The Library Lowdown

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“Sometimes, the sun sets earlier. Days don’t last forever, you know.
But I’ll fight as hard as I can. I can promise you that.”

  • Marie Lu, Champion

By Savannah Gilbert
Library Director

Children learned about Memorial Day during the May 24 Storytime hour at the Chester County Library with Director Savannah Gilbert. Pictured above are some of the day’s participants with their Storytime craft, Memorial Day themed kites.

June Events

Entire Month of June
– Adults, teens, and children – Log books for the Summer Reading Program through the ReadSquared app. Visit the library’s website for full details. 
– Children attend four events and teens attend two events and have your summer reading program punch card punched to redeem a free book! 
Thursday, June 2
– 2 p.m. – Middle School Book Club- Discussion of Song of the Dolphin Boy – Must be registered to attend.
Saturday, June 4
– 11 a.m. – Teen Kickoff: Nailed It Cupcake Decorating Challenge – For teens ages 12-18. Come to the library and participate in an ocean themed cupcake decorating challenge. There will be a prize for the best cupcake. 
Tuesday, June 7
– 2 p.m. – Splash from the PBS show Splash and Bubbles will make a special visit to the library! Be sure to stop by and meet Splash and listen to a great book with Mrs. Savannah!
Thursday, June 9
– 2 p.m. – Middle School Book Club- Discussion of Shark Summer- Must be registered to attend.
Thursday, June 9
– 5:30 p.m. – Book club for adults discussion of Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe. 
Saturday, June 11
– 10 a.m. – Family Field Trip to Chickasaw State Park. Load the family up and meet with Mrs. Savannah at the Chickasaw swimming bathhouse for a fun day led by Chickasaw State Park rangers! 
– Chester County Library CLOSED so that staff can attend the Chickasaw State Park field trip. 
Monday, June 13
– 3 p.m. – Teen Jeopardy Tournament – For teens ages 12-18. 
Tuesday, June 14
– 10 a.m. – Storytime – Ocean Sink or Float Discovery Stations- Spanish/English songs. 
Wednesday, June 15
– 2-4 p.m. – Career Coach Van at the library. 
Thursday, June 16
– 2 p.m. – Middle School Book Club – Discussion of Part 1 of The Island of Dr. Libris – Must be registered to attend. 
Thursday, June 16
– 5:30 p.m. – Family Map Making Night- Registration required, see library website. 
Tuesday, June 21
10 a.m. – Storytime- Jellyfish theme with hanging jellyfish cups craft.
Wednesday, June 22
– 10 a.m. – Alzheimer’s Association: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. This course is open to individuals with Alzheimer disease or dementia, healthcare professionals, and caregivers. 
Thursday, June 23
– 2 p.m. – Middle School Book Club- Discussion of Part 2 of The Island of Dr. Libris- Must be registered to attend.
– 3:30 p.m. – Teen Advisory Board- Seven Wonders Engineering Day- For teens ages 12-18.
Tuesday, June 28
– 10 a.m. – Storytime- Shark theme with shark lady suncatchers craft.
Wednesday, June 29
– All Day Come and Go Event- Adults can come and create their own DIY cleaners! Supplies provided (while supplies last). Instructions for making your own cleaners at home will also be available. 
Thursday, June 30
– Middle School Book Club- Discussion of I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916.
Summer Reading Program
Participate in our Summer Reading Program! This year children, teens, AND adults can participate. Participants can begin logging books read/listened to on May 15 (logging ends July 15). We have programs for children, teens, adults, and senior citizens this year. When participants log books, you have the opportunity to earn points with each book read/listened to! Use your points to “purchase” some great prizes! Books will be logged on a program called ReadSquared- you can view this through your phone/tablet/computer or download the app! 
Stop by the library or our website to view the FULL calendar of events, receive information on how to begin logging your books, and more great information for this summer. 
Children/Teens Eligible for Free Books! 
The Chester County Library has been fortunate to receive a grant from Dollar General Literacy organization. This grant has provided 170 books to give away to children and teens. Beginning May 26 (our kickoff event) children can pick up a punch card. Bring the punch card to events and have it punched at Summer Reading Program events. For children, attend any four events (and get your punch card punched) to redeem for a free book. For teens, attend any two events (and get your punch card punched) to redeem for a free book. We have many great books to choose from for all age ranges. Attend any family event and get your punch card punched and be entered for a drawing for a BUNDLE of books. 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body 
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body is an informational program brought to you by the Alzheimer’s Association. During this program, attendees will learn about a variety of things that you can do at home to help protect your brain and body from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as well as ways to possibly slow the spread of the disease. We hope you are able to attend this great program! 
Do you need a recommendation on a new book or author to read? Visit our website and go to the about page and then click on our staff member book recommendations!
Teen Advisory Board 
Teens aged 12 – 18 are welcome to attend. During meetings we sometimes have snacks, play games, pick out materials and programs for the library to offer teens, and various other activities. 
This group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Book Club for Adults 
Meetings occur the second Thursday of the month and will be available in person or virtually (virtual information will be sent once you register). If you are interested in joining the book club for adults, please complete our online registration form at the link below. If you do not have access to the internet, please call us at 731-989-4673. We have an option for you to purchase book club books or borrow it for free! This book club explores a wide variety of genres, themes, and authors. 
Upcoming Book Discussions: June – Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber; July – Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo ; August – Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey 
New at the Library 
Juvenile Fiction 
“The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Lion’s Roar” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The King is Born” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: Miracles by the Sea by M.J. Thomas,” “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Final Scroll” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Beginning” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: Race to the Ark” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Great Escape” by M. J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: Journey to Jericho” by M.J. Thomas, “The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: The Shepherd’s Stone” by M.J. Thomas, “Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix” by Aminah Mae Safi, “Soraya and the Mermaid” by Salima Alikhan, “Lines of Courage” by Jennifer A. Nielsen, “Every Soul a Star” by Wendy Mass, “The Middle School Rules of Skylar Diggins” by Sean Jensen, “DC Super Pets Attack of the Invisible Cats,” “DC Super Pets Night of the Scaredy Crows,” “DC Super Pets The Amazing Mini-Mutts,” “Mermaids to the Resuce: Nixie Makes Waves” by Lisa Ann Scott, “Dead Sea Squirrels: Squirreled Away” by Mike Nawrocki, “Dead Sea Squirrels: Nutty Study Buddies” by Mike Nawrocki, “Dead Sea Squirrels: Boy Meets Squirrel” by Mike Nawrocki, “Dead Sea Squirrels: Squirrelnapped!” by Mike Nawrocki, “Dragon Masters Books 4-16” by Tracey West; “Imagination Station: Voyage with the Vikings” by Marianne Hering, “Imagination Station: Attack on the Arena” by Marianne Hering, “Imagination Station: Peril in the Palace” by Marianne Hering, “Imagination Station: Revenge of the Red Night” by Marianne Hering, “Imagination Station: Showdown with the Shepherd” by Marianne Hering, “Imagination Station: Problems in Plymouth” by Marianne Hering
“Marina and the Mermaids” by Linne Halpern, “The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big Big Dark” by Deborah Diesen, “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mochizuki, “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown, “The Wild Robot Escapes” by Peter Brown 
Juvenile Graphic Novels
“Shark Summer” by Ira Marcks, “Bunbun & Bonbon: Fancy Friends” by Jess Keating, “Bunbun & Bonbon: Hoppy Go Lucky” by Jess Keating, “Bunbun & Bonbon: Captain Bun & Super Bonbon” by Jess Keating, “The Inflatables in Bad Air Day” by Beth Garrod, “Red Scare” by Liam Francis Walsh 
Juvenile Easy 
“This or That? A Story about Choosing,” “I Love my Teacher!,” “Grandparents Day!,” “Kitty,” “A Penny’s Worth,” “Princess Charming,” “Kicks,” “Disney Encanto: Mirabel’s Discovery,” “Disney Turning Red: Mei’s Wild Ride,” “Eggasaurus,” “Give PLEASE a Chance,” “Nerdy Babies: Ocean, Time Capsule,” “My First Graphic Novel: Shark in the Library,” “Grumpy Monkey Says No!,” “Happy Birthday Hedgehog!,” “Drum City,” “The King of Poop,” “The Impossible Sleepover,” “Super Wings: Airport Adventure,” “Super Wings: A Super First Day,” “Big Shark Little Shark and the Spooky Cave,” “Super Wings: Lost Stars,” “Super Wings: Shark Surf Surprise,” “Super Wings: Cold Feet,” “Big Shark Little Shark” 
Juvenile Nonfiction
“How to High Tea with a Hyena (and not get eaten),” “Go Wild Lemurs,” “BOATS (and other things that float),” “Show How Guides: Hair Braiding,” “You Choose: The Korean War: An Interactive Modern History Adventure,” “Show How Guides: Slime & Sand,” “Look I’m a Cook,” “Look I’m an Ecologist,” “In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the story of its Survivors,” “We Are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball,” “Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean,” “How do Animals See?,” “2021 Game On!,” “Who Was Thomas Jefferson?” 
Young Adult Fiction
“Ashlords” by Scott Reintgen, “After” by Anna Todd, “After We Fell” by Anna Todd, “After We Collided” by Anna Todd, “The Astonishing Color of After” by Emily X.R. Pan
Adult Fiction 
“Juneteenth” by Ralph Ellison, “What Happened to the Bennetts” by Lisa Scottoline, “22 Seconds” by James Patterson, “When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky” by Margaret Verble, “The View from Coral Cove” by Amy Clipston, “Rescued” by David Rosenfelt, “Book of Night” by Holly Black, “Hope Harbor” by Irene Hannon, “Nothing to Lose” by J.A. Jance, “Gold Dust” by local author Joe McCormick, “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel” by Elyssa Friedland 
Adult Nonfiction 
“How to Learn Crochet for Beginners,” “Crazy Faith” by Michael Todd, “Raising Worry-Free Girls” by Sissy Goff 
Children’s Learning Kits
“Bug Explorer Kit” 
New at the Library- Donations from the Hatchie River Regional Library
Adult Books 

“The Sunflower Girl” by Rosanna Chiofalo, “The Sign Painter” by Davis Bunn, “Living in God’s Love” by Billy Graham, “The Poe Shadow” by Matthew Pearl, “Love Greg & Lauren,” “Portrait of a Killer” by Patricia Cornwell, “Baby 411,” “Donna Bell’s Bake Shop,” “Collectibles Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015,” “Mr. Sunday’s Soups,” “Melissa’s Southern Cookbook,” “It’s Your Biz” by Susan Wison Solovic, “DK Crochet: The Complete Step By Step Guide,” “Woodworking in a Weekend,” “Betty White & Friends: My Life at the Zoo,” “Carla Hall’s Soul Food,” “Growing Your Own Vegetables,” “Fit for a King: The Elvis Presley Cookbook,” “Unvaccinated, Homeschooled and TV Free,” “Why People Die by Suicide” by Thomas Joiner, “Mom’s Ok She Just Forgets,” “Selected Letters of Langston Hughes,” “Raising More with Less,” “The Proposal” by Lori Wick, “The Rescue” by Lori Wick, “Pillars of Earth” by Ken Follett, “Crazy Love You” by Lisa Unger, “The Mark” by Kiki Swinson, “Joseph” by James Shott, “The Syndicate” by Brick & Storm, “Always Unique” by Nikki Turner, “Hardwired and Hardpressed” by Meredith Wild, “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy, “What We Find” by Robyn Carr, “Sullivan’s Crossing” by Robyn Carr, “Song of My Heart” by Kim Vogel Sawyer, “Falling for the Fireman” by Allie Pleiter, “Two by Two” by Nicholas Sparks, “Johnnie Come Lately” by Kathleen M. Rodgers, “The Christmas Joy Ride” by Melody Carlson, “Abraham” by Bruce Feiler, “Shell Game” by Sara Paretsky, “Always the Wedding Planner Never the Bride” by Sandra Bricker; “The Promise Bride” by Gina Welborn, “A Love Worth Giving” by Max Lucado, “The Bank Sisters Complete” by Nikki Turner, “Every Last One” by Anna Quindlen, “Twelve Years a Slave” by Solomon Northup, “The Strain” by Chuck Hogan, “Crime Beat” by Michael Connelly, “His Steadfast Love” by Golden Keyes Parsons, “Courting Mr. Emerson” by Melody Carlson, “A Daughter’s Dream” by Shelly Shepard Gray, “Carl Weber’s Kingbins Chicago” by Silk Smooth, “The Diamond Empire” by K’Wan, “Pretty Boy Problems” by Michele Grant, “Hot Flash” by Carrie H. Johnson, “The Newcomer” by Suzanne Woods Fisher, “Crossroads” by Nikita Lynette Nichols, “Deep in the Alaskan Woods” by Karen Harper, “The Journey Home” by Jeff Motes, “The Search” by Jeff Motes, “Gathering Home” by Jeff Motes, “The Scarlet Gospels” by Clive Barker, “After the Rain” by Karen White, “A Story of God and All of Us” by Roma Downey, “Beneath the Artic” by V.C. Andrews, “A Most Peculiar Circumstance” by Jen Turano, “The Upside of Being Down” by Jen Gotch, “Undeniably Yours” by Becky Wade, “I Can Only Imagine” by Bart Millard, “Church Boyz” by H.H. Fowler 
Children’s/Young Adult
“Spider Man Adventures of the Web-Slinger,” “Molly Mac: Three. . . Two. . . One. . . Blastoff!,” “Disney Graphic Novels: Planes,” “Curious George: Mother’s Day Surprise,” “Amelia Bedelia and the Cat,” “First Graphic: Healthy Snacks Healthy You!,” “The Novice” by Taran Matharu, “Steelheart” by Brandon Sanderson, “Given to the Sea” by Mindy McGinnis, “Live Fearless” by Sadie Robertson 
Childrens/Young Adult
“Moby Shinobi: Ninja on the Job,” “Strawberry Shortcake: The Berry Best Friends Picnic,” “Lego: Meet the Mixels,” “Koalas,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Scout Storm Dog,” “Space Shuttle Scam,” “Just Being Jacky,” “Princess Penelope’s Parrot,” “The Ugly Pumpkin,” “Fairy Unicorn Wishes,” “Sea Turtle Journey,” “Glamour Gurlz,” “Get Quilting” by Angela Walters, “Loyalty,” “Batter Up Wombat,” “Giant Hiccups,” “It’s Bedtime Wibbly Pig,” “The Star Spangled Banner”
Donations In Honor/Memory of Individuals at the Chester County Library
The following donations have been made in memory/honor of various individuals. From the staff and board of the Chester County Library, thank you for your donations. To make a monetary donation in honor or memory of someone, please contact the library at 731-989-4673 or visit our website FAQ’s at
In Memory of Jo Willis by Delores Jones, Phil Willis, and Kelly Robbins: Funds used to purchase a table for laptop users at the library and for studying. 
In Memory of Jo Willis by Joyce and Stephen Morris: Funds put towards the table for the library. 
In Memory of Jo Willis by Brandi Jones: Funds used to purchase chairs for library table. 
In Memory of Jo Willis by George and Beth Jordan: Funds used to purchase the following titles: “We Are All the Same in the Dark” by Julia Heaberlin, “Viral” by Robin Cook, “The 22 Murders of Madison May” by Max Berry, “Revival Season” by Monica West, and “Lucky” by Marissa Stapley
In Memory of Jo Willis by Clay and Nancy Canada: Funds used to purchase the following titles: “All I Want” by Darcey Bell and “Sugar Birds” by Cheryl Grey Bostrom
In Memory of Lois Rhodes by Nancy and Clay Canada; Julie, Jonathan and Malone Wilburn, and Jared and Christi Canada: Funds used to purchase the following titles: “TN Post Office Mural Guidebook” by David W. Gates Jr., “Tri-State Reflections: Tennessee, Alabama, & Georgia” by Jerry H. Summers
In Memory of Lesta Shannon by Nancy and Clay Canada: Funds used to purchase the following titles: “The Little French Bridal Shop” by Jennifer Dupee and “Memphis” by Tara Stringfellow
In Memory of Laverne Bailey by Nancy and Clay Canada: Funds used to purchase the following titles: “Caramel Pecan Roll Murder” by Joanne Fluke and “Last Rose Shanghai” by Weina Dai Randel
In Memory of John K. Hughes by the CCHS Class of 1962: Funds used to purchase the following materials: “Habits of the Household” by Justin Whitmel Earley, “The Wedding Veil” by Kristy Woodson Harvey and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo
In Memory of Dr. Ronald Johnson by Charlotte Joyner: Funds used to purchase the following materials: “Blackberry Beach” by Irene Hannon and “A Family Affair” by Robyn Carr
In Memory of Dr. Ronald Johnson by Jennie Fletcher: “Nothing to Lose” by JA Jance and “Last Summer at the Golden Hotel” by Elyssa Friedland
Donation of six new wireless computer mice for library laptops available for use in the library. 
Donation from Henry Carr to purchase the following large print materials: “A Matter of Life and Death” by Phillip Margolin and “Blood and Bullets” by William W. Johnstone

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