Pillsbury Free Library News | May 1, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
Connecting you to library services and information wherever you are has never been more important to us. Not everyone has time to check websites or social media, so we created this newsletter for your convenience. To be sure it reaches you every time without being sent to your spam folder, we suggest adding the address to your contacts: newsletter@warner.lib.nh.us
Find Your Library at Your Place!
While the library building is closed to visitors due to COVID 19, you can return items in our book drop and staff are still 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.
Children's Services Continue
Children's programs are now being held online, using Zoom. Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytime or Wed. & Sat. readings ! Contact us for links.
Free Movies
NEW! Stream movies from our library account at warnernh.Kanopy.com. Always available, personal access with an account created using your library card. Unlimited viewing until May 8, then rationed access paid for by the library for adult movies but unlimited children's films.
Got time on your hands? During the 2020 Stay at Home period, both of our
Genealogy research sites
have permitted easier at-home access.
Find them by logging into your account at our website with your card number and password.
Changing Faces at the Library
Linda Hartman let us know in February she was going to leave the LIbrary in April, after 22 years.
Her attention to detail, community knowledge, friendly help and deep interest in each individual was a real asset to the LIbrary. She also is responsible for the much-admired plants inside and outside the library.
(Apologies to Linda for the poor and outdated photo: it is hard to get an updated one at ths time!)
Roger Robbins joined the staff at the end of September, after Louise Hazen's retirement. Roger has a strong background in both teaching and New Hampshire Libraries. He loves interacting with people and if you haven't yet received a call from him about our Remote Services, you probably will! Roger has also been working on updating our nonfiction collection and updating borrower files, among other duties.
Linda Lacasse was hired in March just days before we closed due to Covid 19! She is rapidly learning everything possible about our library, and looking forward to getting to know you all when we reopen (one reason she applied!).
Linda brings a wide variety of skills useful to our Remote Services, from computer savvy to design skills. You may have seen her lovely posters in our windows! She is also a weaver.
  • Book Discussion group - now via Zoom 2nd Tuesdays 1:30 pm
  • Silent Auction with wine & cheese social - postponed, date TBA. May be held online. Many wonderful items were donated to auction. THANK YOU!
  • Indoor Flea Market - cancelled
  • Spring into Warner arts festival- cancelled
  • Edible books contest - may be held online?
  • Baba Yaga Play - postponed TBA
  • Grandfather clock raffle: (see image) raised $580. Winner was Susan Taggart of Concord.

Many thanks to the Circle of Friends for their help with our events!
Grandfather clock raffled in April
Donations Enable Library Improvements
Expanded shelfing and safety items purchased with 2019 Donations
Thanks to fundraising assistance from the Circle of Friends of the Pillsbury Free Library, grants from the 2018 Fall Foliage Festival, and a very successful Fund Drive in 2019, the LIbrary was recently able to complete several projects to improve the safety, space and energy efficiency of the interior. This included switching more lighting over to LEDs to save on energy use, and providing several safety items including adding an AED (defibrillator).
Shelf bracing for the tallest shelf units was funded by the Warner Fall Foliage Festival Inc.
A new updated emergency phone call button for the Elevator was also installed.
An AED is now available in the lower stairwell for emergencies thanks to Fall Foliage Festival.
AED Emergency Defibrillator
Donations enabled a new double picture book shelf unit and some smaller children's book units to ease crowding and maintain collection size
Your Donations Make a Difference
Library fundraisers cancelled or postponed, but Library services needed more than ever.
Due to Covid 19, our major 2020 fundraisers have been cancelled or indefinitely postposed. However, providing online services to people stuck at home requires funding on top of budgeted purchases of the usual materials that will be needed for future reopening. You can help provide these services like streaming movies and extra downloadable books by making a donation, if you are able to do so. Thank you!