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Pillsbury Free Library
Serving Warner, NH since 1892
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Tue 9-12 & 1-8
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Thu 9-12 & 1-6
Sat 9-2

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Fall Book Sale October 8 & 9, 2022

The Pillsbury Free Library’s Fall Book and Bake Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, from 9 am to 4 pm during Fall Foliage Festival, rain or shine. Books and DVDs for all ages, baked goodies, and a free do it yourself leaf craft for children will be available. The library will not be open for regular business Friday Oct 7 – Monday Oct 10, and will reopen Tuesday Oct. 11 at 9 am.

Donations of clean, boxed books and DVDs will be accepted between October 1 and 6 during open hours. PLEASE use SMALL boxes that can be used for display. Book sale Volunteers needed: call 603-456-2289 or sign up at

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Home Energy Savings Workshop

NH Saves Button Up Workshop Sept. 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm in person or via Zoom at Pillsbury Free Library 18 E. Main Street in Warner (access via Depot Street)
Registration link

The NHSaves Button Up Workshop is a 1.5 hour presentation about how to improve the energy efficiency of your home. It is conducted by certified energy auditor Andy Duncan and covers basic building science principles as well as examples of whole house weatherization measures that will button up your home for the heating and cooling seasons.

It also covers details about the energy efficiency programs offered by NH utilities (for existing homes and new construction) that provide energy audits, weatherization measures such as air sealing and insulating and rebates on new technologies and products such as electric and gas appliances and high efficiency electric heating/cooling equipment.

The workshop is free and registration is appreciated but not required unless you need a Zoom link emailed. For more information on the Warner or other NHSaves Button Up Workshops visit

For Zoom link and registration see link above or go to

For questions call 603-456-2289. Workshop organizers also recommend the public follow NHSaves Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information on energy saving tips and programs.

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2022 Summer Program Signups and T-Shirts!

The schedule is set, and signups are open for the 2022 Children’s Library Summer Program! Order your T-Shirts while stocks last: Pdf order form is HERE and at the library.

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Baba Yaga: Saturday, May 7

On Saturday, May 7th, at 4:00 pm in Warner Town Hall. Pillsbury Free Library’s Book Nook Theater group presents “Baba Yaga”. Written by Billie Martiello and directed by Susan Matott with assistance from Chris Martiello, this play by the Book Nook youth theater group is based on several traditional Russian folk tales.

The “Entrance fee” is a donation of a non-perishable food or supply item or cash for the food pantry! There will be an intermission bake sale to benefit the Library, thanks to the Circle of Friends of the Library. Suitable for all ages.

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Spring into Warner, Saturday May 14, 2022

Back after a 2 year pause!
Warner’s annual Celebration of the Arts and local foods. Spring into Warner is held mostly outdoors along Warner’s attractive downtown Main Street. There are museums and art exhibits, a Farmer’s Market, dance demonstrations, musicians, ponies, and more! Schedule and map are available Here and at

To request a space to demonstrate a craft or skill, provide a creative activity, or to sell art or crafts you have made, apply online by May 1 at or bring a printed form to the library available HERE asap. Spaces limited.

Vendors interested in participating at the Warner Area Farmer’s Market at Town Hall can apply here: .

For other information, contact Nancy at the Library at 603-456-2289.

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Humanities Program on Cellar Holes

Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm via Zoom or in a group*
A walk back in time: Secrets of Old Cellar Holes with Adair Mulligan, a Humanities-to-Go program funded by New Hampshire Humanities.
Register for the Zoom link at or by calling 603-456-2289 (provide an email) or find registration at

*The Library is offering limited spaces to view the program on a large screen in the Meeting Room. Sponsored by Pillsbury Free Library, and Warner Historical Society. The presenter will be on Zoom.

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2022 Indoor Flea Market and Craft sale

The 2022 Annual Indoor Warner Flea Market, will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 am to 2 pm inside Warner Town Hall on Main Street in Warner.

Antiques, household goods, hand-made crafts, art, and foods will be for sale. A snack bar will be selling beverages and snacks, and there will be a raffle. All profits from the raffle, snack bar and table fees will benefit the Pillsbury Free Library.
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, as available at the time of PAYMENT.

A printable vendor application is available HERE or register online HERE (pay separately).
A floor plan of tables is HERE.
Call 603-456-2289 for information. Applications with payment may be mailed to Pillsbury Free Library, PO Box 299 Warner NH 03278 or dropped off at the Library, 18 E. Main St., Warner. Payment can also be made online at the library’s Squareup store at

Keep up to date about this event at

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Anne Jennison-1/21/22 Native American Storytelling via Zoom-*Rescheduled*

All ages welcome

Anne Jennison: Native American Storytelling via Zoom-*Rescheduled from December*
January 21, 2022 All ages welcome

Anne Jennison will be featuring stories from New Hampshire Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands traditions. For Zoom link call Sue at the library 603-456-2289 or register for the event at

Part of a “Story Walk” initiative, Funding for this storytelling event is provided by the NH State Council on the Arts, funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Pillsbury Free Library.

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Public Hearing: acceptance of ARPA Grant

Public hearing will be held by the Trustees of the Pillsbury Free Library at their monthly meeting on Tuesday January 18, at 7 pm, as required by NH RSA for acceptance of unanticipated funds of $5000 or greater. Masks are required in the Library Building.
A $12,598 grant has been awarded to Pillsbury Free Library through an Institute for Museum and Library Services’ (IMLS) “Grants to States” program that is part of the American Rescue Act Plan (ARPA) of 2021 and that is being facilitated by the N.H. State Library.The funds will be used for the purchase and installation of two Poppinpod Om Sit booths, for privacy while having online or phone conversations aloud in the library. This American Rescue Plan Act Grant is administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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CANCELLED: Native American Stories by Anne Jennison Wednesday Dec. 29, 2021 at 7 pm

Unfortunately the presenter has had to cancel at the last minute.
Stories from NH Abenaki and other Northeast woodlands groups, told by Anne Jennison, including background on the traditions of storytelling. All ages welcome.
This is a virtual program on Zoom. Register for link:
Funding for this storytelling event is provided by the NH State Council on the Arts as well as funds administered by the NH State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Pillsbury Free Library

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