May 8, the library will be paying for your movies watched via our account at w arnernh.kanopy.com. Learn more about how to sign up, individual usage limits, and our costs.

Roger Recommends (On Kanopy):
Lady Bird        (Saoirse Ronan)
Churchill        (Brian Cox)
Mr. Holmes    (Ian McKellan)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep & Grant)
Colette         (Keira Knightly)
Got time on your hands ? Transparent Language online is an easy way to learn a new language, brush up on an old one, or improve your English if it is not your first language.
Free to anyone with a library card from Pillsbury Free Library.

  • Going on a "bear hunt"? How many can you find at the library?
  • Book Discussion group - now via Zoom, 2nd Tuesdays 1:30 pm
  • Edible books contest - may be held online- watch for update.
  • Children's Gr. 4-6 GSF Voting "party" via Zoom, Thurs. May 21
  • Children's Teddy Bear "picnic" on Zoom Thurs. May 28 at 10:30

Check the Warner Events Calendar for Zoom links to these events
Keeping Your Library Beautiful
Stained Glass Restoration
Photo of James Morgan working on stained glass
Thanks to a Moose Plate Conservation grant from the N.H. Arts Council the Pillsbury Free Library was able to hire James Morgan of Morgan Stained Glass to restore two damaged stained glass windows in the historic section of the building. One has already been completed and reinstalled.

Many thanks to Volunteer Nancy Cogswell for her tireless work keeping the flower gardens near the rear parking area at the library beautiful at all times.
New items available in our online store.
Notecards and Story Walk sponsorships now available in our online store.
Shopping online? Order some of our beautiful notecards designed by photographer Scott Warren for the Circle of Friends, featuring the Library's unique stained glass windows.
Choose from Thank You notecards or larger blank message cards, by the pack or single cards.

Every purchase helps support the library. Thank you!

NEW! You can also sponsor one of the books that are displayed in the Story Walk podiums of the Warner Rail Trail, which starts on Depot Street by the Library.