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JLG Selections Take Home 63 ALA Awards & Honors

By: Katie Lynch | January 27, 2020 |

We are thrilled to announce that 63 of the 112 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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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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Engage Your Readers with Podcasts This Summer

By: | June 01, 2018 |

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, are you looking for ways to keep your readers’ minds stimulated? Marcie Atkins, a teacher librarian at Belvedere Elementary in Falls Church, VA, has an excellent suggestion, as she explains in a recent article for the School Library Journal.

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Ask a Librarian: Preventing the Summer Slide

By: | June 01, 2018 |

We caught up with experienced school librarian Stephanie Galvan Russell, MLS who shared her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading over the summer.

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How to Help Young Readers Enjoy Nonfiction This Summer

By: | May 22, 2018 |

As award-winning nonfiction children’s author Melissa Stewart discusses in her recent article for the School Library Journal and her webcast with JLG’s Kayleigh Hanlin, some young readers associate nonfiction reading with the research they do for school projects, which they often find boring.

But the good news is, there are effective ways to help your struggling readers learn to enjoy nonfiction titles.

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Warehouse Sale Recap

By: Kayleigh Hanlin | May 01, 2018 |

Twice a year, in April and October, we open our warehouse to librarians to shop our previously selected titles for only $5. During this two-day event, we have the privilege of hearing stories of the amazing work librarians are doing every day. One specific customer this year brought her teen advisory board along for the trip - in a school bus!

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