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.