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Serving Warner, NH since 1892
Mon 10-12 & 1-5
Tue 9-12 & 1-8
Wed 1-5
Thu 9-12 & 1-6
Sat 9-2

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Book Now for April 8 Flea Market

The 2023 annual Indoor Warner Flea Market and Crafts Sale will be Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 9 am to 2 pm inside Warner Town Hall on Main Street in Warner. Admission for the public is free. There will also be raffles, and snacks for sale.

Vendor fees are $15 per 6 ft table/space to benefit the sponsor, the Pillsbury Free Library. Spaces are allocated in advance based on order received and requested location, if available. Register online at or a printable vendor application is here and sample map here and also available at the Library. Call 456-2289 for information.

Applications may be mailed to Pillsbury Free Library, PO Box 299, Warner NH 03278 or dropped off at the Library at 18 E. Main St., Warner NH during open hours or in the book drop near the Depot St. door.

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Family Stories: How and why to remember and tell them – Wednesday March 6, 6:30 pm on Zoom

Telling personal and family stories is fun – and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. Knowledge of family history has even been linked to better teen behavior and mental health. In this active and interactive program, storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Participants practices finding, developing, and telling their own tales.
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Registration for reminders and zoom link

Sponsored by Pillsbury Free Library in Warner. Presented on Zoom

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History and Mystery: A Genealogy Starter Guide Wednesday February 7, 2024, 6:30 pm

Are you interested in family history? Do you spend a lot of time in graveyards wondering about the names behind the stones? Then you just might be a genealogy enthusiast! Genealogy is the exploration of ancestral lines and can be done through countless records, resources and artifacts. Join us as Presenter Erin Moulton explores useful methods for research planning through the case study of Elsie Gaskin (an eccentric librarian from New Hampshire), and become a better researcher along the way. Presented on Zoom.

Sponsored by the Pillsbury Free Library and made possible with funding from NH Humanities. Details at

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Warner HomeTown Holiday, Sat. December 2, 2023

Traditional Caroling, Artists and Artisans, Local Authors, Food, Farmers’ Market, Crafts, gift shopping, & More

At the Pillsbury Free Library 9:30 am – 1 pm: Make and take craft

Inside Warner Town Hall:
Visit the Festival of Trees
9 am – 2 pm ~ Holiday Farmers’ Market / crafts ~ Lower Level
11 am ~ Gingerbread Man Play performed by KCPA (Free- sponsored by Sugar River Bank)
2 pm ~ Photos with Santa

Midday at Town Hall: Caroling by GearUp Homeschoolers

At MainStreet BookEnds & Gallery
Local Authors in the Gallery All Day!
David Elliott ~ 10 am to noon
Jack Noon ~ noon to 2 pm
Matt Forrest Esenwine ~ 2 pm to 4 pm

Downtown Warner

9:30 to 1 pm ~ Make & Take a Craft at Pillsbury Library
10 am to 4 pm ~ Warner Historical Society ~ Artists & Artisans at Upton-Chandler House, and Barn Sale seasonal selections.

Midday ~ Gear-Up Homeschoolers Caroling downtown

10 am to 4 pm ~ Open Studio at BeeZink ~ 57 Kearsarge Mt. Road
10 am – 4 pm ~ Open Studio at Carolyn’s Glass studio, 86 E. Joppa Rd
2 pm to 4 pm ~ Mt.Kearsarge Indian Museum will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (TAKEOUT AVAILABLE)

4:30 pm ~ Holiday a capella carols with “Nice & Naughty” Peg Chaffee & Carol Sager at MainStreet Warner Lodge (former Masonic Lodge behind statue)

7:30 PM An Advent Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at Chapel of Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts 

Be sure to visit our three Main Street restaurants and cafe for holiday specials, and our Main Street shops such as the Warner Public Market and the new Buttonwood Shop, or visit the NH Telephone Museum and Fire Fighter’s Museum, or The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.

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Warner River Writers’ Workshops

Starting June 15 at 6:30 pm! A monthly Writers’ Workshop group led by prize-winning author, poet and writing teacher David Elliott. Tentatively titled the Warner River Writer’s Workshop, the intent is to meet monthly on the third Thursday of each month at the Pillsbury Free Library. There will be writing prompts, skill tips, and guest presenters (future workshops). More details HERE (downloadable pdf here)

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2022 Pillsbury Free Library Annual Reports

2022 Library Trustees Chair’s Report

2022 Library Treasurer’s report (Fund balances and income/ expenses)
(Note that the published 2022 Annual report for the Town of Warner omitted the income/expenses page.) Printable page sized to insert into printed Annual Town Report.

2022 Library Director’s report with statistics.

Full 2022 Annual Report of the Town of Warner
All Town reports for New Hampshire:

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The library is closed due to heavy snow March 4, 2023

Due to ongoing heavy snow the library will not be open today, March 4, 2023 to allow the Dept. of Public Works road crew to focus on Roads instead of library access and parking.

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Employment Opportunity

Part-time Library Assistant
Pillsbury Free Library, Warner NH

12-15 hrs – scheduled on two or three days, (including Tuesdays) with occasional additional hours offered.
Starting in March 2023
Click here for Application and Job description

DUTIES:  Direct interaction with patrons, greeting them as they enter the library, checking in/out library materials, accepting payments, shelving and retrieving materials, answering phones, issuing library cards, handling Inter-library loans, and other tasks.

Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and facility with computers. Previous library experience is preferred.  Candidates must also be detail oriented, have skill in alphabetizing and putting materials in correct Dewey Decimal order, be in good physical condition and able to push heavy carts, reach upper and lower shelves, bend, stoop, lift, and stand for long periods of time.

Starting hourly rate $17.50 – $2o.50, based on experience.

Send application by Wed. February 15, 2023 with cover letter and references
to Director [at],
or bring in person to 18 E. Main St., Warner,
or mail to Pillsbury Free Library
PO Box 299, Warner NH 03278 

Satisfactory background check will be required before employment is final.

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Covid 19 Vaccine Clinic Sat. January 14, 2023

The Pillsbury Free Library will be hosting a free COVID 19 vaccine clinic Saturday January 14, 2023 from 9:30am – 2:30pm for children and adults. On-Site Medical Services will have all vaccine brands available including Primary Series for ages 6 months and older, Boosters for ages 5 and older, Primary Series and Boosters for adults.

Appointments not necessary. Vaccines are free. Bring insurance card if you have any, and past vaccine info. Please use the Depot St. entry. Additional parking available at the NH Telephone Museum.

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Sew & Take Tote Bag workshop

Thursday November 10 at 6:30 pm: Make a unique Tote Bag for books, groceries or as a gift! No cost but registration required. Warner 4-H Club and the Pillsbury Free Library are teaming up to provide two “Sew and Take” activities for all levels of ability. Volunteers Susan Jenna and Marcia Moyer will provide help with basic sewing skills on portable sewing machines. Both FREE events will be at the library.
Register for tote bag sewing at or call 603-456-2289

On Thursday December 1 there will be a fabric gift wrap bags workshop. Register for gift bag sewing at or call 603-456-2289

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