The Library Lowdown


“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”

  • Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

A publication of the Chester County Library
August 2021

By Savannah Gilbert
Library Director

Library Events
Saturday, August 14 at 10 a.m. – Word Weavers meet in the conference room
Tuesday, August 17 at 10 a.m. – Davy Crockett Story Time
Tuesday, August 24 at 10 a.m. – Waffle Story Time
Thursday, August 26 at 3:30 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board – A great time for any teens aged 12-18 to sit down with the director and voice what kind of programs and materials that they want to see. We will also be making our own bookmarks at this meeting.
Thursday, August 26 at 4:45 p.m. – Computer Basics Training – must register at CCLTech21 or by calling the library.
Thursday, August 26 at 6 p.m. – Google Drive Overview – must register at or by calling the library.
Tuesday, August 31 at 10 a.m. – American Adventure Month/Travel Story Time
Thursday, August 19, 26 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. – One-On-One Trainings available – must register at CCLTech21 or by calling the library.
Technology Training Courses at the Library
The Chester County has been offered a grant through the state of TN to offer technology trainings to our patrons! The tentative schedule can be seen below.
Register for these great trainings at (REGISTRATION REQUIRED):
August 2021: Computer Basics, Google Drive Overview, and one One-On-One Hour Session
September 2021: Internet Safety Practices and one One-On-One Hour Session
October 2021: Email Basics and one One-On-One Hour Session Undetermined Date: How to Use Libby and the Library Catalog
Computer Basics Training
This course will be taught by Holly Roeder. During this one hour course, you will learn how to use a computer mouse, open and browse the internet, basic instructions on how to print, how to save a document, and how to open a document.
Google Drive Overview Training
This course will be taught by Holly Roeder. During this one hour course, you will learn how to use Google Drive, the difference between Google Docs and Sheets, and learn the basics of using this software.
One Hour One-On-One Training
This course will be taught by library staff member Eryn Tolley. During this one hour session, you will have the opportunity to tell us what you want to learn. Some of the sessions last year included how to browse the internet, how to use our catalog, how to set up and use an email account, how to use Microsoft Word, and more! This is a great chance for you to get one-on-one training and learn a new skill.
Jr. High School Book Club
This year, we will be starting up a yearly Junior High School book club! (Don’t worry, an annual high school book club will be coming soon as well). Children attending seventh or eighth grade are eligible for register for this book club. Limited space available! Registration is required.
We have 14 spots available. The three books will be provided at no charge courtesy of a grant from Southwest Electric Community for Change Grant.
Please register at
Book Sale
The Chester County Library book sale began August 1 and will continue until August 31! We have two sections within the library dedicated to book sale materials. A section of bookshelves which make browsing so much easier! We also have several tables set up near the water fountains with boxes of books both on top and below. Prices for our book sale are as follows: Hardback Books: 50 cents; DVDs: $1; Paperback Books: 25 cents; VHS Tapes: Free; TV Seasons: two discs for $2 or three discs or more for $3; CDs: $1; Audiobooks: $2; Bag of Books: $3 (Library will provide bags. ONLY books can be included in the bag of books)
Please keep in mind that we can only accept cash or checks and no bills over $20.
Summer Reading Program Recap
This summer we had 47 reading logs turned in with a combined total of 3,109 books read by those 47 patrons! For the summer, we offered 26 programs and had 541 attendees!
We would like to give a special thank you to the following supporters and businesses: Southwest Electric Community for Change Grant, Besso’s, Pizza Hut of Henderson, Jack’s of Henderson, McDonald’s of Henderson, and Baskin Robbins of Henderson. It is through the generosity of these local businesses that we are able to offer prizes to the participants of our Summer Reading Program!
We would also like to thank the following organizations and individuals for programs that they made possible at the library this year: Ranger Ron Elder with Chickasaw State Park, Ranger Dedra with Pinson Mounds State Park, PBS and Nature Cat, Dr. James Huggins, the State of TN for providing a grant for the Memphis Zoo Zambezi River Hippo Program, the Memphis Zoo, Michelle Kimbel Boyd and Mercee the therapy dog, Misti Gilley Pequignot with Solid Waste and Recycling Facility, local author John Harris, local author Al Price, and local authors Brad and Kristi Montague. These wonderful individuals and organizations offered some absolutely wonderful programs for our patrons this summer!
Finally, we would like to thank the following Summer Reading Program volunteers who helped to make craft packs for the children, prepare Summer Reading Program areas, and assist with programs: Sarah Burns, Annalyn Carter, Auna Hannis, and Lana Rowland.
Adult Book Club
The Chester County Adult Book Club will be resuming in September. The first meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. September 9, 2021. Going forward, meetings will occur each second Thursday of the month and will be available in person or virtually. If you are interested in joining the adult book club, please complete our online registration form at the link below. If you do not have internet, let a staff member know that you would like to complete the adult book club registration link.
Adult Book Club September Book: A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman (2012) Adult Book Club October Book: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (2020) Adult Book Club November Book: The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary (2021)
New Books
Adult Non-Fiction: “Strength for His People: A Ministry for Families of the Mentally Ill” by Dr. Steven Waterhouse, “Jesus and History” by Dr. Steven Waterhouse, “Gather at the River” by Various Authors
Adult Fiction: “Amish Generations” (Four Stories) by Kathleen Fuller, “Seasons of an Amish Garden (four stories) by Amy Clipston, “The Healing Quilt” by Wanda Brunstetter, “Dead Land by Sara Paretsky, “The Knowledge” by Martha Grimes, “The Maid of Fairbourne Hall” by Julie Klassen, “Painting the Light” by Sally Cabot Gunning, “Blue Marlin” by Lee Smith, “Good Company” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, “The Drowning Kind” by Jennifer McMahon, “Shipped by Angie Hockman, “Dark New World 1-8” by JJ Holden, “The Memory Collectors” by Kim Neville, “Good Eggs” by Rebecca Hardiman, “Waiting for Tom Hanks” by Kerry Winfrey, “The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind” by Jackson Ford
Adult Audiobooks: “Fallen” by Linda Castillo, “Golden Girl” by Elin Hildebrand
DVDs: “Tom & Jerry The Movie,” “Raya and The Last Dragon,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Spiral: From the Book of SAW,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” “The Unholy,” “The Wrath of Man,” “The World to Come”
Children’s Easy Readers: “Blanket Journey to Extreme Coziness” by Loryn Brantz, “R-E-S-P- E- C-T Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul” by Carole Boston Weatherford, “The Blue Table” by Chris Raschka, “My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World” by Malcom Mitchell, “Nothing in Common” by Kate Hoefler, “Construction Site Mission: Demolition!” by Sherry Duskey Rinker, “Vamos! Let’s Go Eat” by Raul the Third, “Nana Says I Will be Famous One Day” by Ann Stott, “Your Place in the Universe” by Jason Chin, “Shante Keys and the New Year’s Peas” by Gail Piernas-Davenport, “Ruby’s Reunion Day Dinner” by Angela Dalton, “Cars, Signs, and Porcupines!” by Ethan Long, “On Account of the Gum” by Adam Rex, “Fox Tails: The Biggest Roller Coaster” by Tina Kugler, “Dora in the Deep Sea” by Christine Ricci, “Arlo Draws and Octopus” by Lori Mortensen, “Branches of Hope (The 9/11 Survivor Tree)” by Ann Magee, “Pinkalicious: Apples, Apples, Apples!” by Victoria Kann, “Pete the Cat: Rocking Field Day” by Kimberly and James Dean, “Minecraft: Survival Mode by Nick Eliopulos, “Sabrina Sue Loves the Sea” by Priscilla Burris, Curious George: Wash Your Hands by H.A. Rey, “Bubbles” by Ben Clanton, “Sign Language: My First 100 Words” by Michiyo Nelson, Bedtime for Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel, “The Paperboy” by Dav Pilkey, Preschool Adventures: Positive Affirmations for Kids by Valorie Mathers, “Be A King” by Carole Boston Weatherford, All the Things I Love About You by LeUyen Pham, “People Don’t Bite People” by Lisa Wheeler, “Pirate Stew” by Neil Geiman, “Bubbles. . . UP” by Jacqueline Davies, The Pout-Pout Fish and the Mad, Mad Day” by Deborah Diesen, “Roof Octopus” by Lucy Branam, “People Share With People” by Lisa Wheeler, “Perdu” by Richard Jones, “30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the 9/11 Flag” by Amanda Davis, “Bumble and Bee : Let’s Bee Thankful” by Ross Burach, “Mister Shivers: Shadows in the Woods & Other Scary Stories” by Max Brallier, “Oliver’s Lollipop” by Allison Wortche, “Fly Guy Presents: Garbage & Recycling” by Tedd Arnold, Back Soon” by Diana Hendry, “Paul Bunyan” by Steve Kellogg, “Mommy do You Love Me?” by Jeanne Willis, “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub” by Audrey Wood, “How to Trick a Christmas Elf by Sue Fliess, “The Rabbit Listened” by Cori Doerrfeld, “Flat Stanley on Ice” by Jeff Brown
Juvenile Non-Fiction: “How We Got to the Moon” by John Rocca, “Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish,” “September 11th Attacks” by Christopher Forest, “National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks,” “Monuments, and Landmarks” by Erin McHugh, “All About Anxiety” by Carrie Lewis, “Kids Fight Plastic” by Martin Dorey, “My Encyclopedia of Very Important Adventures,” “Animals that Change Color” by Libby Romero, “Outsmarting Worry by Dawn Huebner, “How Super Cool Tech Works,” “Nerd A-Z: Your Reference to Figuratively Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know” by T.J. Resler, “The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry,” “The Mysteries of the Universe” by Will Gater
Juvenile Non-Fiction Continued: “Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen” by Chris Morphew, “How Do We Know Christianity is True?” by Chris Morphew, “Creepy Crawly Collection” by National Geographic
Juvenile/Easy Audiobooks: “The 39 Clues: Superspecial: Outbreak” by Alexander London, “Gone to the Woods” by Gary Paulsen, Best Family Ever by Karen Kingsbury, “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” by Francesa Cavallo and Elena Favilli, “Magic Tree House: Camp Time in California” by Mary Pope Osborne, “Magic Tree House: Late Lunch with Llamas” by Mary Pope Osborne, “Magic Tree House: Narwhal on a Sunny Night” by Mary Pope Osborne Spanish Juvenile/Easy Audiobooks: “Buscando A Dory,” “Coco”
Young Adult: “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys, “The Betrothed” by Kiera Cass, “The Extraordinaries” by TJ Klune, “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley, “Knife” by R.J. Anderson, “The Cat I Never Named” by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess, “Luck of the Titanic” by Stacey Lee, “The Port Chicago 50” by Steve Sheinikin, “Fat Chance Charlie Vega” by Crystal Maldonado, “Counting Down With You” by Tashie Bhuiyan, “Lost in the Never Woods” by Aiden Thomas, “Where the Rhythm Takes You” by Sarah Dass, “Beauty Mark” by Carole Boston Weatherford, Gods and Monsters” by Shelby Mahurin, “Instructions for Dancing” by Nicola Yoon, “Villains 8: Cold Hearted” by Serena Valentino, “After the Ink Dries” by Cassie Gustafson
Young Adult Graphic Novels: “Black Butler v. 2, 3, and 5” by Yana Toboso, “Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow” by Gene Luen Yang, “Be More Chill” by David Levithan, “The Girl from the Sea” by Molly Knox Ostertag
YA Audiobooks: “Talon” by Julie Kagawa, “Rogue” by Julie Kagawa
Materials Received from the Hatchie River Regional Library
Children’s and Young Adult: “The Cardboard Kingdom” by Chad Sell, “Skylanders: The Kaos Trap: Forgetting Flynn” Graphic Novel, “La Oruga Muy Hambrienta” by Eric Carle, “Ellis Island” by Lucia Raatma, “My Little Pony Legends of Magic” Graphic Novel, “Flat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins” by Jeff Brown, “The Mummy” by Stephen Krensky, “How to Break a Dragon’s Heart” by Cressida Cowell