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Q & A with Martin Lemelman

By: Rebecca Cybulski | May 31, 2023 |

We spoke with Martin Lemelman, certified Florida Master Gardener, and—importantly—the author of the The Miracle Seedfor Jewish American Heritage Month. 

Do not miss this special blog where we learn more about Martin’s graphic novel, his thoughts on miracles, and how his parents taught him resilience by surviving the Holocaust.  

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How Does Reading Improve Your Mental Health?

By: Rebecca Cybulski | May 25, 2023 |

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at JLG, we know that reading is a great technique to practice mindfulness, relaxation, and empathy—AND it’s even been scientifically proven to improve our mental health! The next time you need an excuse to stock your shelves with a new title, just remember, that book could help positively impact a reader’s thoughts, mood, or behavior—we love the power of books!

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Q&A with Janice Chiang

By: JLG Marketing | May 17, 2023 |

To honor literature that is representative of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we chatted with Digital Artist, Janice Chiang about her recent project, Tokyo Rose: Zero Hour.

During our interview, Janice compares herself to the main character in the story, Iva, saying, "Just like Iva, I too have felt divided in half. When I started to search for my identity in this country, I realized I was in a position of strengthnot weaknessto have two perspectives in life."

Read on to learn more about Janice Chiang and the different AAPI Month activities that you can get involved in! 

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Why do Most Schools Have Libraries?

By: | April 27, 2023 |

School libraries enrich the lives of students, so it’s very important that we continue to advocate for their services! If you’re wondering, “How do school libraries benefit student development?, then this blog is for you! 

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Why are School Libraries Important for Student Success?

By: JLG Marketing | April 13, 2023 |

School libraries are essential to learners; they provide the foundation to student learning and help students achieve their goals. In order to combat the decrease in school libraries, we must advocate for their existence and funding and demonstrate how eliminating them negatively impacts our schools, students, and communities.  

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Jobs of the Modern School Librarian

By: JLG Marketing | April 05, 2023 | School Library

 A modern school librarian’s day is filled with more than you can imagine—you might be surpriseto hear about what is included in their jam-packed schedule! 

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Q & A with Andrew Aydin

By: JLG Marketing | March 24, 2023 |

To honor the anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday, a nonviolent march during the Civil Rights Movement, we sat down and spoke with JLG author, Andrew Aydin. We first met Aydin at ALA in 2022; he was gregarious, genuine, and found a way to connect with each attendee on a personal and professional level. He spoke openly and humbly, sharing his experiences with Congressman John Lewis, a champion for human rights and one of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

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