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The Power of Print

By: Harlee Rozell | November 09, 2020 |

Let's face it - 2020 has been anything but normal. However, it has taught us a lot of things. Among them, patience, priorities, and, refreshingly, the back-to-basics power of print. 

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Librarian of the Month: October 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | November 04, 2020 |

JLG’s October 2020 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Friends Free Library of Germantown and librarian Kate Garrity. A JLG member for 9+ years, Kate caught our eye because of her passion and commitment to community engagement, children’s literature, and the arts. Here’s Kate’s story...

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Librarian of the Month: September 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | September 29, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Washington Community High School in WashingtonIL and their inter-stellar librarian, Thomas (Tom) GrossHe's been a JLG member for 6+ years, but his passion and dedication for his library, students and community is what caught our eye. Here’s his story... 

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Librarian of the Month: August 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | August 27, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to North Central High School in Kershaw, SC and its dedicated team: Librarian Bambi Ferrer and her assistant Jimmy Huggins. A JLG member for 9 years, North Central High School caught JLG's eye with their dedication, innovation, and perseverance in the face of a chaotic year. Here’s their story... 

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Battle for the Ballot: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American Women's Right to Vote

By: Harlee Rozell | August 18, 2020 |

On June 4, 1919, the 66th US congress passed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which would give American women the right to vote. However, the historic moment was only a steppingstone from the rocky, 152-year battle for the ballot to a 14-month journey for the Amendment’s ratification.

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Safe & Sanitized: Library Materials

By: Harlee Rozell | August 05, 2020 |

Being prepared for this Fall has been an uphill battle. From helping develop new check-out techniques to updating sanitation procedures, you’ve been through a lot already. Yet librarians have remained innovative in the face of uncertainty, continuing to serve their communities and readers. So, we want to help make it easier for you to keep up with the latest resources and research so that you can focus on creating real-world solutions that work for your library.

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Librarian of the Month: July 2020

By: Esther Goodell | July 28, 2020 |

JLG’s July Librarian of the Month honor goes to Abbotsford Public Library and librarian Jenny Jochimsen. We could tell from seeing her library’s social media posts that she and her library supported their community even if they had to get crafty. Read on to learn more about Jenny...

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