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Latest JLG Activity

  • 6 hours ago

    A Public Library in Ukiah, OR renewed 5 categories.

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    An Elementary School in Santa Monica, CA renewed 9 categories.

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    A Library in Havre, MT renewed 19 categories.

What Our Customers are Saying

"“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
"Even when there are cuts, we keep JLG because it's the best product out there and a pleasure to work with."

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Carteret County Public Library

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  • 02.09.2017

    Webcast Recap: 4 Ways to Strengthen Diversity in Your Library Program

    In our webcast today, I shared four ways to strengthen diversity in your library program. As I said, every effort you make towards inclusion and diversity matters to someone. By being aware, keeping up with the literature, shaking up your programming and bringing in outside resources, the impact you can make is so valuable.

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  • 02.09.2017

    Junior Library Guild Sponsors the 2017 Sister Sally Daly Memorial Grant in Partnership with the Catholic Library Association

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  • 02.02.2017

    You've Got the Winners, Now What?

    The Youth Media Awards for 2017 have been announced. Your favorites won. Your favorites lost. There were surprises. History was made. March: Book Three won four awards! Sitting in the audience is always a thrill with JLG selections rising to the top. Once they win, however, now what do I do with them? Is there anything out there to help sell the books to the winners? And if I already have the books, how can I get those shiny stickers to add to their marketing charisma? What about programming should that be part of what I do with these winners?

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  • 01.30.2017

    Save the Date: JLG's Spring Warehouse Sale: April 21 & 22

    Our Spring Warehouse Sale days are set. The dates are: Friday, April 21 from noon until 7 pm Saturday, April 22 from 9 am until 5 pm All books just $5 each Hundreds of titles available, including ALA Youth Media Award Winners Most books are hardcover with either library or reinforced trade binding All are JLG selections A map of book locations will be available after the first of April. We are at: Junior Library Guild 7858 Industrial Pkwy Plain City OH 43064 See the directions below:

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