JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Washington Community High School in Washington, IL and their inter-stellar librarian,Thomas (Tom) Gross. He'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...
“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.
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.
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.