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Librarian of the Month: January 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | January 22, 2021 |

JLG’s November 2020 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Eagle Mountain City Library and their enduring and passionate director, Michele Graves. A JLG member for 11+ years, Michele caught our eye because of her evergreen adoration of the library and successful advancement of her library and community. Here’s Michele's story...

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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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Honoring the Big Impact from Small Publishers

By: Sean Lockwood | April 20, 2020 |

With much of our country sheltered at home and most businesses shuttered or vastly reduced, we as a nation are seeing, for the first time in many of our lifetimes, our friends and neighbors struggling with their economic stability. At Junior Library Guild, we are seeing that very concern is affecting a beloved portion of our literary community: emerging and small publishers. At JLG we want to support the incredible voices of small publishers by pledging our loyalty to them.

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Librarian of the Month: March 2020

By: Esther Goodell | March 12, 2020 |

JLG’s March Librarian of the Month honor goes to Hilliard Weaver Middle School and its dedicated staff of one, Christina Dorr. She has been a JLG member for many of her 30+ years as a school librarian. We had the chance to meet her at a local conference recently, and in our 5-minute interaction we knew we needed to share her story.

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BLOGtalk BOOKtalk - Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place

By: Jennifer Bennett | February 27, 2020 |

Jackson Bird’s book Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place is a welcome addition from a trans man to this literary history that is fresh, modern, thoroughly millennial, and relatable to younger readers. 

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Librarian of the Month: February 2020

By: Esther Goodell | February 21, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Rippon Middle School and its dedicated team of Tamara Ingalls, librarian, Debra Gish, librarian, and Denisha Price, library assistant. Read their story!

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