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November 20, 2014

NBAward: Brown Girl Dreaming!
Written By Deborah B. Ford

No, it's not an early arrival of the National Basketball Championship. Last night was the 2014 celebration of the National Book Award Finalists, announcing Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson as the winner in the Young People's Literature category. If starred reviews were any indication, it's no wonder she won.

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November 17, 2014

Ask Deb: How can I save time with circulation?
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Dear Deb, I have 30 kindergarten students who check out books during a 30 minute period. How can I speed up the process? How can I be sure everyone actually checked out their books? Signed, Overrun by the Little Ones

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October 28, 2014

JLG Conferences: Update
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Conferences are a great opportunity to meet you. Junior Library Guild is an active supporter of academic conferences throughout the United States. They give us a chance to meet with you face-to-face and learn how we can better serve the library community. When you see us at a conference, please stop by to chat, browse the latest books, hear about what's new or upcoming, and tell us how we're doing.

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October 23, 2014

Announcing the Winter 2015 Audiobook Selections
Written By Jeanette Rivard

The list of audiobooks for January through May 2015 is now complete. Click on the arrow in the lower right corner for the link to check them out.

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September 19, 2014

Ahoy ye Mateys!
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Ahoy Mateys! It's the 12th annual Talk Like a Pirate Day! which was founded on a whim by two guys, John Baur and Mark Summers. As the story goes, they were playing a game of racquetball and as the game digressed, they began to encourage each other in pirate slang. Why not have a day where we do that every year?

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September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Junior Literary Guild Service 1959
Written By Deborah B. Ford

My how times have changed. What started as a book club for boys and girls 85 years ago is now serving schools, public libraries, colleges, and universities. Let's take a look at the company 55 years ago.

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September 17, 2014

Wednesday Wonder: Wonder how I can save time with circulation?
Written By Deborah B. Ford

This month in the JLG Monthly Newsletter I wrote about being flexible on your path to becoming super librarian. I advised you to evaluate, revise, and revamp your circulation process. Last week I had the opportunity to work with a local elementary school librarian, assisting her with cataloging and collection development. While I was there, we talked about her circulation process.

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September 16, 2014

Sharing a LiveBinder: Tuesday Tech Tip
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Suppose you found an awesome LiveBinder. How about JLG's Booktalks to Go Fall 2014? or the award-winning Spring 2014? You want to share it with your teachers. What's the easiest way to do that?

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September 16, 2014

Big Score Backlist Sale
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Score big with this sale! Order 25 of our exceptional backlist books and GET 4 FREE! It's easy to order. Visit our backlist, log in and fill your cart. Simply choose at least 29 books, and the four least expensive titles will be FREE. Remember, this VIP offer is online only and ends Friday, September 19. Hurry!

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September 15, 2014

2014 National Book Awards Longlist
Written By Jeanette Rivard

We are so excited! Eight of the ten National Book Award contenders are JLG Selections! Click on the arrow below to see them.

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