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Pillsbury Free Library
Serving Warner, NH since 1892
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Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am -12 pm, 1 - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

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1st Annual Appeal Off to a Great Start

The Pillsbury Free Library Board of Trustees launched its first Annual Appeal in May with a mailing to all postal boxes in Warner. The Board is aiming to raise $10,000 in 2019, for projects and needs that the funds of the Town tax appropriation cannot provide.

As of June 6th, the Appeal has received 40 responses, totaling over $5000. The Board of Trustees thanks all of these generous donors. Any further donations may be sent to Pillsbury Free Library Annual Appeal, PO Box 299, Warner NH 03278.

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Art & Poetry Exhibit May 2019 “The Road Not Taken”

The Road Not Taken, a fine art exhibit inspired by the poetry of Robert Frost, is at the Pillsbury Free Library through May 2019. The presentation, designed by three Derry artists, Ingeborg V. Seaboyer, Judy Krassowski and Corinne Dodge, features approximately 30 works that reflect a variety of personal interpretations of the most famous as well as some of the “less traveled” works of one of America’s most inspiring poets, Robert Frost.

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Edible Books Contest at Spring into Warner, Saturday May 18.

The Library will be hosting its annual Edible Books Contest again this year during the Townwide Spring into Warner arts celebration. All visitors are encouraged to vote between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm for their favorites in Youth, Adult, and Professional categories and well as funniest, cutest and most amazing. To enter, create something book-themed out of edible ingredients, and please complete the form below and let us know. Then bring your creation by 9 am and plan to remove it at 2 pm after votes are counted and awards given.

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“School Lunch” Kids’ Theater Saturday May 4 at 4 pm

The Pillsbury Free Library’s Book Nook Theater group presents “School Lunch”, a play based on the book by Warner resident True Kelley. It is produced by Children’s Librarian Susan Matott and actors are local children. The script was written by Emma Swanson. Admission price is a donation of cash or items for the Warner Area Food Pantry. Refreshments will be available for a donation to the library. Saturday, May 4 at the Warner Town Hall at 4 pm.

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Spring into Warner 2019

This year’s 12th annual Spring Into Warner celebration of the Arts and local foods will be on Saturday, May 18 from 9 am to 3 pm. Artists and performers or groups offering creative experiences of all kinds are encouraged to join us on Warner’s Main Street for a family- oriented day of activities and enjoyment of the Arts. The participant forms can be found HERE, and should be submitted early to ensure a location shown on the map to be distributed.

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April 2019 Indoor Flea Market

This year’s annual Warner Indoor Flea Market will be held Saturday, April 20 inside Warner Town Hall from 9 am to 2 pm. Tables are $15. Admission for the public is free. Snacks and a raffle are available.

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Veterans Day 2018 schedule

The library will be OPEN this year on the observed holiday for Veterans Day, Monday, November 12 from 1 to 5 pm.

We will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018

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Annual Book and Bake Sale Oct 6-7, 2018

It is that time of year again: huge book sale Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm during Warner’s Fall Foliage Festival, October 6 and 7, 2018.

Wide variety of books, DVDs, plants and baked goodies. Price: donation to the library!


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Grand Opening of Warner’s Story Walk

Come to the Grand Opening of Warner’s story walk Friday, October 5th 2018 at 5:00 PM with author Matt Forrest Esenwine.  The Story Walk starts at Pillsbury Free Library, continues down Depot Street to the bottom of Jim Mitchell Park and across the street to the Rail Trail.  Come enjoy the walk along the river, while reading “Flashlight Night” written by local author Matt Forrest Esenwine.  Many thanks to Friends of the Concord-Sunapee Rail Trail, Soon to be Eagle Scout Alex Swanson and his troop 77, Pillsbury Free Library, and many private doors for making this possible.  The story will be changing on a regular basis so be sure to stop by and enjoy a beautiful walk along the river.  The walk ends at West Joppa Road at the Dalton Covered Bridge, approximately 1/3 of a mile.

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Time to volunteer for the 2018 fall book sale!

Can you spare an hour or two? The library’s annual book and bake sale can use lots of helpers – dates and tasks vary from sorting books and setting up to prepare in advance, to selling items on the weekend of Warner Fall Foliage Festival October 6 and 7, to packing up and /or transporting leftovers the following week. Or you could donate some home baked goodies.

To volunteer you can call 456-2289 or come in to the library or do it online from home at

Thanks for helping with this important fundraiser!

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