Monthly Archives: July 2023
July 26, 2023
July is known as Disability Pride Month because it marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law is meant to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities and discourage discrimination, however, people are still marginalized for their abilities or limitations. To help combat ableism and injustice, librarians across the nation strive to make a safe space where all people and communities can see themselves embodied in literature. Inclusivity is imperative—especially in libraries—and that is why JLG makes a deliberate...
July 11, 2023
Summertime is HERE, and that means summer reading is well underway. While some readers are laying by the pool with their books, or taking their favorite stories to barbecues and picnics, we know that other students might need a little extra encouragement. In recently released data from NAEP, the number of students who read daily for fun are at an all-time low; only 14% of students reported reading for fun almost every day. This statistic is alarming, especially when there are so many great summer reads to go around! If your students or patrons are having a difficult time picking up a book, they might need an extra reminder as to why reading for pleasure is so impactful to their overall growth and success.
BONUS: Score JLG’s Summer Must-Read List—categorized...