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Mysteries Lurking Ahead for Middle School

By: Katie Lynch | July 29, 2021 |

We all love the thrill of searching for clues, hunting for evidence and—most importantly, solving the mystery before the author presents you with the key clue to crack the case. Plus, what’s better than telling yourself that you figured it out?

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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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Looking Back: The History of March Madness

By: Harlee Rozell | March 15, 2021 |

From the first NCAA men's national tournament in 1939 and a 1942 poem to the 1982 addition of women's basketball, find out about the history of the term "March Madness" and the exciting $8 virtual warehouse sale we're having March 22-26! 

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Looking Back: The History of 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: The History of 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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