Category Archives: Academy Park Press

Introducing “Where No Sorrows Come”

Where no sorrows come

We are pleased to share the cover of a new book: Where No Sorrows Come: The Life and Death of Confederate Brigadier General John Adams, by Bryan Lane.  Bryan Lane is a local Williamson County resident and part-time Battle of Franklin aficionado. He has worked for 20 years on a biography on John Adams. Adams was a confederate general in the battle. We are pleased to be assisting Mr. Lane in getting his book published to put in the hands of readers. This project is in the final stages and will be sent to Ingram in July.

Awards Winners!

Janice Keck Awards

Bucky & Bonnie Do WCPLtn !!!

Our littlest readers were in for a treat this past Wednesday,  when our two favorite (and published) miniature horses, Bucky & Bonnie came to a special storytime!


Our director, Dolores Greenwald, read the book Bucky & Bonnie’s Library Adventure and the mini horses joined us after the reading!


They offered hoof print autographed copies to patrons, and our Friends group sold copies of the book to our die hard fans!


If you missed this awesome event, log in to your Facebook account and click here to view our photo album!

And if you’re on twitter, you can click here to view our stream of live tweets of the event!

Janice Keck Literary Awards

Janice Keck Literary Awards
Submission Guidelines

The Williamson County Public Library is pleased to announce the establishment of the Janice Keck Literary Awards to promote excellence in writing by authors currently residing in Williamson County, Tennessee.  The awards will honor the memory of the late Janice Keck, Director of the Williamson County Public Library from 1979 until her death in 2011.  Keck, an author herself, was a strong supporter of writers and writing in the community.  The awards given in her name will recognize excellence in four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry collections, and writing for children.  Only unpublished works will be considered for the awards, although authors who have previously had works published are encouraged to enter.

Submissions will be judged by an independent review committee made up of published authors who are not affiliated with the Williamson County Public Library. In the event that there are no submissions which meet the criteria in any given category, the review committee reserves the right not to make an award in that category.

The winning authors will receive a publishing package to include:

  • Assistance in setting up an account with IngramSpark for e-book and print
  • Assistance in obtaining copyright registration (the author will hold the copyright to the work)
  • International Standard Book Number and barcode
  • Assistance with registration with online vendors
  • 10 print copies of the work

Submissions will be accepted between February 1 and March 31, 2014. Submitted works must be book-length, and may include illustrations. Poetry collections should include not less than 24 poems. Authors must be over the age of 18. The author’s name and contact information should appear only on a cover sheet attached to the work, and not on any subsequent pages. Authors may submit entries in more than one category, but only one submission per category. The winning authors will be required to complete a release and copyright compliance affidavit. Entries should be submitted in digital form, as a Word-compatible document or pdf. Submissions should be uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox, and shared with Submissions may also be put on a disc or flash drive and mailed or delivered to the Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064, attention: Writing Contest Committee. Questions should be sent to

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