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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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JLG Recognizes Librarians and Teachers Throughout April

By: | April 01, 2022 |

The great Albert Einstein once said, “The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” Here at JLG, we have worked to bring the best new books to librarians for nearly 100 years. We passionately support librarians and teachers because we know how influential they are to the lives of young readers. During the month of April, we will be celebrating library-related holidays all month long.  

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It's back! The event you've been waiting for...

By: JLG Marketing | March 25, 2022 |

You’re invited to our spring warehouse sale! For the first time in two years, we are so excited to announce that we will be having an in-person warehouse sale on April 22-23. Here is everything you need to know about the event.

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JLG’s Sister Companies

By: | March 09, 2022 |

You know and love JLG, but did you know that we are part of Media Source Inc (MSI)? MSI is made up of five individual businesses, all of which are committed to “providing independent reading and information services to K-12 professionals and library leaders.” Here is a short breakdown of the sister companies that come together to make MSI.  

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It’s Time to Read Across America

By: | March 08, 2022 |

National Read Across America Day begins on Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2nd, and was established in 1998 by the National Education Association as a means to get children excited about reading throughout the country. Read Across America Day is also a powerful moment for storytelling and a way to further connect and strengthen your community of teachers, parents, librarians, and students. 

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What are media enhanced books? Introducing AV2 and Lightbox!

By: | March 02, 2022 |

Technology is rapidly advancing all around us, and libraries and classrooms are no exception. There are consistently new developments being made in the learning environment, and we want to make sure our customers are up-to-date with all the latest tools and resources to support young learners. That’s why we offer four media enhanced book collections for JLG members. But what exactly does that entail? 

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Celebrate Black History Month in Your School Library with These Children’s and Young Adult Books

By: | February 28, 2022 |

This month, we’re honoring Black History Month by highlighting both non-fiction and fiction titles from award-winning Black authors. From romance novels and personal memoirs to non-fiction and picture books by award-winning illustrators, these noteworthy book selections range from elementary through high-school reading levels and all make for excellent additions to your school library, offering up a good read any time of year, and a little something for everyone.

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