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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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Events

September 11, 2014

2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium
Written By Jeanette Rivard

On October 10-11, 2014, join an esteemed group of award-winning authors, illustrators, librarians, and other children's book experts and aficionados in Boston, MA, for the 2014 Horn Book at Simmons Colloquium, MIND THE GAPS, a memorable two-day event celebrating the best in children's and young adult literature. The program will take a hard look at the current state of publishing and what's missing in children's literature, and will feature recent Boston-Globe Horn Book award recipients including Steve Sheinkin, Patricia Hruby Powell, Christian Robinson, and Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

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September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Remembering 9/11
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Recalling events often brings back specific memories. Do you remember where you were when Elvis died? I (believe it or not) was working at Spencer Gifts and heard it on the radio. What about when Kennedy was shot? Martin Luther King?

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July 29, 2014

YouTube Videos: Tuesday Tech Tip
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Struggling with how to do something on our website? Are you new to JLG and unsure about what our website offers? Are you curious about our new ebooks and wondering how they work? Wonder no more, as JLG now has a YouTube channel, just for you. In the months to come we will be posting screencasts and other videos to guide you in our services and products.

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July 11, 2014

SummerTeen: A YA Celebration
Written By Deborah B. Ford

You still have time to register for a once in a lifetime opportunity. SLJ is hosting its third annual SummerTeen: A Celebration of Young Adult Books on Thursday, July 24. Popular young adult authors will discuss their upcoming books- just in time for your fall book orders. Featuring keynote speaker, Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman author of Just One Year, this day long celebration of literacy has a huge bonus.

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