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New furniture in the Library!

Kindergarten students enjoy the new seating options during their Library Skills class.


The MJCA Library recently received new seating options for its youngest patrons. Saucer chairs, rocker stools, mushroom stools, pillows and even a kiddie-sized couch were ordered with funds raised from the 2019 MJCA Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you for supporting the MJCA Library by making a purchase at the Scholastic Book Fair. The furniture will be loved by students in all grades for many years to come.


MJCA Kindergarten students share books while trying out the new mushroom stools in the MJCA Library.


4th Grade Scavenger Hunt - Eastin

Mrs. Eastin's 4th Grade class completes Library Scavenger Hunt: Team Orange-Table 3 won the Library Scavenger Hunt during their Library Skills class before the Christmas break. The winning team included (from left): Abbi, Mason, Autumn, Carter, and Isaac. The team worked well together and listened to their team captain! Way to go!

4th Grade Scavenger Hunt


Mrs. Dies' 4th Grade class recently participated in a Library Scavenger Hunt by collaborating together as a team and utilizing their learned Library Skills to solve clues hidden around the MJCA Library. Team Red-Table 2 completed the hunt first! From left are Jacob, Graham, Isaac, Sanaya, and Olivia.


THANK YOU! The 2019 MJCA Scholastic Book Fair ended on Nov. 23rd with more than $8,000+ in sales! Thanks to the purchases and donations YOU made, Elementary and Specials teachers and the MJCA Library will receive thousands of dollars in new books for the classrooms and library. Additionally, the MJCA Library will be able to purchase new furniture for the picture book section of the library for today's Saints and tomorrow's Future Saints to enjoy. Again...THANK YOU!

Mrs. Amy with Dog Man

First Book Fair Customer!



4th Grader Isaac Otto was the very first person to buy books and a poster from the MJCA Scholastic Book Fair! Isaac even rounded up his purchase and gave his change to the All For Books campaign which allows shoppers to donate their change to the MJCA Library! Thanks Isaac!

Book Fair Prizes

First Grade teacher Mrs. Devlin poses with her student, Isabella G., after she won a $10 gift certificate to the MJCA Scholastic Book Fair. Isabella was caught reading by Mrs. Devlin and her name was entered into a drawing for the gift certificate. Isabella's name was drawn from all the K-2nd grade students who were caught reading.

The MJCA Book Fair will continue through Saturday, Nov. 23rd.



4th Grader Carter Lewis won a $10 gift certificate to the MJCA Scholastic Book Fair on Friday after he was caught reading by his teacher, Mrs. Dies. Carter will get to spend his gift certificate when he shops the Book Fair, going on now through Saturday, Nov. 23rd!

Make plans to visit the MJCA Library during the Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair Monday through Friday, Nov. 18-22, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The book fair will also be held during the Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the track in the MJCA Gymnasium.

For more information, click here to visit MJCA's book fair homepage for contact information or to volunteer.

K-2nd Grand Prize Winner - A Universe of Stories

Congratulations to 1st Grader Alex! Alex is the winner of the 2019 Summer Reading BINGO Challenge - A Universe of Stories Grand Prize for students in grades K-2. To be entered to win, Alex had to complete a Cover All on her BINGO sheet. As part of her prizes, Alex gets to check out DVDs, gets extra book check outs, can be the Librarian's Assistant, and much more. Way to go Alex!

3rd-5th Grade Grand Prize Winner - A Universe of Stories

Congratulations to 5th Grader Jillian! She was the 3rd-5th Grade Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Elementary Summer Reading BINGO Challenge - A Universe of Stories. Jillian completed the Cover All challenge on her BINGO sheet and was entered in a drawing with other students who also completed the Cover All challenge. Jillian gets to enjoy lunch in the library, extra book check outs, sitting in the Big Comfy Chair, plus many other choices. 

2019 Summer Reading BINGO Challenge: A Universe of Stories

Congratulations to the K-5 students that participated in the 2019 Summer Reading BINGO Challenge: A Universe of Stories. The students were given a BINGO sheet at the end of last school year. Students had the choice of what to read and how much to read. Prizes were awarded to students that completed a 5-in-a-Row or a Cover All on their BINGO sheet.

Students that completed 5-in-a-Row: Ava, Aiden, Wyatt, Martin, Ella, Mateo, Cheswin, Sophie, Carson, Lucy, Cole, Amelia, Eva, Valen, Thatcher, Gavin, Kayden, Mae, Leeya, Karson, Aubrie, Brooke, Hannah, Gibson, Landon, Caroline, Ryan, Madi, Jonathan, Emma, and Cameron.

Students that completed a Cover All: Ziva, Eloise, Luke, Ben, Eden, Whitson, Maddox, Oliver, Alex, Max, Kayden, Marley, Dylan, Hudson, Kinsley, Kaylie, Madeline, Sloane, Journey, Parker, Kayla, Brixton, Farrah, Joey, Christian, and Jillian.

Local Author Visits 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade Classes


Local author Dianne Spurlock Winstead recently visited during upper elementary chapel to share the writing and book publishing process with MJCA's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Mrs. Winstead writes with her sister, Stacy Spurlock Robbins, under the name The Sisters Spurlock. Unfortunately, Mrs. Robbins was sick on the day of the scheduled visit; however, as an added surprise, Mrs. Winstead brought her niece, Jacqueline, to share her love of books with the students. Jacqueline is a former MJCA student!

The Sisters Spurlock are the authors of I Give You the Olive Tree, a story about the tree and wood used as the cross during the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The sisters also wrote No Mask, No Home, a story about inclusion. Both books were available for purchase and signing by the authors. 

Local author Dianne Spurlock Winstead discusses her book "I Give You the Olive Tree" with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students during upper elementary chapel on April 17th. Mrs. Winstead is joined by her niece (and former MJCA student) Jacqueline Winstead, who shared her love of books and writing with the students and faculty.

MJCA Library Media Center Contact Information

MJCA Librarian Amy Wilson
Phone: 615-758-2427. ext. 126

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Need help logging in to your child's library account? Email Mrs. Amy at for assistance. She will respond within 24 hours during school days.

Class Schedule

Mondays: Devlin/1st, Rogers/2nd

Tuesdays: Baker/PreK, Brewer/PreK, Dies/4th, Loosier/5th

Wednesdays: Pool/PreK, Taylor/PreK, Kleinmann/1st, Parker/1st, Martin/2nd

Thursdays: Dill/PreK, Perry/PreK, Shouse/PreK, Scott/K, Eastin/4th, Benz/5th

Fridays: Boyles/K, Steele/K, MacConnell/3rd, Wilson/3rd

Secondary classes are on a flex schedule.

AASL Member

Mrs. Amy Wilson is a member of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians.