Every year around this time, I review my list of folks who have helped the library along. These could be official volunteers, casual helpers, Board members, or other town employees who all work to support our services. It's a great way to end the year - with a gratitude review.
This year I invited each of those people to choose a book from our wishlist to add to our collection with a book plate in their honor. It's always fun to see what they choose.
I'm not going to tell you who the volunteers are - you'll have to check out the books and see their names on the bookplate! But here are the books that have come to the town of Jackson by way of just a few of the people who help to make our library so special.
- New York, my village by Uwem Akpan
- One hundred years of exile: a Romanov's search for her father's Russia by Tania Romanov
- When winter comes: discovering wildlife in our snowy woods. written by Aimee M. Bissonette and illustrated by Erin Hourigan
- The seed of compassion: lessons from the life and teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. By his holiness the Dalai Lama and illustrated by Bao Luu
- The great dissenter: the story of John Marshall Harlan, America's judicial hero by Peter S. Canellos
- The girl in the mirror: a novel by Rose Carlyle
- State of terror: a novel by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny
- Celebrating all families by Abby Colich
- Little pieces of hope: happy-making things in a difficult world by Todd Doughty with illustrations by Josie Portillo
- These silent woods: a novel by Kimi Cunningham Grant
- Don't worry, little crab by Chris Haughton
- Miss Benson's beetle by Rachel Joyce
- I ain't marching anymore : dissenters, deserters, and objectors to America's wars by Chris Lombardi
- The memoirs of Stockholm Sven by Nathaniel Ian Miller
- Amos McGee misses the bus by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
- The art of racing in the rain: a novel by Garth Stein
- Harlem shuffle by Colson Whitehead
- Still life by Sarah Winman