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.