Friday, December 24, 2021

Genealogy and Local History Additions

Local history

 We would like to thank Mr. Thomas Forehand Jr. for his generous submission of essays written on the local history of Dickson County. Mr. Forehand also submitted census reports that pertain to our local area.

While these items are in house use only, the community is welcome to come and view the documents.


Here at the Jennie Woodworth Library we would love to collect more local history for the community perusal. If you have essays, books, or collections that pertain to the history of the area please stop by or contact us to see if we are able to include it in the collection.

We believe here at JWL that we can always learn from the past. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

New Books for December 2021

 The month can't go by without sharing our new additions we have added!

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nicole Hannah-Jones

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nicole Hannah-Jones
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story is a 2021 anthology of essays and poetry, published by Random House's One World imprint on November 16, 2021. It is a book-length expansion of the essays presented in the 1619 Project issue of The New York Times Magazine in August 2019. 


Dark Mountain by Jeff Carson

Rain by Jeff Carson

The Judge's List by John Grisham

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Diana O'Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world.

Code of Conduct by Brad Thor

Near Dark by Brad Thor

young adult

You'll be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
You'll be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus
From the international bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying comes a brand-new addictive thriller. Ivy, Mateo and Cal used to be close - best friends back in middle school. Now all they have in common is a bad day.

Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience by Renee Jain
juvenile nonfiction

Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence, and Resilience by Renee Jain
This New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller is the perfect tool for children facing new social and emotional challenges in an increasingly disconnected world! This how-to book from two psychology experts--packed with fun graphics and quizzes--will help kids transform stress, worry, and anxiety.

graphic novels

Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey

Cat Kid Comic Club: Perspectives by Dav Pilkey

A pioneering new graphic novel series that celebrates creativity and storytelling from Dav Pilkey, author and illustrator of the worldwide bestselling Dog Man and Captain Underpants series!

Naomi, Melvin, Pedro, and Poppy are just a few of the twenty-one rambunctious, funny, and talented baby frogs who share their stories in the Cat Kid Comic Club. Can Li’l Petey, Molly, and Flippy help the students express themselves through comics? The adventures in class and on paper unwind with mishaps and hilarity as the creative baby frogs experience the mistakes and progress that come with practice and persistence.

Friday, December 3, 2021

Fundraiser for New Shelves

 A sure sign that our little library is growing is the need for new shelves. 

We have tried to hold off as long as we could, but we can not wait anymore. We need to shift some books around and in order to do that we need to purchase at least one new section of shelving. With the costs of manufacturing prices going up, our goal is to cover one section of shelves to alleviate the immediate need even though we would love to be able to do two.

Young Adult Book Shelves
YA Section in Children's Room
Goal: $2000        

As of 12/1/2021, we have $750 towards the goal. We just need $1250 more.

The new shelving unit will allow us to move the Young Adult books out of the Children's Room and make more room for our growing selection in there. It will also bring the books meant for older teens and young adults into the main area of the library.

The new shelves will replace the Biography section and we will move those wooden shelves to the free-standing shelves. This will increase shelf space so that we not only move the Young Adult books out of the children's room but provide extra room all around.

How can you help? I am so glad you asked. 

  • You can drop off a check at the Town Hall of White Bluff and mark it for Jennie Woodworth Library Shelves. 
  • You can make a donation at the library, we can take cash or check. 
  • You can support fundraising endeavors.

Can you help?

P.S. We would love to be able to purchase both sections of shelves to give room to grow! That goal would be a total of $4000.

Monday, November 29, 2021

New Books Added to Our Catalog

 The following books were purchased for our catalog in November.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Album

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Album
Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves and pull him in. The man, strange and quiet, claims to be the Lord. Is the man who he claims to be? What actually caused the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? Years later, when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat-- the events recounted in a notebook-- it falls to the island's chief inspector to solve the mystery of what really happened.

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. 

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are children trying to figure out the world around them, and to survive. In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world.

Black Ice by Brad Thor
Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he's got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America's top spy has a decision to make-return, or submit his resignation.

Will by Will Smith

Will by Will Smith
A product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, and a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind, in this memoir, one of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life.


How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying by Frank Hyman
How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying by Frank Hyman
The book for anyone who walks in the woods and would like to learn how to identify just the 29 edible mushrooms they’re likely to come across.

Young Adult

Gilded by Melissa Meyer
Gilded by Melissa Meyer
Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.

Or so everyone believes.

Juvenile Fiction
Monsters and Mold by Asia Citro
A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras use science experiments to help a monster with a problem.

Merhorses and Bubbles by Asia Citro
Making a terrible discovery at the stream about a mysterious threat that is endangering its magical creatures, Zoey and Sassafras race against time to discover the source of the problem and save the Merhorse species.

The Beatryce Prophecy by Katie DiCamillo
Caterflies and Ice by Asia Citro
When an unexpected snowstorm causes trouble for the magical creatures of the forest, Zoey and Sassafras come to the rescue. 

The Beatryce Prophecy by Katie DiCamillo 
In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all—for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

October has left the building.

October has come and gone. This year really is going by rather quickly.

We are offering a DEAL on our book sale. $5 for a grocery bag full of paperback books. Proceeds will go to benefit the library. We will also be having a fundraiser coming up soon. Stay tuned for more information on that.

Glow in the dark slap bracelets from Dickson Insurance Agency
We want to thank Dickson Insurance Agency for donating glow in the dark slap bracelets for the kids as they stopped by for the trick or treat season. They were an absolute hit!

We are very grateful for community support to our library. We always pass the support on to our patrons. We are all in this together.

Visit from the Good Witch
In addition to the slap bracelets being donated, the Jennie Woodworth Library was visited by the Good Witch. She was honored to be visited by so many wonderful adults and children. The Good Witch happily gave out treat bags to the children that visited her the last week of October.

During the month of October, we rearranged some things in our library. We have removed the paperback section. We will no longer hold mass market paperback books. These books are the ones that get damaged the quickest and are smaller. We DO still have the larger paperback books that are shelved with the rest of the books. We then moved our classic section to the corner that paperback was in. This will be the corner right by the door when you come in.

Other movements in the library include our Large Print books getting a full section that they no longer share. (They were sharing with the new books.) We also moved the NEW books to where the classics had been. This gives us just a bit more room to feature the books that we have purchased in the last twelve months. Next time you come in and ask us, we will be glad to show you around.

And now for our stats in the month of October.

children in library
We welcomed 11 new patrons. We added 68 items to our catalog. 12 of those were purchased and 56 were donated. (Y'all should really check out our DVDs.) While we had 245 visits from our community, 211 items were checked out.

  • 121 Books
  • 43 DVDs
  • 47 Computers
We also had the following traffic on our website:

Monday, November 1, 2021

November is National Novel Writers Month


National Novel Writers Month, or nanowrimo, is the month of November.

Here at JWL we would love to say we were going to have organized days for people to come and "write-in" together. Unfortunately we do not want to put anybody at risk with the pandemic. 

However! We do have a selection of resources at the library that you can check out. These resources can help any writer, not just those doing Nano. Make sure to check them out when you stop by.

We also have a Facebook group for those that would like to join there.  The group is simply to connect writers to each other. We encourage getting to know each other. We hope to be able to organize some writing activities in the group as well. We can always go for some writing sprints, right?

For more information about what NaNoWriMo is, visit their website 

You can join our writing group at JWL writing group

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

October Books Added


The Complete Psilocybin Identification Guide For Mushroom by Peter Smith, Ph.D
The Complete Psilocybin Identification Guide For Mushroom by Peter Smith, Ph.D - Mусоlоgу, оr thе ѕtudу аnd ѕсіеnсе of muѕhrооmѕ, іѕ a rеlаtіvеlу nеw fіеld. Thеrе аrе сurrеntlу over 10,000 knоwn muѕhrооm ѕресіеѕ, аnd роtеntіаllу hundreds оf thоuѕаndѕ thаt hаvе уеt tо bе dіѕсоvеrеd. Mаnу реорlе forage fоr muѕhrооmѕ for gоurmеt аnd mеdісіnаl rеаѕоnѕ, аnd аrе wеll аwаrе оf thе potential dаngеrѕ іn dоіng ѕо. Whаt аnу еxреrіеnсеd аnd ѕеnѕіblе muѕhrооm huntеr wіll tеll уоu іѕ thіѕ: “There аrе old muѕhrооm huntеrѕ and thеrе аrе bоld muѕhrооm huntеrѕ, but thеrе are nо оld аnd bоld muѕhrооm huntеrѕ”. Anоthеr common рhrаѕе wіthіn thе muѕhrооm-huntіng wоrld іѕ: “All muѕhrооmѕ аrе еdіblе, but some оnlу оnсе”.


Aftermath by Terri Blackstock -  "Criminal attorney Jamie Powell will accept the consequences for defending her lifelong friend, Dustin, when he's accused of setting the bombs that killed dozens at a local political rally. But she hasn't seen him since he aged out of foster care, and he's always lived on the edge. Can she still trust him?"

The Summer Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine by Elizabeth Chadwick - Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine. But when her beloved father dies suddenly in the summer of 1137, her childhood is over. Forced to marry the young prince Louis of France, she barely adjusts before another death catapults them to being crowned King and Queen of France. Leaving everything behind, Eleanor must face the complex and vivacious French court.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace - The story follows Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman whose childhood friend Messala betrays him. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path. Rediscover the intrigue, romance, and tragedy in this thrilling adventure.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Banned Books Week

We Read Banned Books
 This week libraries across the United States are recognizing "Banned Books Week".

Banned books week began in the 1980s after the Supreme Court ruled that school officials cannot ban books from libraries because of content in the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) case. While this ruling has stood, there are still books that are challenged and banned. Even in the event of banned books, the majority are still widely available.

One might ask why a book would by challenged or banned. We do have freedom of speech , don't we? We do, but sometimes that freedom is challenged. This is why the American Libraries Association Office of Intellectual Freedom exists. On an individual basis there may be books that come into question on their content because of viewpoints and bias, with freedom of speech and intellectual freedom we must realize that everyone has a right to create content as well as the right to consume that content. 

Reasons for challenges
There are many reasons that a book may be challenged. Often the reasons come down to viewpoint or changes in society. There are many books that are considered classics that have been put on the list because what was accepted when the book was written, is no longer accepted in society.  These topics are often religious point of view, racism, prejudice, violence, political point of view, language, sexual themes, and others.
Here at the Jennie Woodworth Library, our goal when we purchase books is to provide content for our community. We believe in intellectual freedom. Libraries are meant to be a place of knowledge and research with information from all points of view. We encourage our patrons and their families to use our online catalog to search for books they are interested in. We have added the subject "Banned and Challenged List" to the books we have that are on the lists. We know often when people are reminded about banned books that it peaks their curiosity.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020

You may view the entire Banned and Challenged Books List for 2020 here.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Wait? It is September already? -- August Stats

It is difficult to believe that it is September already (and a third of the way through!).

We started accepting applications for the Jennie’s Christmas Mercantile that will be December 11. You can get all the information at Jennie's Christmas Mercantile.  We do still have openings. To remind everyone that your application is only part of the process. Payment is required to confirm your spot. We are excited for the 2021 Christmas mercantile. We love seeing our community come together!

For August we welcomed 10 new patrons to our library. Those patrons are included in the 275 visits that we had through out the month. While our patrons explored our library, we had 239 items checked out. This included:

               Books                   152                      

               DVD                     19                        

               Computers            68                        

Aside from our community visiting us in person, we also have had visits to our website ( and our catalog (

               Catalog Visits     2478

               Website Visits    6048

*visits are just that, a visit to the web URL. 


Saturday, August 21, 2021

New Books for August


Light After the War
Light After the War by Anita Abriel It is 1946 when Vera Frankel and her best friend Edith Ban arrive in Naples. Refugees from Hungary, they escaped from a train headed for Auschwitz and were hidden by farmers until the end of the war while the rest of their families perished. Now, they want to start new lives abroad, and armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work at the United States embassy and falls in love with Captain Anton Wight. But...

Gut Decision by Jeff Carson After six tours as an Army Ranger, David Wolf is finally back home in Rocky Points, Colorado, where he's in his third week of training for the Sluice County Sheriff's Department. His survival instincts and fresh memories of military action are wreaking havoc on his chances of making a good impression, and when he screws up during his first week on patrol, everyone has written him off as hopeless -- a dangerous kid without any self control. So when he thinks he sees trouble happening during a routine call, probie-deputy Wolf must decide if he can defy orders and trust the instincts that got him through six tours of death-defying military action, or if he's just seeing things again.

The Silversmith by Jeff Carson Deputy Sergeant David Wolf has been waiting sixteen years for today's opportunity to follow in the footsteps of his late father -- to become Sheriff of Sluice County, headquartered in the small ski resort town of Rocky Points, Colorado. What he's offered, however, isn't quite what he's expecting. And for Wolf, refusing turns out to be harder, and much deadlier, than he could have anticipated. When a rich and powerful enemy corrupts the SCSD from within, Wolf becomes hunted by his own department, along with a special forces killing machine who's psychotic lust for blood is never denied. 

America's First Daughter
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, Patsy becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death. She travels with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris that Patsy learns about her father's liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love with her father's protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Her choices will follow her in the years to come, and as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation.

Hamnet by Maggie OFarrell A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an eccentric young woman who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford. She becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when their young son succumbs to bubonic plague.

Ocean Prey by John Sandford An off-duty Coast Guardsman is fishing with his family when he calls in some suspicious behavior from a nearby boat. It's a snazzy craft, slick and outfitted with extra horsepower, and is zipping along until it slows to pick up a surfaced diver . . . a diver who was apparently alone, without his own boat, in the middle of the ocean. None of it makes sense unless there's something hinky going on, and his hunch is proved right when all three Guardsmen who come out to investigate are shot and killed. They're federal officers killed on the job, which means the case is the FBI's turf. When the FBI's investigation stalls out, they call in Lucas Davenport. 


The Desolations of Devil's Acre by Ransom Riggs 

Sequel to: The conference of the birds. "The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop, but he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. Risen from the Library of Souls, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains--deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones, if they can decipher its secret location.


Fans of “Percy Jackson” will love the story of Aru Shah, a girl who unexpectedly gets drawn into a world of adventure. Based on Hindu mythology, this enthralling tale will captivate anyone in the mood for a high-octane adventure.

Aru Shah and the End of Time bk. 1 by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Song of Death bk. 2 by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes bk. 3 by Roshani Chokshi

Aru Shah and the City of Gold bk. 4 by Roshani Chokshi


Sisters by Raina Telgemeier  Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years. But when a baby brother enters the picture, and later, when something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

July Statistics

 As back-to-school has arrived, we can look back at our July stats. We enjoyed seeing everyone!

We want to thank Ms. Melba for her patriotic story time, Santa & Ms. Claus stopping by while on vacation, State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath for coming by with snakes, and Ms. Jennifer for story time and a craft. 

Storytime w/ Ms. Melba   Santa & Ms. Claus    State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath   Storytime w/ Ms. Jennifer

We appreciate every single one of you for taking the time out of your day to be here.

For the month of July we welcomed 313 visitors in the library, 6618 visitors to our website, and 2013 used the catalog. We welcomed 17 new patrons and we added 95 items, 13 were new. 

Thank you for utilizing your community built and supported library.

The circulation numbers in July were as follows:
180 books were checked out.
29 DVDs were checked out.
1 CD-Book was checked out.
And the computers were used 52 times bringing our circulation total to 262.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Curbside Service

Curb side service at JWL
One of the amazing things that has come from the insanity in 2020 is businesses and such have made curb side service work.

While we have ALWAYS been glad to accommodate the needs of our patrons, we feel making it official is best.

How does it work? Pretty easily for our patrons that have their cards.
  • Go to and sign in to your account using your library card number and pin.
  • Browse the catalog and reserve the books/materials that you would like. We currently have a limit of 2 items.
  • OR call us with your selections and we can take care of it that way also.
  • We will call you or email you when your items are ready. We limit the hold for 5 days before returning them to shelves.
  • When you arrive, you can either come in and get your items or call us and let us know you are here.
  • Once you are finished with the items (14 day loan) you can drop them in the book return that is on the north side of the building (facing the fire hall)

Conditions of Curbside Checkout:
By using our curbside service, you the patron, acknowledge that you will abide by the Jennie Woodworth Library checkout agreement. Materials are checked out for 14 days at a time. If those materials are late they incur a $0.25 fine per item per day. Renewal after the item is late does not remove existing fine. In addition, in order to use our curbside service, your account must be in good standing.

Friday, July 30, 2021

In Memory of Mary E. Adcock

In loving memory of Mary Adcock

We are sadden with the news of our friend and patron Mrs. Mary Adcock having left this world. Mary loved our library and enjoyed coming here with her grand daughter.

We will miss you Mary.

A donation of books has been made in memory of Mary Adcock to our children's book section.

The following books were donated:

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They have lots of suggestions for how to make him feel better. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?

Suzanne and Max Lang bring hilarity and levity to this very important lesson on emotional literacy, demonstrating to kids that they are allowed to feel their feelings.

Grumpy Monkey Party Time! by Suzanne Lang

Grumpy Monkey Party Time! by Suzanne Lang
Have you ever been a little anxious about going to a party? Jim Panzee feels that. Porcupine is having a big party, and according to Jim's best friend Norman, there will be--gulp--dancing. Jim can DEFINITELY not dance. When he tells his friends, they all try to teach him cool moves--surely that's the only reason Jim isn't excited about this party!

Now, their job complete, the other animals sweep Jim along, all the way to the dance floor. Jim is dipped, swayed, and twirled until he can't take it anymore--he just doesn't like to dance! When he lets everyone know, he's met with disbelief...until Water Buffalo reveals that he doesn't much care to dance, either. As more and more animals have the courage speak their truths, does this mean there's no place for them at this party?

In this hilarious sequel to GRUMPY MONKEY, kids will learn that it's okay not to go with the flow if they're uncomfortable, and that speaking up about what they need can help others speak up, too--and maybe they need the same thing!

The One and Only Sparkella by Channing Tatum

The One and Only Sparkella by Channing Tatum
Ella is excited for her first day at a new school.

Glimmering pencil case? Check!

Shimmering backpack? Check!

Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check!

She can't wait to meet the other kids and share her sparkly personality. But her first day doesn't go quite as planned: Her new classmates don't like her disco-ball shoes, her PB&J-with-sprinkles sandwich, or her rainbow-y unicorn painting.

Ella decides to try to be less sparkly at school the next day so the other kids won't make fun of her. But with a little help from her dad, she soon learns the importance of just being herself, no matter what other people say.

Monday, July 12, 2021

June Circulation and Stats

 June was a big month for us. We are so glad to have been able to see so many of our community doing well. 

We have enjoyed doing our summer programs on Thursdays and have had good turn outs for each one. Many thanks to Kara at Spots Pots, Ranger Tim Wheatley with the Birds of Prey from Montgomery Bell State Park, State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath,  and World Renowned Harpist Carol McClure of the Harp School, Inc.

Please make sure to visit these amazing literacy and community supporters and say hi!

In the month of June we had 340 visitors in the library and 7458 website visitors while 2260 have used our online catalog. We welcomed 26 new patrons and added 28 new items.

Thank You for using your community library!

Also in the month of June our circulation numbers were as follows:

180 books were checked out,

26 DVDs were checked out,

and the computers were checked out 59 times bringing our circulation to a total of 265.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

New Additions for June

 Our recent arrivals for the month of June are sure to grab attention. We have a diverse group of books that have made it to the NEW shelves. 


2034: A Novel of the Next World War by Elliot Ackerman

Walk the Wire by David Baldacci

Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly

The Palm Beach Murders by James Patterson

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker


Murder Thy Neighbor by James Patterson (364)

The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer (373)

Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX by Eric Berger (629)

The Light of Days by Judy Batalio (940)


Untamed by Glennon Doyle

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox

A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

Young Adult

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley


Long Range by C.J. Box

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Atticus, the Wise Dragon

 On June 9, 2021 local artist, Dutch Bryant presented the Jennie Woodworth Library with a marvelous painting of the wise dragon, Atticus.

Atticus is a special dragon because he loves to read. He encourages others to be a "book dragon" as well.

Make sure to stop by and meet Atticus while you are checking out a book to read.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Thank you to the GFWC - Dickson County Women's Club

JWL Director with books donated by the GFWC-Dickson County
The GFWC Dickson County Woman's Club donated the lovely books seen in the picture to the left.

"Thank you so much! We can not wait to get these books on our shelves. We LOVE books on diversity!"
- Faith Johnson, JWL Director.

We believe that teaching diversity at a young age is necessary. These books along with others that have been added to our collection will help in doing that.

As always, the Jennie Woodworth Library greatly appreciates the kindness of our community and the community organizations. Our library has been built by our community and is supported by our community.

Thank You.

Lovely by Jess Hong -  Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely! That is the central message of author/illustrator Jess Hong's charmingly thoughtful and unfailingly entertaining picture book story for children ages 4 to 8.

This book can be found in the Easy section of our Children's Collection.

Do you have a library card with us? You can reserve this book now, online. Lovely by Jess Hong

People by Peter Spier - In this breathtaking tour around the world, young readers can pore over the many details that make each country and culture unique and special—illuminated by Spier’s detailed and witty illustrations of festivals and holidays, foods, religions, homes, pets, and clothing.

This book can be found in the Easy section of our Children's Collection.

Do you have a library card with us? You can reserve this book now, online. People by Peter Spier

Friday, June 4, 2021

It was May, our monthly information post.

The month of May seemed to fly by.

We welcomed 10 new patrons to our library. Through the course of the month, we had 227 visits from our community.  The online catalog ( had 2124 visitors while our main website, had 8327 visitors.

Our circulation for May was the following:

109 Books were checked out.

11 DVDs were checked out.

The computers were checked out 49 times.

Through donations and purchases we were able to add 25 more resources to our catalog in the month of May.

Make sure to visit us this summer. Our Summer Reading Post has the event calendar of our summer programs.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Kick off the summer!

Summer Reading Log
 Make sure to stop by JWL for your summer reading log. When you pick up the log you will also get a "I love to read" bracelet. The only restriction is you need to have a current library card in good standing.

The Summer Reading Log 2021 allows participants to track their reading over the summer. In addition on the back of the log, the summer activities are listed.

For those that complete their log and activities, they can enter to win a prize at the end of summer.

Don't let the summer slump affect your reading! We have added over 200 books into the children's room this last year. We are sure there will be something that your children will love to read.

And Parents! we also have bingo! Not just for the kiddos but for you too! We have three groups of bingo cards; littles, readers, and adults. For all the cards when you complete them you can get a prize plus enter to win a big prize at the end of summer.

Don't forget the activities on Thursdays as well. Our calendar is on the previous Summer Reading Post.

We can not wait to see you this summer!