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Why we need public libraries (and their librarians) more than ever in 2021

By: | September 02, 2021 |

If there is something we all can agree on, it’s that public libraries are the hub of our community. In the coming days, however, many parents of school-aged children may be hesitant to bring their children back to the public library. So here are the top 4 ways librarians can educate parents and their communities on the benefits that their public libraries can provide for them this coming school year.

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Librarian of the Month: September 2021

By: Joanna Reser | September 02, 2021 |

JLG’s September 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Zion-Benton Public Library and their collaborative, passionate, and dedicated Teen Services Supervisor, Dawn Abron. A JLG member for 8+ years, Dawn caught our eye because of her dedication to her patrons and her active role in their reading engagement and programs. Here’s Dawn's story...

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How Will Back-to-School Look for your School Library?

By: | August 25, 2021 |

Back to School is upon us, and librarians all over the country will soon (if not already) be headed back to the heart of the school, the library. We understand that school librarians wear many hats these days, so we’d like to make things a little easier for you.

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Graphic Novels for High School

By: Katie Lynch | August 11, 2021 |

When we say the words “graphic novel” what comes to mind for you? Do you immediately think about comics, titles with lots of dialogue and pictures, or books for young and middle-grade readers? While you are correct, that graphic novels are all of those things, they are also so much more! Graphic novels are a great way to engage reluctant readers, and even high school students as wel

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YA-Adult Crossover Titles for Teen Readers

By: Katie Lynch | August 06, 2021 |

Teen students often carry a heavy load of assigned reading, across all subjects. Although the assigned reading can be engaging, educational, and enlightening, it is still important for teens to make their own selections and read for pleasure! 

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Mysteries Lurking Ahead for Middle School

By: Katie Lynch | July 29, 2021 |

We all love the thrill of searching for clues, hunting for evidence and—most importantly, solving the mystery before the author presents you with the key clue to crack the case. Plus, what’s better than telling yourself that you figured it out?

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Picture Book Must-Haves

By: Katie Lynch | July 21, 2021 |

There is no debate about how important storytime is for children. Storytime is a powerful time of connection that makes memories, engages reluctant readers and brings books to life. And—what do librarians, educators and parents often use to read to their children? Picture Books!

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