Showing posts with label Childrens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Childrens. Show all posts

Monday, October 19, 2020

Activities for the Family in October!

 We would love to be having Storytime and not so scary costume contest here at the library, but not this year. However, we want to still have fun with our patrons.

👻 With a lot of gratitude to Sweet T's and Blackthorn Game Center we are hosting our virtual Costume Contest. The contest is on Facebook in our JWL 2020 Halloween Costume Contest Group. Submission guidelines are in the group description. Accepting entries until October 24th. Voting ends October 31st at noon.

🦇 - Starting October 19th, we will have color sheets available at the circulation desk. Just stop by and ask. We have some for all ages.  (We have these and a few others.)
Cute Bat Coloring PageHalloween Kitty Coloring PageThree Little Pumpkins Coloring PageSugar Skull Coloring PageVintage Witch Coloring PageSpider Web Coloring Page

🕸 - Monday, October 26th we will be having round two of our Kid's Make and Take. Make sure to stop by with your child and their library card.

🎃 - Wednesday, October 28th we will have Trick or Treat buckets available in part to the donation from the Dickson Insurance Agency, Inc

🍬 - Friday, October 30th we will have goodie bags for our juvenile patrons that stop by in costume.

🍫 - Saturday, October 31st we will have goodie bags for our juvenile patrons that stop by in costume.
 Many thanks to Joanna at Everything Real Estate for their generous donation to make this possible.

Halloween Week Activity Schedule
Halloween Week Activity Schedule

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Kid's Take and Make for October

 The Kid's Make and Take 

On Thursday, October 8th from 11-5, we will have a limited supply of our October Kids Craft. These are first come, first serve. Your child must be present and have their library card to receive one. 

The Rules:

  1. Must be a card holding member in good standing.
  2. Only one craft per person. The child must be present with their library card.
  3. Understand that we have a limited supply and once they are gone, they are gone.

Make sure to keep an eye out for our November and December Take and Makes as well!

We may not be able to have on site programs, but we can have fun!

The Opportunity:

  • We would love for businesses or individuals to sponsor a month.
  • Or hope is to have a teen craft and a kids craft available monthly.
  • These craft kits are take and make. They are simple crafts.
  • We would love to include crafts for our older population as well. 

This opportunity is available because the community has always supported our library through volunteerism and donations. 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Fall and Winter Programs


Sure, we have patrons and community members stopping by for a quick visit, but we miss having story and craft time. We miss having groups. We believe in protecting our community and being responsible as community members, so we are finding a way to reach out.

For our card holding members in good standing, we want to provide a little interaction. We will need some help doing this. And we will need a lot of understanding.

Starting September 12, 2020, we will have a monthly craft available for our juvenile patrons.

On Saturday, September 12th from 11-2, we will have a limited supply of our September Kids Craft. These are first come, first serve. Your child must be present and have their library card to receive one. (This craft is specified for 8 and up due to small parts.)

The Rules:

  1. Must be a card holding member in good standing.
  2. Only one craft per person. The child must be present with their library card.
  3. Understand that we have a limited supply and once they are gone, they are gone.

The Opportunity:

  • We would love for businesses or individuals to sponsor a month.
  • Or hope is to have a teen craft and a kids craft available monthly.
  • These craft kits are take and make. They are simple crafts.
  • We would love to include crafts for our older population as well. 
This opportunity is available because the community has always supported our library through volunteerism and donations. 

We do have a kids craft prepared for October. We are hoping to be able to encourage our community kids to have fun and enjoy. We also love feedback! While we are unable to do these crafts with you, we hope that you send us pictures of your completed projects!

In addition to the October craft, we will also be doing a costume contest for Halloween. More information about it will be forthcoming as we get into October.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

JWL Summer Reading Program

As we struggle to find a new normal, we have decided to go in a different direction with our summer reading program this year.

We will start signups for the Jennie Woodworth Library Reading Program at the library now.

We also have an opportunity to work with Tristar Reads. Tristar Reads is a reading program that encourages students K-12 to read at least 20 minutes a day.

Tristar Reads has the opportunity for students to earn a $1000 scholarship when they sign up. In addition, when our patrons and kids sign up and put JWL as the referral, we become eligible for a donation up to $1500 from Tennesseans for Student Success and Tristar Reads

How are we going to do this? I am so glad you asked.

To sign up for Tristar Reads, simply CLICK HERE

When you sign up, PLEASE make sure to include JWL in the Referral Team Leader/Team Name box. (It is circled and highlighted in the image.) Every sign up through our link helps us. So please, sign up through our link and include JWL in the referral.

This year we will have a reading log of how many books you have read. As our summer readers meet their goals, we will have incentives.

The Reading Program is focused on young people 5-14.

As stated earlier, sign ups begin now. Our reading program ends July 31st. We will receive reading logs for prizes August 3rd until August 15th.


There will be a reading log available upon signup. Reading log is to be used for keeping track of books read. There will be incentives for completing the reading log. (We will accept the reading log from Tristar Reads as well.)

Also, we will have rewards for those that have read the most books checked out from Jennie Woodworth Library. There will be a bucket for you to submit your checkout receipt.
  • Reader must be a library card holder with the Jennie Woodworth Library.
    • Card holder must be in good standing to qualify for incentives and rewards.
    • Library cards are free, they require parents contact information and signature.
    • Contact Information must be current and accurate.
  • Reader will receive one reading log when they sign up.
  • Verification will be based on checkout records.
To be clear, you do not have to join Tristar Reads to participate in our reading program, it is an added incentive to encourage your students to read as well as benefit your local library.

We are still working on the incentives but will update as soon as possible. If local sponsors would like to step up, we would appreciate it.

We would also love to do video/live story time and craft times, we are looking for volunteers with that as well. (Really flexible with this, please just contact me.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day

Across the world, St. Patrick's Day has become a celebration of Irish heritage. But do you know why we celebrate it?

Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint of Ireland and its national apostle. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.
In the centuries following Patrick’s death (believed to have been on March 17, 461), the mythology surrounding his life became ever more ingrained in the Irish culture: Perhaps the most well-known legend of St. Patrick is that he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of a native Irish clover, the shamrock. (
While the roots of the holiday are definitely associated with Catholicism, the celebration has gone beyond its origins.
Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Although North America is home to the largest productions, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world in locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia. Popular St. Patrick’s Day recipes include Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and champ. In the United States, people often wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.
In modern-day Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day was traditionally been a religious occasion. In fact, up until the 1970s, Irish laws mandated that pubs be closed on March 17. Beginning in 1995, however, the Irish government began a national campaign to use interest in St. Patrick’s Day to drive tourism and showcase Ireland and Irish culture to the rest of the world. (
So, now that you know a little more about St. Patrick's day, what are you doing to celebrate it?

- Listen to Irish poetry by  W.B. YeatsSeamus Heaney, and Samuel Beckett on Spotify.
- Listen to a 3-hour compilation of some of the best Irish music here.
- Learn some Irish dancing, here are plenty of to teach you, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.
- Search your yard or local park for 4-leaf clovers.
- Print off some color pages from
- Educational worksheets from

Monday, March 9, 2020

Showed the Love - February 2020

February Events
February 12th Spot's Pots Pottery came out with a story and craft. It was a cold and rainy day but that did not stop approximately 30 to be in attendance. Many thanks to Ms. Kara for coming out and sharing a story and then having a pottery craft for all to do. Remember that if you were at the storytime and painted your pottery it is available for pickup at Spot's Pots in Dickson on Main St.

Future Events
March 18th at 10:30 am Children’s Story Time hosted by Ms. Liz. Check it out at our event page.

March is Women's History Month. Stop by and grab a book about a woman that has made a difference.

The voting for our adult coloring contest has started. You can vote for the favorite until March 13th. Winner will be announced March 14th. One vote per patron per day. We have prizes from Cuttin' Up Hair Salon, SOS Massage, and White Bluff Car Care. Make sure to check the event page for more information.

Also, our quarterly book sale will begin March 15th. Make sure to check it out. You NEVER know what you will find! There are many books and DVDs that we will be putting out.

We would love to host more story times and other activities. We just need volunteers to get it done. Would you be interested in helping?

February New Patrons
In the month of February, we added another 23 more friends. Welcome! We are so very glad to have you here.

February Circulation
  • 256 books were checked out
  • 97 DVDs were checked out
  • 8 CD-Books were checked out
  • The computers were used 85 times.

February New Resources
We were able to add 81 items
  • 47 books, 6 were brand new
  • 5 CD-Books
  • 29 DVDs

Thursday, January 23, 2020

New Books! Check Out What We've Added

This month the books we have purchased our for the kid's room. Updating our children's book area is important to us so that your children will find something they are interested in or already familiar with.

Juvenile Non-Fiction (J 000.00)

Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History by Vashti Harrison 
New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history. An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies, readers will find aviators and artists, politicians and pop stars, athletes and activists. The exceptional men featured include artist Aaron Douglas, civil rights leader John Lewis, dancer Alvin Ailey, filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, musician Prince, photographer Gordon Parks, tennis champion Arthur Ashe, and writer James Baldwin. The legends in this book span centuries and continents, but what they have in common is that each one has blazed a trail for generations to come.

Kid's Easy (E)

Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
Good Night, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry
Beep Beep Beep It's time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends--a perfect bedtime read-aloud in this bestselling series A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It's not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it's easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it's all aboard for a bedtime ride Beep Beep Shhh. . .

How to Give Your Cat a Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley and John MartzHow to Give Your Cat a Bath: In Five Easy Steps by Nicola Winstanley and John Martz
In this hilarious and clever "how-to," a little girl and a know-it-all narrator are thwarted by a cat who refuses to take a bath. The perfect read-aloud for fans of Snappsy the Alligator and Interrupting Chicken. Step one: fill the bath Step two: put the cat in the bath Step three: put shampoo on the cat Step four: rinse the cat Step five: dry the cat Seems simple, right? One problem: the cat has no intention of doing ANY of these things Watch as the steps keep changing, the cat keeps escaping, the girl keeps eating cookies and the mess keeps escalating. Soon it's not just the cat who needs a bath--it's the whole house This spoof on an instruction manual features an increasingly bewildered human, a nonchalant cat and a know-it-all narrator. . . who really doesn't know it all. How DO you give a cat a bath?

The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel
The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel
Meet a very Serious Goose in late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's first fun and funny picture book There is nothing silly about this goose. You CANNOT make her laugh, so DON'T EVEN TRY Written, illustrated, and lettered by Jimmy Kimmel, this picture book challenges young readers to bring the silly out of a very Serious Goose. Inspired by Jimmy's nickname for his kids, The Serious Goose reminds us to be silly in a serious way. Put your little comedians in front of a mylar mirror and challenge them to make this no-nonsense goose smile. This delightful read-aloud is guaranteed to create gaggles of giggles time and time again Kimmel's proceeds from sales of THE SERIOUS GOOSE will be donated to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and children's hospitals around the country.

Snakes on the Job by Kathryn Dennis
Snakes on the Job by Kathryn Dennis

Full of sibilant sounds and other wordplay, Kathryn Dennis's picture book, Snakes on the Job, is a sssssweet story that's sure to be a read-aloud hit. 

Off to work the snakes will go.

They slide into trucks and roll out slow.

Hisssssssh goes the sound of the brakes. The busy snakes are back! This time, they are operating a variety of construction vehicles--bulldozers, diggers, backhoes and more--and what they are building is a surprise. It's so fun, that new friends want to join them!

Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner
Stretchy McHandsome by Judy Schachner
A handsome and totally fetching street cat with a penchant for trouble stars in the new picture book by Judy Schachner, creator of the inimitable, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones Stretchy McHandsome is not only good looking with his ginger fur, but he has personality that shines as well. Leaving the safety of the McHandsome clan, he stretches himself away from home and all around town. Out and about, he is spotted by a girl with a kindred spirit, who makes him realize the one thing missing from his life is the warm lap of a loving person. How this gadabout finds his true girl makes for a story that is a little bit wild, but a whole lot wonderful.

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
A New York Times bestseller From Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within. Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything. In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong'o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische
This uplifting and positive book encourages kids to promise that tomorrow, they will be grateful, helpful, and kind. Tomorrow I'll be everything I strive to be each day And even when it's difficult I'll work to find a way. Immerse yourself in the beautifully hand-lettered words of wisdom, hope, and positivity alongside adorable illustrations of love and caring. This book is a reminder to all readers, young and old, that the smallest kind gesture can make the biggest difference in the world--we just have to remember to be kind to one another. 

Truman by Jean Reidy

Truman by Jean Reidy
After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below...until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus Truman waits for her to return. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems...impossible

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan

When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don't make a face Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom. "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget But when she follows the narrator's careful--and funny--instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all. This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community. . . and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Emily Winfield Martin

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Emily Winfield Martin
From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin celebrates all personalities and their potential. With a beautiful gatefold, gorgeous and moving illustrations, and a rhyming text, this is a book that parents will love reading over and over to their kids--both younger and older. It's a great gift for any occasion, but a standout for birthdays, baby showers, and graduation with its loving and inspiring message: Then I'll look at you, And you'll look at me, And I'll love you, Whoever you've grown up to be.

Updated 9/11/2020 to include permalinks to catalog.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

New Titles In Our Collection - Teen/Children Room

We have a new shipment of books in! Make sure to come in and "check out" our books.


There's a Hair in My Dirt!: A Worm's Story by Gary Larson

It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there's a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story—a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere.

And so Father Worm describes the saga of a fair young maiden and her adventuresome stroll through her favorite forest, a perambulator's paradise. It is a journey filled with mystery and magic. Or so she thinks.


See the source imageThe Brightest Night by Tui T Sutherland (Book #5)

The dragonets struggle to fulfill the prophecy and -- somehow -- end the war in this thrilling new installment of the New York Times bestselling Wings of Fire series One will have the power of wings of fire. . . Sunny has always taken the Dragonet Prophecy very seriously. If Pyrrhia's dragons need her, Clay, Tsunami, Glory, and Starflight to end the war, she's ready to try. She even has some good ideas how to do it, if anyone would listen to her. But shattering news from Morrowseer has shaken Sunny's faith in their destiny. Is it possible for anyone to end this terrible war and choose a new SandWing queen? What if everything they've been through was for nothing? Buried secrets, deadly surprises, and an unexpected side to scavengers are all waiting for her in the shifting sands of the desert, where Sunny must decide once and for all: Is her destiny already written? Or can five dragonets change their fate and save the world. . . the way they choose?

See the source imageMoon Rising by Tui T Sutherland (Book #6)

The New York Times-bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny Peace has come to Pyrrhia. . . for now. The war between the tribes is finally over, and now the dragonets of the prophecy have a plan for lasting peace: Jade Mountain Academy, a school that will gather dragonets from all the tribes and teach them to live together, perhaps even as friends. Moonwatcher isn't sure how she feels about school, however. Hidden in the rainforest for most of her life, the young NightWing has an awful secret. She can read minds, and even see the future. Living in a cave with dozens of other dragons is noisy, exhausting--and dangerous. In just a few days, Moon finds herself overwhelmed by her secret powers and bombarded by strange thoughts, including those of a mysterious dragon who might be a terrible enemy. And when someone starts attacking dragons within the academy, Moon has a choice to make: Stay hidden and safe? Or risk everything to save her new friends?

Winter Turning by Tui T Sutherland (Book #7)

Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family his whole life. When his sister, Icicle, runs away from Jade Mountain Academy, fleeing terrible crimes and possibly planning to commit more, Winter knows that they both need a second chance to make things right -- if only he can find her. Winter's new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, won't let him make this dangerous journey alone. They don't seem to understand that IceWings, the most superior of all dragon tribes, can fix their own problems. When their search leads the dragonets straight into Queen Scarlet's vicious talons, Winter is grateful to have some help. But even the bravest dragons can't follow him to the Ice Kingdom, where he'll have to face the greatest threat of all: his own family.


Escape from the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz (Descendants #4)

Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos may have once been the baddest of the bad, but their wicked ways are (mostly) behind them-and now graduation is almost here! But before the seniors can don their custom-designed caps and gowns, courtesy of Evie, they've got an epic plan to put into action. There are tons of villain kids on the Isle of the Lost who are eager for their chance to come to Auradon Prep-even Celia, Dr. Facilier's trickster daughter, wants in on the deal!-and Mal's crew is using their upcoming visit to the Isle to help make it happen. But Auradon's biggest threat is still at large?

Trapped on the other side of the barrier, Uma is more desperate than ever to get her long-awaited revenge against Mal. When she discovers an underground lair belonging to Hades, god of the underworld, Uma realizes she's found the perfect partner in crime. Together, they can defeat Mal, bring down the barrier, and escape the Isle for good.

Mal and Uma have a score to settle, and they'll come face to face in an explosive underwater battle that could determine the fates of Auradon and the Isle of the Lost once and for all.

Turtles All the Way DownTurtles All the Way Down by John Green

JOHN GREEN, the acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, returns with a story of shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.