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Latest JLG Activity

  • 23 hours ago

    An Elementary School in Columbia, MO purchased 36 books.

  • 23 hours ago

    A High School in Kingsley, PA purchased 10 books.

  • 25 Jun

    A Middle School in Ephrata, WA purchased 69 books.

What Our Customers are Saying

"Our latest JLG delivery to our library was by far the best selection of titles to date. We are always very pleased with the selections but this time they well exceeded our expectations. I am so looking forward to sharing these titles with our junior patrons! Thank you for providing the highest quality of literature for our young population!"

Camille Garretson
Morris Plains Library
"“I just can’t say enough about Junior Library Guild. They have provided our school library with outstanding books and services for almost five years. Every month my students and I look forward with anticipation to see which books we will receive next. Book titles are posted in advance, so if I have a copy of a particular book, or simply don’t want it, JLG makes it easy to replace that book hassle-free. I love that all these books have been pre-selected by our peers who have their pulse on the latest, greatest, best new books. I also love how these books are leveled into categories that are meaningful to my collection, such as, the High Interest Reading Middle School Level. But what really keeps me coming back year after year are my students. They simply love to read JLG selections.
I would definitely recommend JLG to anyone."

Maria Mihaltses
NYC Department of Education

Latest News

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  • 06.23.2016

    Check Out the Latest Schedule: LILEAD and Junior Library Guild at ALA

    JLG is proud to support the LILEAD project in its efforts to study, support, and build community among school library supervisors--the individuals who coordinate library and information services in school districts across the country.

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  • 06.22.2016

    Fill Up Your Digital Toolbox: Resources

    This month I published an article in Principal magazine, "Fill Up Your Digital Toolbox." Based on the idea that flipped learning requires digital tools to be used at home, the article begins with one key element: Evaluate your library program. From having enough staff and money to evaluating databases and whether teaching time is provided for their instruction, I think you'll find the article to be a good talking tool for a conversation with your shareholders. The key to a good flipped learning program is not the tools themselves. It's the outcome of using them. We shouldn't use apps just to be using apps. Just like in the movies, what is our motivation?

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  • 06.14.2016

    PPP- Books We Love National Webcast

    On today's webcast Leslie Bermel and I talked about 20 of the JLG selections that are we just love. These were books we haven't talked about in past webcasts, with many of the titles shipping out this summer. From a YA author-turned picture book author to what some are calling his best book yet, your readers will love these hot-off-the-press titles!

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  • 06.06.2016

    If You Give a Girl a Book...She'll Buy Doughnuts

    I've always known that I'm completely drawn into the world of books. I get lost among the pages and worry over the outcomes. I have conversations with complete strangers about stories I've read, as if they are true examples of how that person might benefit from a fictional experience. (You've read how dangerous it is for me to sit near a device where I was tempted to buy a chatelaine.) And yes, I've called in sick so I could stay home to finish a book--which is ridiculous, since that's my real job! Suffice it to say today I could not resist temptation today.

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