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Librarian faves: Top book categories by grade level

By: Rhonda Mihalic | April 03, 2019 |

When it comes to books, you librarians know your stuff. And, you know what your K-12 readers will most enjoy. Based on data from over 23,000 members, here are your top categories by grade level. 

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Coming of Age Titles for a New School Year

By: | August 06, 2018 |

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for a lot of students, but it can also be a time of uncertainty, as they may be a little unsure of what it will feel like to be another grade older. They’re starting to learn more about themselves and may be trying to figure out who they really are as unique individuals, independent from their parents and families. 

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The Power of Storytelling

By: | July 12, 2018 |

Storytime is a common practice in many libraries. A lot of us fondly recall librarians, teachers, and parents captivating us by reading from our favorite books. But what is it about storytelling that makes it so powerful? Why does listening to an adult share a story enthrall so many students, and how exactly does it benefit them?

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JLG Winners' Spotlight - Is This the Year of the Poet?

By: Sarah Cooke | June 14, 2018 |

We want to shine a spotlight on The Poet X and A Different Pond, both by poets whose previous work has been written and performed for adults. It’s exciting to see these talented writers venturing into the realm of young people's literature.

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Librarians as Change Agents

By: | June 12, 2018 |

Expert advice on how  librarians can be proactive in demonstrating everything that they and their teams are capable of, in order to drive positive change in their libraries and at their schools.

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Fighting Job Cuts: One Librarian’s Advice

By: | June 12, 2018 |

Unfortunately, school budgets around the country are being cut. And that means that librarians are being let go, and funding for school libraries is being slashed in many school district. But, as she Elissa Malespina discusses in her interview with UpFront, it is possible to push back against these kinds of cuts.

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10 Tips For Promoting Your Summer Reading Program

By: Christina Dorr | June 07, 2018 |

We recently had the chance to chat with Christina Dorr about her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading during the summer. Check out her tips below and download the infographic here: 10 Tips For Promoting Your Summer Reading Program.  

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