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Librarian of the Month: September 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | September 29, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Washington Community High School in WashingtonIL and their inter-stellar librarian, Thomas (Tom) GrossHe's been a JLG member for 6+ years, but his passion and dedication for his library, students and community is what caught our eye. Here’s his story... 

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JLG selections shine in 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book awards

By: Rhonda Mihalic | June 05, 2019 |

The 52nd-annual Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (BGHB) were announced at the end of May, showcasing nine outstanding books—seven of which are JLG Gold Standard Selections!

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10 JLG Titles Named Locus Awards Finalists

By: Sarah Cooke | May 28, 2019 |

Locus Magazine has announced the 2019 finalists for its Locus Awards, and we’re thrilled to see that 10 JLG selections were among the works recognized.

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Teaching Teachers the Value of the Graphic Novel

By: Julia Bannon | May 15, 2019 |

“Graphic Novels are just superhero comic books.” “They’re not even real reading.” School librarians hear these types of comments every day. So, how do you explain that Graphic Novels are a valuable part of the reading landscape and that they teach comprehension and literacy? Find out.

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Countdown to summer reading

By: Julia Bannon | May 03, 2019 |

It’s time to get ready for your summer reading program! With this year’s theme celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the moon landing, we’ve got lots of ideas for you to make this the best summer yet. Launch into a summer of space with great books, STEM activities and display ideas.

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Forgiving fines through reading gets more kids into the library

By: Julia Bannon | April 05, 2019 |

A librarian’s dream is to have every seat in their library filled with eager young readers. But what if kids stay away because of fines? One library system is allowing kids to read their fines away - and it’s bringing students back in droves.

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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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