Showing posts with label Programs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Programs. 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

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Falling in to autumn

 We have wrapped up September and jumping into October. This year is going by amazingly fast and extremely slow at the same time. What is important is that our library is here for our community and we love seeing our patrons.

For the month of September, we have had 199 people visit our library. We have welcomed 16 new patrons. This makes us excited! We love to share our resources here at the Jennie Woodworth Library.

Our circulation in September was good:

  • 181 Books
  • 3 Audio Books
  • 18 DVDs
  • And the computers were used 38 times.

We are moving along! BTW! If you need to update your existing library card information, you can check out the link in the side bar under Patron Information (Or click here)

October is read a book month!

Now that you have your library card (if you haven't, come on in and we will get you hooked up), it's time to read! Especially with fall break upon us.


As part of the Town of White Bluff, we are abiding by the requirements that have been declared. You can see the full disclosure at COVID-19 effective immediatelyFace coverings are required. Materials are in quarantine for 72 hours once they are returned.

Fall Activities

We have several things coming up. Coming up on Thursday is our October Take and Make for the kids. The juvenile has to be present and a library card holder. ALSO during the month of October we are holding a costume contest for the kids, birth - 18. 

The information for the Costume Contest can be found HERE

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.

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, October 5, 2020

Costume Contest!

Submissions accepted until October 24, 2020.

Submissions can be sent to us via Facebook Messenger or dropped off at the library. Child’s name and age is to be included.
Submissions are a photo of a juvenile patron in their Halloween costume. Juvenile must be a patron of the Jennie Woodworth Library in good standing. Costumes are to be modest, nothing racy.

Event page -

Age groups for the contest are:

  •        Birth thru 4 years of age
  •        5 / 6
  •        7 / 8
  •        9 / 10
  •        11 thru 13
  •        14 thru 18

Our prizes will be:

  •        Pull Along Book Caddy w/ 4 board books and small stuffed toy (b-4)
  •        Funko Pop – Squirtle (5/6)
  •        Baseball Collectors Kit (7/8)
  •        Pokémon Card Game Kit (9/10)
  •        Skittermander Gamer Pouch (11-13)
  •        $10 Gift Card to Sweet T’s (14-18)


Participant must be a patron of the Jennie Woodworth Library in good standing. Good standing means no overdue books and no outstanding fines. Please note that it is free to get a library card at JWL and $2 to replace a lost library card.
By entering our contest, you are giving us permission to use your photos in online promotion and in the contest.


Photos will be posted on the Jennie Woodworth Library Facebook page in albums. Each album will be labeled with the age group on it. Albums will be posted October 25, 2020. The image with the most likes in the album at noon on October 31, 2020 is the winner. Announcement will be made at 1 pm October 31.


 * This contest is being run on our Jennie Woodworth Library Facebook Page. All entries will be submitted in person or by way of Facebook Messenger. Winners will be decided by people "liking" the photos.

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Kicking 2020 off with a bang!

January has kicked 2020 off to a great start!

January Events
January 15th, Ms. Jennifer did our story time and we read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. After the story we had a craft that the children enjoyed with Peter on a snowy day.

January Fundraiser Status
Our fundraiser completed last month and as I am typing up today’s post, Tennsco is installing the first set of our shelves. It is so very exciting. This will allow us to shift the books and have more space for growth.

Future Events
February 12th at 10:30 am Children’s Story Time hosted by Ms. Kara and Spots Pots Pottery. Check it out at our event page.

February is Black History Month and Library Lovers Month. Come on in and see what we have going on.

Starting February 10th will we start our adult coloring contest. 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 as we get closer.

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?

January New Patrons
In the month of January, we added another 27 more friends. Welcome! We are glad to have you here.

December Circulation
  • 208 books were checked out
  • 77 DVDs were checked out
  • The computers were used 74 times.

December New Resources
We were able to add
World Book Online

Saturday, January 25, 2020

World Book Resources For Our Patrons

World Book Web

The main hub on World Book online that features the below sections.

World Book Kids

  • Premier reference website developed especially for elementary-aged users, featuring image-driven navigation and an intuitive user experience. 
  • Thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wealth of engaging games and activities. 
  • World of Animals: Fun and easy-to-use tool to help kids research their favorite animals. 
  • Use the Compare Places feature to explore and compare countries, states, and provinces. 
  • Hands-on science projects and experiments cater to many different levels and interests. 
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards. 
  • Age-appropriate web quests provide exploratory print-and-go activities.

World Book Student

  • Tens of thousands of encyclopedia articles featuring high-interest, readable content. 
  • Rich multimedia, including nearly 700 videos and original animations and 17,000+ photos and illustrations. 
  • My Research offers individualized accounts, allowing users to compile content that can be accessed from home or school. 
  • World Book Biography Center, with more than 10,000 biographies of both historical and contemporary figures. 
  • Google Drive and Google Classroom integration. 
  • Trivia quizzes make learning fun. 
  • Lexile® measures on Student’s most popular articles deliver a “targeted” reading experience. 
  • Extensive built-in dictionary and an easy-to navigate atlas. 
  • Translation tool with 100+ languages! 
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards. 
  • Age-appropriate web quests provide exploratory print-and-go activities.

World Book Advanced

  • Integrated search of articles, media, primary sources, eBooks, dictionary, back in time articles, and special reports. 
  • Advanced research tools include dictionary, atlas, and more. 
  • Teaching with Primary Source Documents include advanced lesson plans. 
  • Pathfinders of pre-generated content sets aid in research and subject matter understanding. 
  • My Research offers individualized accounts, allowing users to compile content that can be accessed from home or school. 
  • Thousands of fiction and nonfiction online books. 
  • World Newspapers of more than 400 periodicals from around the globe. 
  • Citation Builder creates flawless citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats. 
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards. 
  • Age-appropriate web quests provide exploratory print-and-go activities.

World Book Discover

  • World Book Explains videos feature experts answering questions on high-interest topics. 
  • How to Do Research feature contains invaluable resources for both students and educators. 
  • Visual Dictionary—in English, Spanish and French—displays a label next to an image to make content more accessible to readers of all levels. 
  • Citation Builder creates flawless citations in MLA, APA, and Harvard formats. 
  • Translate articles into 100+ languages or have them read aloud in English. 
  • Correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards. 
  • Rich, interactive Life Skills 101 offers practical tips on such topics as applying for jobs, budgeting, arranging housing, health care issues, social skills, and more.

Spanish-language Encyclopedia

  • Highly visual articles written in Spanish at an easier reading level. 
  • Mundo de Animales (World of Animals) feature provides younger readers with a fun and easy-to-use tool for learning about their favorite animals. 
  • Integrated with World Book Kids so users can toggle back and forth between Spanish and English.
  • Appealing Spanish visual dictionary helps readers identify word meanings and build vocabulary. 
  • Hands-on learning activities. 
  • Colorful photos, illustrations, and videos. 
  • Spanish language news from around the world.

Early Learning

  • A highly engaging and visual site designed for easy integration into classroom instruction and library programming. 
  • A rich collection of educational, interactive games and topical videos is ideal for use with interactive white boards. 
  • Guided reading program with stories spread across Lexile levels provide building blocks for early learners. 
  • Easily adaptable with new features and content added regularly based on user feedback. 
  • Proprietary stories utilizing small bursts of content will support micro-learning. 
  • Includes a robust collection of educator resources, including lesson plans, mini-lessons, and printables as well as correlations to Common Core, state, and provincial standards.


  • Access to over 3,000 titles including World Book exclusive content. 
  • 24/7 unlimited, simultaneous access and unlimited renewals. 
  • Automatically updated and continually growing collection at no additional charge.


  • Optimized for iPads and the most popular Android devices. 
  • 650+ unique Timelines spanning the arts, science and technology, society and culture, sports, world history and geography, and more. 
  • Create, customize, collaborate, and share your Timelines. 
  • More than 14,000 events built directly into the product. 
  • Build Timelines for any purpose, from school research projects to family histories and just for fun. 
  • Timelines includes synopsized historical notes and a wealth of engaging images and videos to craft stunning presentations. 
  • Great for visual learners. 
  • Perfect for all ages.

Friday, January 3, 2020

December has already washed away

We had an amazing December this year.

December Events
December 12th, we had Santa and Mrs. Claus come and visit with the children for story time and pictures. IT was a grand old time and we were able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of almost 50 children!

December 14th was our Jennie’s Christmas Mercantile. We had a good amount of people come through and were able to do lots of Christmas shopping. We are already planning on next year’s event. We would love any feedback from those that were vendors and those that shopped the sale.

December Fundraiser Status
This month we did it! We started raising funds in October for two sets of shelves. We were able to order the first set in November. The order for the second set will be going in next week! This is very exciting for the library. While the first set of shelves will be in our fiction section, the second set will be with our genealogy and local history section and include a workstation.

Future Events
January 15th at 10:30 am Children’s Story Time hosted by Ms. Jennifer

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?

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

December Circulation
206 books were checked out
47 DVDs were checked out
2 CD-books were checked out
The computers were used 59 times. This is really good considering it is the month of December and our patrons were traveling, not to mention the weather.

We do anticipate some growth in January while we are picking up some of the normal traffic that goes to the Dickson County Public Library. We are so excited they are getting their new building! It is much anticipated.

December New Resources
We were able to add 50 more resources to our collection this past month. 18 were new and we added several CD-books. Thank you for making this possible.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

November was fast!

Seems like just yesterday I was typing up the monthly weblog for October, but here we are.

November had a lot going on with Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving along with the NaNoWriMo.

November Events
               For NaNoWriMo we had 2 writers take on the challenge. And it was a challenge. Both writers learned a lot about themselves and how research when writing can determine how well the story is developed.

               This was a month long event with special days to get together. It was enjoyable. Next year we hope to have many more involved. (Stayed tuned for a Facebook poll at the beginning of the year.)

               We had a Thanksgiving themed Story time this past month as well. Our director enjoyed reading to the children and then making turkeys.

November Fundraiser Status
               At the beginning of the month we met the $500 match and were able to order the first phase of our new shelves. WE CAN NOT WAIT!

               We have an immeasurable amount of gratitude to those that have already donated and contributed. Thank you!

               We currently have $505 towards phase 2. Just need $495 more to get the second set of shelves ordered. It would be awesome to reach our goal before the end of December.

               We are hoping the first set will be here before Christmas. It is SO very exciting. (Just think, more room for more books!)

Future Events
               December 12th from 4-6 we will have craft and then StoryTime with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Our favorite jolly couple will be here at 5. We do request a $10 donation per family.

               December 14th from 10-4 is our Jennie's Christmas Mercantile. Several vendors will be here with MANY different gift items Please make sure to come and support them.

               In January we will be having a Story Time hosted by Ms. Jennifer. Look out for more information concerning that.

               (Would you be interested in hosting a story time for our kids? They really love it. It would involve reading and a small craft. Let us know!)

November New Patrons
               We made new friends in November! 23 new friends to be exact. 13 adult friends and 10 juvenile friends. We are glad to enlarge our library community.

November Circulation
               213 books were checked out! Way to go guys.
               47 DVDs were checked out. Do I hear movie night? We have a LOT of movies to choose from.
               6 CD-Books were checked out. These are awesome for our commuters.

               70 Computers were used. So very glad that our community can come and use the computers and access the Internet for free (just need a library card). We have seen our patrons apply for jobs, look for places to rent, work on schoolwork, and a lot more.

               Unfortunately, since January 1, 2019 we have 44 items overdue. Please make sure to return your items so others can use them.

November New Resources
               We added 51 new resources to our collection in November. 18 were purchased new the rest were donated. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Here come December Events!

It's hard to believe that 2019 is almost gone!

Before it is though, we have some fun events coming up.

December 12th Mr. and Mrs. Claus are going to stop by for a visit for an afternoon story time. At 4 pm, we will have a Christmas story and craft with the Jolly elf and his wife. Make sure to bring your camera for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There is a $10 suggested donation per family.

December 14th Jennie's Christmas Mercantile will be in full swing from 10 am - 4 pm. Make sure to stop by and get your last minute Christmas shopping done. We want to support the vendors that are supporting us.

Please note that we will be closed December 24, 25, and 26 so that our staff and volunteers can spend time with their families.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Goodbye October! Hello November.

Image may contain: people sitting, table and indoorWe had a fun October!

There were several new additions to our library. Including 2 new volunteers! If you are here when Melba or Wade are, please give them a great big welcome! (We really love our volunteers! They are what keeps us going.)

The Johnson Family also had a work day and moved things around in the library to make a seating area for our patrons to be able to sit and enjoy the ambiance of our library. We also have tables and chairs that can be used for work or study.

October Events –
Story time for the Not So Scary Costume PartyWe had a Not So Scary Costume Party where several came out and were wearing their costumes. We appreciate Stephanie Crowder and Molly Hawkins doing the story time and craft. We had 37 in attendance.

October Fundraiser Status -
We are also doing a fundraiser so that we can add more shelves. Our overall goal is $2000. Currently, The Friends of White Bluff has committed $500 towards our goal as long as we get $500 raised on our own. As of this posting, we are at $460. Just need $40 more to get the match.

The great news here? Once we have $1000 we can proceed with phase one of the shelving.

Jennie's Christmas Mercantile December 14Future Events - 
In December we are having the Jennie's Christmas Mercantile December 14th from 10-4. We have openings for vendors and all the information is on the Facebook Event, Jennie's Christmas Mercantile

October New Patrons –
               We welcomed 26 new patrons. 8 Juvenile and 18 Adult. It is so wonderful to have new patrons of our library. We want everybody to know we are here and are a valuable resource to the community.        

October Circulation –
               319 books were checked out! Way to go guys.

               57 DVDs were checked out. Do I hear movie night? We have a LOT of movies to choose from.

               13 CD-Books were checked out. These are awesome for our commuters.

               71 Computers were used. So very glad that our community can come and use the computers and access the Internet for free (just need a library card). We have seen our patrons apply for jobs, look for places to rent, work on schoolwork, and a lot more.

               Unfortunately, since January 1, 2019 we have 48 items overdue. Please make sure to return your items so others can use them.

October New Resources –
               We have 62 new/new to us items added into our inventory.  48 Books, 7 DVDs, and 7 CD-Books. This is made possible by our community supporting our library. Of these additions, only 14 were purchased brand new. We appreciate the donations from our community.

               We accepted gently used materials that are in good condition. Currently we would really like to add to our CD-Book collection. There are many commuters in the area that enjoy listening to books while driving.

November Events -
November Event Calendar at Jennie Woodworth Library
Make sure to check out our events this month. We are proudly a Come Write In location for and will be having a couple events associated with it. We also have a story time coming up too.

We will see YOU at the library.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

November Events at JWL

Events for November 2019

In November we are celebrating National Novel Writers Month. You can find more information about NaNoWriMo at and the Young Writers Program at

The Jennie Woodworth Library has a classroom set up on the website for our younger writers that want to participate. If you stop by in October, we can give you the information for the Young Writers Program group.

The entire month of November, the library will be a Come Write In location for NaNoWriMo. We do have a few meetups also set up, be sure to check out our events list on Facebook.

But wait! That's not all. On November 20th we will have a story and craft time at 10:30 am. Make sure to mark your calendars!

The library will be closed on Veteran's Day, November 11th and also for Thanksgiving on November 28th and 29th.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October Events at JWL

October is upon us! That means we have a new calendar.

Our hardback book sale ends October 5th. Then the paperback book sale is the week of October 7th, ending October 12th.

The NaNoWriMo prep workshops begin October 12th with an informational meeting. The planning workshops are October 26th and 28th.

October 17th join Ms. Stephanie for a fall craft at 4 pm.

Join us at the Veteran's Ball Field for the White Bluff Spooktacular on October 20th from 4-6 pm.