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Latest JLG Activity

  • 9 hours ago

    A Public Library in Melbourne, IA purchased 2 categories.

  • 10 hours ago

    An Elementary School in Reno, NV purchased 11 categories.

  • 13 hours ago

    A Middle School in Carrollton, TX purchased 498 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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  • 09.01.2016

    JLG's Fall Warehouse Sale: October 21 & 22

    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

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  • 08.30.2016

    Tech Tuesday: Be a Better Google Searcher

    How do we revitalize research in a world that thinks everything can just be Googled? The truth is that much information CAN be Googled. How good they are at Googling is another question. Our job then is to teach them how to use digital resources efficiently, effectively, and ethically. So just how do we do that?

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  • 08.29.2016

    Recap: Licking County Ohio/Embracing Your Super Powers

    This week I traveled an hour out of town for a couple of visits to Licking County Ohio, which is 40 minutes east of Columbus. Launching the new year, we talked about the Super Powers we need to run the library well without going bananas. We all have a Super Power. Perhaps yours is matching books to kids. Perhaps technology is second nature to you. What is your Super Power? What is your kryptonite?

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  • 08.25.2016

    Recap: Norfolk PD Event/Revitalizing Research

    I just got back from spending a morning with the media specialists in Norfolk, VA. Under the new direction of Valerie Ford, these media specialists had a very full day of professional development. I led off the morning with my keynote, Revitalizing Research in a Google-Driven World. If I could boil it down to a few pointers, this is what I would say.

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