Monday, November 29, 2021

New Books Added to Our Catalog

 The following books were purchased for our catalog in November.

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Album

The Stranger in the Lifeboat by Mitch Album
Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, nine people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves and pull him in. The man, strange and quiet, claims to be the Lord. Is the man who he claims to be? What actually caused the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell? Years later, when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat-- the events recounted in a notebook-- it falls to the island's chief inspector to solve the mystery of what really happened.

The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Autumn Throne by Elizabeth Chadwick
Imprisoned by her husband. Separated from her children. If King Henry II thought these things would push his queen into submission, he was wrong. Eleanor of Aquitaine refused to give into his tyranny. Freed by his death, she became dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry bred among his sons had grown into a dangerous rivalry that Eleanor must skillfully control. 

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are children trying to figure out the world around them, and to survive. In the besieged city of Constantinople in 1453, in a public library in Lakeport, Idaho, today, and on a spaceship bound for a distant exoplanet decades from now, an ancient text provides solace and the most profound human connection to characters in peril. They all learn the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to the paradise of Cloud Cuckoo Land, a better world.

Black Ice by Brad Thor
Scot Harvath is having his best summer ever. With a cottage on the fjord, a boat, and his beautiful girlfriend Sølvi, he's got everything he could possibly want. But out of vacation days and long overdue back home, America's top spy has a decision to make-return, or submit his resignation.

Will by Will Smith

Will by Will Smith
A product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, and a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind, in this memoir, one of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life.


How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying by Frank Hyman
How to Forage for Mushrooms Without Dying by Frank Hyman
The book for anyone who walks in the woods and would like to learn how to identify just the 29 edible mushrooms they’re likely to come across.

Young Adult

Gilded by Melissa Meyer
Gilded by Melissa Meyer
Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue.

Or so everyone believes.

Juvenile Fiction
Monsters and Mold by Asia Citro
A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras use science experiments to help a monster with a problem.

Merhorses and Bubbles by Asia Citro
Making a terrible discovery at the stream about a mysterious threat that is endangering its magical creatures, Zoey and Sassafras race against time to discover the source of the problem and save the Merhorse species.

The Beatryce Prophecy by Katie DiCamillo
Caterflies and Ice by Asia Citro
When an unexpected snowstorm causes trouble for the magical creatures of the forest, Zoey and Sassafras come to the rescue. 

The Beatryce Prophecy by Katie DiCamillo 
In a time of war, a mysterious child appears at the monastery of the Order of the Chronicles of Sorrowing. Gentle Brother Edik finds the girl, Beatryce, curled in a stall, wracked with fever, coated in dirt and blood, and holding fast to the ear of Answelica the goat. As the monk nurses Beatryce to health, he uncovers her dangerous secret, one that imperils them all—for the king of the land seeks just such a girl, and Brother Edik, who penned the prophecy himself, knows why.


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.

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