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In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Award-Winning, Top Book Recommendations for Librarians

By: | October 01, 2021 |

September is here, and that means that public libraries and school libraries around the country are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and goes through October 15th each year, paying tribute to the cultures and contributions of those with Central and South American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean heritage.

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage with these JLG Editorial Picks

By: Susan Marston | May 21, 2021 |

This month is a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage. But with so much quality, immersive books available by Asian and Pacific American authors and illustrators, finding the right book for your readers can be difficult. To help, our editors compiled a sampling of their favorites for you to share with your young readers, friends, family, and colleagues. 

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Looking Back: The History of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

By: Harlee Rozell | May 21, 2021 |

Asian and Pacific Americans have faced so much in our nation's short history. But the passion of one woman and her personal story helped jumpstart a nationally-recognized and mandadted month-long celebration and commemoration of the heritages, histories, and voices of Asian and Pacific American communities. Read more about her story and what factors led to the creation of the Asian/Pacific American Hertiage Month commemorations we know today.

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Looking Back: The History of Pride Month

By: Harlee Rozell | May 01, 2021 |

From The Society for Human Rights to the Daghter of Bilitis and then the Stonewall Inn raid and uprising, Pride celebrations were shaped over the course of the 20th century. Let’s take a look back at the events and individuals who helped shape Pride, which is now celebrated every June.  

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The American Rescue Plan Act & You

By: Harlee Rozell | April 26, 2021 |

From ALA resources to JLG tips and tricks, we want to help you be prepared to advocate for your library so that it receives its share of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Librarian of the Month: April 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | April 15, 2021 |

JLG’s April 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to East Chapel Hill High School and their considerate and passionate librarian, Michelle Wright. A new JLG member, Michelle caught our eye because of her consideration for her students’ needs and her overall experience and passion as a school librarian. Here’s Michelle's story...

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Looking Back: The History of Celebrating American Libraries

By: Harlee Rozell | April 05, 2021 |

Celebrating libraries has been a recognized American tradition for over fifty years. For several decades, School Library Month and National History Week have both been in April, but how did these two commemorations begin and why did they end up in April?

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