Pillsbury Free Library News | June 26, 2020 Warner, N.H.
News From Your Library
If you missed the previous newsletters, you can find them on our website.
We suggest adding the address newsletter@warner.lib.nh.us to your contacts.
Results of Battelle virus study for library materials
Scientists at Battelle tested the virus on a variety of library material surfaces, and found three days needed to pass before COVID 19 virus was undetectable on the paper inside of a book and on mylar book jackets. Full text of Study announcement
Pillsbury Free Library is basing our Covid 19 protocols and reopening plans on studies like this, to protect you and the staff.
Community News
Warner Re-Openings
Warner Pharmacy is moving into allowing customers inside on request. Outside service will continue and is encouraged.

The Kearsarge Regional School District administration is aiming for a JUNE 29 reopening of school playgrounds and athletic fields. Guidelines are being reviewed and signage created to minimize risks.

Warner Board of Selectmen has NOT yet started meeting in person at Warner Town Hall. We spoke too soon last week.

Independence Day Holiday 2020:
There will NOT be a public pancake breakfast on Sat., July 4.
Warner Transfer Station will be closed Sat. July 4 but open on Sun. July 5.
The Library will be closed July 4 (& 5)

Crime watch: items are being stolen from cars in driveways. Lock your car at night!
Dog Ordinance in Town Parks: Dog Leash/Clean Up Requirements - A friendly reminder to all dog owners. The Town has an ordinance that has established that all dogs be leashed while inside Town recreation areas, and leashed or under voice command in Town common areas, and that the handler remove defecation as it occurs, in all areas.

School meals: The Kearsarge School District will be extending the current pandemic-related free school breakfast and lunch deliveries through the end of the summer break. Starting July 1, 2020, delivery schedules will change, but they will continue to provide meals for seven days per week. Refer to the KRSD website for delivery schedules or call Melina at 848-0052 for additional information.

Conserve Water: The Warner Village Water District Commissioners have instituted a ban until further notice on outside water usage except for use on vegetable and flower gardens.
Museums and Parks
As cultural and recreational spaces slowly reopen, you can find updates for some of the museums and parks by following the links on our website's Museum passes page.
The McAuliffe-Shephard Discovery Center is planning to reopen July 1, at distanced capacity, Wed. thru Sun., 10:30 am - 4 pm. (closed July 4).

More NH State Parks are being opened each week. Sunapee State Park is one of the most recent additions. see the list at https://www.nhstateparks.org/planning/day-use-reservations
Many of the parks (such as Rollins) will be CLOSED for the July 4 holiday weekend, so check before planning your day.

Contact us to use a library pass
Watch / Listen / Read
The library's Kanopy movie service is still offering "credit free" titles, that can be viewed in addition to using your 3 credits per month. Create an account at warnernh.kanopy.com.
Currently credit-free :
A Bear named Winnie (Fassbender).
Tell them anything you want: a portrait of Maurice Sendak .

Downloadable AudioBooks at nh.overdrive.com
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (multiple copies)

Found in the Stacks at PFL
Roger Recommends:

New books of note:
The Equivalents by Maggie Doherty, which tells of Maxine Kumin and Ann Sexton's friendship in the 1960s and 70s. See My Turn 6/21/2020 in the Concord Monitor by Susannah Colt.
T ech Tips : Curbside computing!
Do you need to use a computer or know someone who does? Contact us to make an appointment for curbside computer or copy service! We can set you up with a table and chromebook laptop for a while outside.
Do you need to make copies , or print or scan documents? We can assist with that. Prints are 10 cents per page. Scans are free.
Just need WiFi ? Our "publicuse" WiFi reaches out to the parking area and also into the Jim Mitchell Park.
Miss Sue's News (for Kids)
Summer Program! Grades K and up
"Imagine Your Story" activities start Tuesday, July 7th. All are welcome. Free.
A brief schedule outline is HERE .
This year's program will be run like a drive in theater!! The N.H.Telephone Museum has given Miss Sue permission to use their parking lot. Drive in and park, and roll down your windows: Miss Sue will use a sound system to read a story. A project will be handed out to do at home. We expect the story and handout to take about half an hour. Sign up now ! Contact Sue
REMEMBER, books to take home need to be ordered at least a day ahead !

Other Children's Summer Activities:
1000 books before kindergarten
Reading logs (add scales to the Dragon!)
Outdoor activity ideas

Preschool storytimes
Join Children's Librarian Sue Matott ("Miss Sue") for Thursday Storytimes at 10:30 am. Contact us for the Zoom sign-in link.

Tumblebooks are providing free ebooks
Every Week
  • Warner Area Farmer's Market Saturdays 9 am -1 pm
Coming Soon

Check the Warner Events Calendar for events- send yours!
Teen Talk
Teen Summer Big Read N.H.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Is one ebook available. Are you interested in a Teen book discussion? What title? When?

Middle and High School:
Visit our Teen page to find links to online lists and activities.

N.H. book award 2010-21 lists:
Read all year, vote in April 2021
Free Teen Summer Audio books
This week's free downloads available until July 3 from Sync audiobooks for teens are Mexican WhiteBoy by Matt de la Peña and The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
Suggestions from NH Teens
Gr. 7-8: from the 2020-21 Isinglass Award List
by Yoon Ha Lee
Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces. 
Gr. 9-12: from the 2020-21 Flume Award List
by Laini Taylor
In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.
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 Library's Programs and Publicity committee on Tuesday June 30 at 6 pm. Adult Reading Fun being planned!
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.
Volunteers in the Spotlight
Many thanks to Pelletieri Associates, Inc. for donating time and skills last Fall to prune the Kousa Dogwood tree in front of the library. It had suffered a lot of winter damage in 2019 and is looking very perky this year.
Your Support Keeps Library Service Strong
Support our supporters! Auction Sponsors
This week we are thanking for their donations of items to the Silent Auction / Wine and Cheese Social ,
The Auction was postponed due to COVID-19. You can see photos of these and other items in our 2020 Auction Facebook album to plan your future bidding!