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Librarian of the Month: July 2020

By: Esther Goodell | July 28, 2020 |

JLG’s July Librarian of the Month honor goes to Abbotsford Public Library and librarian Jenny Jochimsen. We could tell from seeing her library’s social media posts that she and her library supported their community even if they had to get crafty. Read on to learn more about Jenny...

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Librarian of the Month: June 2020

By: Esther Goodell | June 30, 2020 |

JLG’s June Librarian of the Month honor goes to Anna Porter Public Library and librarian Kelsey Collins. We could tell from seeing her library’s social media posts that she and her library had a heart for their community. Read on to learn more about Kelsey...

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Seeing Yourself on the Page: LGBTQ+ Comics

By: JLG Editorial Team | June 26, 2020 |

It’s been proven time and again what a powerful experience it is for any member of a marginalized community to see someone like themself in art or pop culture. This can be especially powerful for a teen reader as they are in the process of learning more about themself and what it means to step in to the most exciting and genuine version of themself. Read on to learn more about LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels and check out the suggestions for your library!

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A Week in Indie City

By: Katie Lynch | June 15, 2020 |

Every week Indiebound.org and the American Booksellers Association gather reports from hundreds of independent bookstores across America to identify the best of the best sellers in a number of categories. Last week JLG selections nearly swept the Early/Middle Grade and Young Adult books list. Read on to see which JLG picks made the lists!

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Librarian of the Month: May 2020

By: Esther Goodell | May 28, 2020 |

JLG’s May Librarian of the Month honor goes to Louise Durham Elementary and Tiffany Williams. We could tell from seeing her social media posts that she was always willing to go the extra mile to get students to engage with books, whether through sensory mats to form a check-out line or loading up her cart to deliver books to classrooms. Read on to learn more about Tiffany...

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We are all in this together: Finding growth and gratitude in the midst of COVID-19

By: Sean Lockwood | May 18, 2020 |

 JLG General Manager Sean Lockwood reflects on the disruption of COVID-19 and what an honor it has been to stand shoulder to shoulder with our incredible library partners as they respond to the impact of the novel coronavirus and rapidly move their on-campus instruction to remote teaching. 

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Librarian of the Month: April 2020

By: Esther Goodell | April 29, 2020 |

JLG’s April Librarian of the Month honor goes to Billerica Memorial High School and Rachel Bouhanda. She has been a school librarian for over a decade and has been creating new resources for students all while transitioning to a new library space!

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