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Tips to Advocate for More Library Funds

By: Harlee Rozell | March 31, 2021 |

Federal relief funding is soon coming to schools across the nation, giving you the opportunity to champion for more budget this year and help get your collection back on track with new release titles your readers will enjoy. Here's how JLG can help!

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A Week in Indie City

By: Katie Lynch | June 15, 2020 |

Every week 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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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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