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Pillsbury Free Library
Serving Warner, NH since 1892
Mondays & Wednesdays: 1 - 5 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am -12 pm, 1 - 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm

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Library closed due to weather Dec 30, 2019

The library will not be open this afternoon due to icy roads and sidewalks

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Holiday Hours December 2019- January 2020

The Pillsbury Free Library will be closed for the holidays on Tuesday December 24 and Wednesday December 25, 2019. We will close early (at 5 pm) on New Year’s Eve December 31, and will be closed Wednesday January 1, 2020. As always, digital ebooks, audio and magazines are available 24/7 at with your Warner library card number and password.

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December 7 special story time and craft

Join Miss Sue at 10 am for a preschool story time followed by a craft, or drop in between 10:30 and 11:30 to do just the craft during the annual Warner HomeTown Holiday celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2020. Be sure to also plan time to visit Warner Town Hall to view the decorated Trees, watch the Gingerbread Man play or visit with Santa.

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Story Time with Sandy Bartholomew Nov 14, 2019

Thursday November 14 2019, Illustrator Sandra Bartholomew will come to the preschool story time at 10:30 AM to read her book Ready, Set, Go-rilla! This book is now installed in the 21 Story walk podiums that start outside the Pillsbury Free Library on Depot Street and continues for 1/3 of a mile along the riverside Rail Trail to the Dalton Covered Bridge on West Joppa Road. You can read or re-read the book page by page as you walk this beautiful trail.

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Adult and Teen Summer Reading Challenge

If you like to read and enjoy chocolate and/or cute tiny blue aliens, try our summer reading challenge for ages 13 and up! Complete a simple reading “challenge” and win a sweet reward; complete 10 points for a bigger reward and be entered in a drawing for a prize. details on the handout below

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Author Joanne Randall at Storytime

Storytime at 10:30, July 18, 2019 we will be hosting author Joanne Randall. She will be reading her story “The Adventures of Largo & Shelby”. That story is also featured on the Warner storywalk for the month.

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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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