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Pillsbury Free Library
Serving Warner, NH since 1892
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The Library building is now open to short walk-in visits and computer users, as of June 28, 2021. Face masks are required for all visitors. Hours still occasionally change due to staffing schedules. “Curbside lending” is still available. Sign in to the catalog (top of this page) with your card and password to reserve items for pickup. Or check out some of our pages for ideas of free online resources.
Kids: Track how much you are reading! Get a log page at NH’s 1000booksbeforekindergarten !

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For Fun: Warner Pandemic Library Bingo

Movie streaming service: Kanopy has over 30,000 titles including documentaries and Oscar nominees. You can watch films (including Kanopy Kids content) by signing in with your library card number at: to create your account. For now the limit is three movies per person per month, plus unlimited kids content. Each movie you check out is available for three days. There is also a Kanopy App.

NOTICE: The Library Trustees’ monthly meetings are being held IN-PERSON at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday of the month or as called and posted by the Chair if extra meetings are needed. Minutes will be posted on the Trustees’ meetings page.

Story time with Children’s Librarian Miss Sue is currently OUTDOORS, rain or shine: contact her for more information or just come to BookEnds’ lawn by the patio at 10:30 every Thursday, and Summer programs for grades k-6 are held outside as well. For more information on resources visit our pages for kids and for teens.


Afghanistan: welcoming evacuees to NH

November 24, 2021

This illustrated virtual presentation encompasses the geography and geopolitics of Afghanistan, its history and recent developments. Social issues such as Afghan ethnicities, gender roles and relations, family structures, what matters to Afghans, communication styles and Afghan etiquette, will be discussed. Additionally, I will address what to expect from the new arrivals, and how to help them transition to their new American lives.Bio:
Rachel Lehr earned her PhD in linguistics from the University of Chicago writing a descriptive grammar of Pashai, a minority language spoken in eastern Afghanistan. For more than 25 years Lehr’s work has addressed the languages and cultures of central and south Asia, while living and working in the region.


Well Water Testing Workshop Sept 29, 2021

September 21, 2021

Do you wonder if your home’s well water is safe to drink, but don’t know enough about testing or don’t have time to pick up and drop off samples in Concord? The library wants to help make it easy!

Pillsbury Free Library will host a “Private Well Water” Testing Workshop presented by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the meeting room of the library (masks required), maybe also Zoom.

The workshop, for residents of Warner and neighboring towns, will cover why well users should get their water tested; the most common contaminants, and the associated health risks; how to get your water tested; how to understand what your test results mean, and water treatment options.  

Water test kits with forms will be available for pickup at the library during the event, and the next day for those unable to attend who still want to have their well tested.

Register online at or by calling or emailing the Pillsbury Free Library; and please indicate if you will want a test kit. (You are not required to have your water tested, even if you take a kit home.) A standard DES water test is $85, with options to test for other contaminants for varying fees. Basic retest for well monitoring is $30. If you need help paying for the test, Please call 603-456-2053.

Any private well owners or users who pick up a kit will have a chance to save travel time by dropping off their collected water samples in Warner (probably on Sunday, October 17), with a check to NHDES for the testing requested, and completed test forms. A library Trustee will drive all the samples to the NH DES lab in Concord the next morning for testing. Or you can deliver your test kit to DES yourself.

Kits with samples for Bacteria testing must be delivered within 24 hours of samples being taken. Results are mailed to YOU.

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