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  • 11.24.2015

    Read it Again! Read it Again! Tips on Selecting Books for the Very Young

    When I was a young child, my mom took my sisters and me to the public library every week. She let us choose the books we wanted--however many we wanted. If I decided to read the same book over and over, she let me. The librarian never said things like: "You can't have that many books," or: "That book is too hard for you," or: "You've checked out that book every week for a month. Let's choose something else." What a good librarian she was!

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  • 11.21.2015

    Congratulations to our Doodle Winners!

    Congratulations to Hamilton Elementary School in Cypress, Texas and Glacier High School in Kalispell, Montana, winners of our doodling contest! We got so many fantastic doodles that we had to pick two winners. Wonderful work! Check out all of the entries on our Simple Pattern Doodles board on Pinterest. Click on the arrow below to see the winners.

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  • 11.20.2015

    JLG BTG: 2015 Novels Not-to-Miss

    Now that I've been at the office a day or two, I took some time this morning to work on the LiveBinders. This post features an elementary, middle, and high school novel. As Kiera would say, I expect them to get a little love at the ALA Youth Media Awards. And remember to watch for the Notables. You'll often find your favorites (and your kids) on those lists.

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  • 11.19.2015

    PPP: Awards Predictions Webinar

    Today guest Kiera Parrott and I chatted about some of our favorite titles that are "certain" to receive recognition. Whether or not our crystal balls are accurate, your kids are sure to love these multi-starred titles from 2015. Buy your extra copies today, while they are still in stock. Let's keep the awards hype up. Tweet with us on your favorites #JLGwebinars. What are your hands down winners? What about your dark horse?

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Latest JLG Activity

  • 4 hours ago

    A Public Library in Dolores, CO purchased 10 books.

  • 8 hours ago

    An Elementary School in Kewanee, IL renewed 1 category.

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    A Public Library in Dexter, NY renewed 2 categories.