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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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2020: A Clear Vision for a Bright Future Together

By: Sean Lockwood | January 30, 2020 |

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe this first month of 2020 is nearly behind us. As the SVP and General Manager of Junior Library Guild, I wanted to take a moment during these first weeks of the New Year to express my deepest gratitude to the JLG community and to share some of the highlights from 2019 that we will be building on even more this year!

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JLG Selections Take Home 63 ALA Awards & Honors

By: Katie Lynch | January 27, 2020 |

We are thrilled to announce that 63 of the 112 winners/honorees were JLG selections. We are so proud of our amazing authors and illustrators, as well as our talented editorial team and their history of picking winners.

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Congrats to the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists!

By: Katie Lynch | December 23, 2019 |

JLG is proud to announce that 4 out of the 5 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Awards finalists are JLG selections. The Nonfiction genre is revolutionizing thanks to the talent and commitment of these authors, and our editors know outstanding work when they see it!

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JLG Selections Shine in the New York Times Best Children's Books of 2019!

By: Katie Lynch | December 18, 2019 |
No way! The New York Times has just released its list of the Top Children’s Books of 2019 and guess what? JLG selections have swept 22 out of the 25 titles. Check out this list to make sure you have all the best books of 2019. If not, slip these goodies into your cart today!
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JLG selects Caldecott & Newbery winners for 20 years

By: Sarah Cooke | September 11, 2019 |

Our renowned Editorial team has long been on the forefront of selecting books that go on to earn starred reviews, industry awards, honors and prestigious acclaim. Case in point: They've selected the Newbery and Caldecott Medal winners nearly every year for the last 20 years (before they were even published!). 

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JLG Back-to-School Book Bundle Giveaway!

By: Rhonda Mihalic | August 14, 2019 |

Check out the five back-to-school author-autographed book bundles that were part of our giveaway. It's too late to enter—but find out how you can catch the next one!

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