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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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Librarian of the Month: June 2020

By: Esther Goodell | June 30, 2020 |

JLG’s June Librarian of the Month honor goes to Anna Porter Public Library and librarian Kelsey Collins. We could tell from seeing her library’s social media posts that she and her library had a heart for their community. Read on to learn more about Kelsey...

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Seeing Yourself on the Page: LGBTQ+ Comics

By: JLG Editorial Team | June 26, 2020 |

It’s been proven time and again what a powerful experience it is for any member of a marginalized community to see someone like themself in art or pop culture. This can be especially powerful for a teen reader as they are in the process of learning more about themself and what it means to step in to the most exciting and genuine version of themself. Read on to learn more about LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels and check out the suggestions for your library!

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A Week in Indie City

By: Katie Lynch | June 15, 2020 |

Every week Indiebound.org and the American Booksellers Association gather reports from hundreds of independent bookstores across America to identify the best of the best sellers in a number of categories. Last week JLG selections nearly swept the Early/Middle Grade and Young Adult books list. Read on to see which JLG picks made the lists!

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