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Tips to Advocate for More Library Funds

By: Harlee Rozell | March 31, 2021 |

Federal relief funding is soon coming to schools across the nation, giving you the opportunity to champion for more budget this year and help get your collection back on track with new release titles your readers will enjoy. Here's how JLG can help!

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Librarian of the Month: June 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | June 16, 2021 |

JLG’s June 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Dowd Education Center and its passionate and community-driven director, Erin Priest. A returning JLG member, Erin caught our eye because of her dedication to her community and students. Here’s Erin’s story...

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage with these JLG Editorial Picks

By: Susan Marston | May 21, 2021 |

This month is a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage. But with so much quality, immersive books available by Asian and Pacific American authors and illustrators, finding the right book for your readers can be difficult. To help, our editors compiled a sampling of their favorites for you to share with your young readers, friends, family, and colleagues. 

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Looking Back: The History of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

By: Harlee Rozell | May 21, 2021 |

Asian and Pacific Americans have faced so much in our nation's short history. But the passion of one woman and her personal story helped jumpstart a nationally-recognized and mandadted month-long celebration and commemoration of the heritages, histories, and voices of Asian and Pacific American communities. Read more about her story and what factors led to the creation of the Asian/Pacific American Hertiage Month commemorations we know today.

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Looking Back: The History of Pride Month

By: Harlee Rozell | May 01, 2021 |

From The Society for Human Rights to the Daghter of Bilitis and then the Stonewall Inn raid and uprising, Pride celebrations were shaped over the course of the 20th century. Let’s take a look back at the events and individuals who helped shape Pride, which is now celebrated every June.  

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The American Rescue Plan Act & You

By: Harlee Rozell | April 26, 2021 |

From ALA resources to JLG tips and tricks, we want to help you be prepared to advocate for your library so that it receives its share of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Librarian of the Month: April 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | April 15, 2021 |

JLG’s April 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to East Chapel Hill High School and their considerate and passionate librarian, Michelle Wright. A new JLG member, Michelle caught our eye because of her consideration for her students’ needs and her overall experience and passion as a school librarian. Here’s Michelle's story...

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