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.)

Friday, May 15, 2020

New books in the Children's Room at JWL

For the staff here at the Jennie Woodworth Library know that fostering a love for reading and learning begins when children are beginning to read. One way to encourage that love is to provide books of interest.  Also to have books over relevant topics that are nonfiction.

We are ecstatic to be adding these books to our Juvenile section in the library. Thank you to all of our supporters!

The Worst Years of My Life (Middle School #01) by James Patterson 
Get MeOut of Here! (Middle School #02) by James Patterson
MyBrother Is a Big, Fat Liar (Middle School #3) by James Patterson
How I Survived Bullies,Broccoli, and Snake Hill (Middle School #4) by James Patterson

Alabama (a True Book: My United States) by Jo S Kittinger         
Earth's Place in Space by Tara Haelle     
Florida (a True Book: My United States) by Tamra B Orr
I Ate Sunshine forBreakfast by Michael Holland
Investigating Forces andMotion by Richard Spilsbury
Investigating Magnetism by Richard Spilsbury
Kentucky (a True Book: My United States) by Jennifer Zeiger
Louisiana (a True Book: My United States) by Jennifer Zeiger
Maryland (a True Book: My United States) by Vicky Franchino
Mississippi (a True Book: My United States) by Jennifer Zeiger
New Hampshire (a True Book: My United States) by Nel Yomtov
New Jersey (a True Book: My United States) by Nel Yomtov
New York (a True Book: My United States) by Cody Crane
North Carolina (a True Book: My United States) by Ann O Squire
Science and Sustainable Water by Stuart A Kallen
The Science of SolarEnergy by Arnold Ringstad
The Science of WindEnergy by Maddie Spalding
The Solar System by Rebecca Kraft Rector
South Carolina (a True Book: My United States) by Barbara A Somervill
Sun, Moon, and Stars by Emily Sohn
Tennessee (a True Book: My United States) by Melissa McDaniel
Vermont (a True Book: My United States) by Jennifer Hackett
Virginia (a True Book: My United States) by Jennifer Hackett
West Virginia (a True Book: My United States) by Martin Schwabacher

Updated 9/11/2020 to include permalinks in catalog

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

New Adult and Young Adult Books at JWL

As you will see, we were able to add a lot of books to our shelves over the last two months while we were closed. Many thanks go out to our town that knows the importance of our library and our sponsors that have donated to us. We are excited to bring new titles to our community, especially as we are reopening. 

Long Range by C. J. Box
The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick 
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) by Sarah J. Maas
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks 
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly 


The Conference of theBirds (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) by Ransom Riggs
Coral by Sara Ella

Updated 9/11/2020 to include permalinks to catalog