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  • 11 hours ago

    An Elementary School in Port Orchard, WA purchased 9 books.

  • 17 hours ago

    An Elementary School in Spartanburg, SC renewed 1 category.

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    An Elementary School in Lexington, KY renewed 7 categories.

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"“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.
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  • 05.23.2017

    Webcast Recap: 12 New Books to Read This Summer

    In our webcast today, Kayleigh and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books you might want to check out this summer. Whether your to-be-read pile grew or it became prioritized, we are sure your readers will get a kick out of future-telling noodleheads and blue librarians.

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  • 05.16.2017

    "Thank you, JLG!" from Cyndy Etler, One Very Happy Author

    I opened the hardcover of my young adult memoir, The Dead Inside, and saw a shiny goldish circle. JLG, it said. My stomach dropped. Was I hallucinating? My book? A Junior Library Guild selection? Not possible. But there it was.

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  • 05.09.2017

    Webcast Recap: Enrich Your Summer Reading Program: Tips and Resources K-12

    In our webcast today, my guest Nick Glass, Founder and Executive Director of TeachingBooks.net, and I talked about creative ways to promote summer reading programs, from supporting student choices using recommended booklists to modeling booktalks after Meet-the-Author book readings...and much more.

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  • 04.26.2017

    Egg-Cellent Books for Young Readers

    Spring. Flowers and bunnies. Baseball and hotdogs. National Library Week. National Poetry Month. Earth Day. Tax Day. And book--spring releases are here! From stories about eggs that don't hatch to those that do, you won't want to miss what's coming for young readers.

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