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A Conversation Around Book Bans with Wil Mara

By: | November 29, 2022 |

It is no secret that book bans and challenges have become an increasingly prevalent issue in the library community, particularly in the last few years. To learn more about this trend and what we can do to help, we sat down with JLG author Wil Mara.  

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The Benefits of Printed Books

By: | August 29, 2022 |

To make literature more accessible and convenient, eBooks and digital reading tools have been on the rise in recent years. These resources have their benefits – they are a cost-efficient way to access countless titles at your fingertips. Although digital books have their advantages, we should not overlook the benefits of a good, old-fashioned, printed book.  

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I’ve got 99 Problems...But a Book Ain’t One!

By: | August 08, 2022 |

There is so much more to being a librarian than choosing new books and maintaining a library. In fact, it is no secret that more is being expected of librarians now than ever before. We asked and you answered, let’s run through the top 99 problems modern day librarians are facing today. 

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Using Books to Facilitate Difficult Conversations

By: | August 04, 2022 |

Let’s face it, growing up is hard. Kids are facing more than ever before and experiencing challenges that we could not have imagined at their age. This makes it critically important for parents, teachers, and educators to engage in difficult conversations with young people, and your library may be able to help.  

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Get ready for Summer Reading with JLG!

By: | June 13, 2022 |

School’s out and your young readers are likely very excited for the long break ahead. While summer is a great time to rest and recharge, it is also very important to keep them reading and learning during this time. Summer reading is an important facet of your young readers' education.  

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Read With Pride During Rainbow Book Month

By: | June 02, 2022 |

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community. This observance is used to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which kicked off the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S.  

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Happy Latino Books Month!

By: | May 25, 2022 |

Happy Latino Books Month! This month is dedicated to Latino authors, illustrators, and books and is used to highlight different Latin-American cultures in literature.  

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