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Looking Back: Women's History Month

By: Harlee Rozell | February 16, 2021 |

Women's History Month - a time to celebrate, honor, and recognize the achievements and contributions of women to American history and society - is something we might take for granted today. However, the dedication and keen observation of educators and women's organizations around the country pushed this holiday into existence. Read on to discover more about the history of Women's History Month and find some books you'll want to add to your collection highlighting women's history and voices! 

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Looking Back: Black History Month

By: Harlee Rozell | February 02, 2021 |

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and learn about the contributions of Black Americans to our nation's history. Historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History," worked his entire career to research and understand Black history. In doing so, he started the ASALH, created The Journal of African American History, and founded what we know today as Black History Month. Read more about the contributions of Dr. Woodson to the field of Black History and some of the books you and your readers can enjoy to commemorate Black History Month.

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Librarian of the Month: January 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | January 22, 2021 |

JLG’s January 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Eagle Mountain City Library and their enduring and passionate director, Michele Graves. A JLG member for 11+ years, Michele caught our eye because of her evergreen adoration of the library and successful advancement of her library and community. Here’s Michele's story...

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JLG Picks Receive 59 Awards/Honors at the 2021 ALA Youth Media Awards!

By: Katie Lynch | January 22, 2021 |

We are thrilled to announce that 59 of the winners/honorees were JLG selections. We are so proud of our amazing authors and illustrators, as well as our talented editorial team and their history of picking winners. 

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Librarian of the Month: November 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | December 02, 2020 |

JLG’s November 2020 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Winthrop High School and their double-duty librarian + English teacher Kristel Anuszewski. A JLG member for 7+ years, Kristel caught our eye because of her dedication to teamwork, advocacy for literacy and her love of research. Here’s Kristel’s story...

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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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