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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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Teen spirit: How to get teens back to the library

By: Sarah Cooke | August 14, 2019 |

What can libraries do to make sure their young-adult readers stop by for a visit—and then keep coming back? Get tips from School Library Journal’s Karen Jensen.

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Ohio author launches book drive for town hit by tornadoes

By: Rhonda Mihalic | July 09, 2019 |

In Celina, Ohio, more than 50 homes were destroyed by tornado and everything was lost: furniture, clothing, photographs, mementos and, central to this story, books. So a local children's author started a book drive.

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ALA 2019: The week I became a library

By: Rhonda Mihalic | July 01, 2019 |

I asked myself, “If you had to sum up your ALA experience in three words, what would they be?” Easy, I thought: Inspiration, innovation and interaction.

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JLG Titles Dominate Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards

By: Sarah Cooke | June 17, 2019 |

The 2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature (EGL) Award winners were recently announced at the Denver Pop Culture Con, and the competition was stiff.JLG's Graphic Novel categories are among our most popular—and we are thrilled to see so many JLG selections honored in this year's EGL Awards!

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JLG selections shine in 2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book awards

By: Rhonda Mihalic | June 05, 2019 |

The 52nd-annual Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (BGHB) were announced at the end of May, showcasing nine outstanding books—seven of which are JLG Gold Standard Selections!

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10 JLG Titles Named Locus Awards Finalists

By: Sarah Cooke | May 28, 2019 |

Locus Magazine has announced the 2019 finalists for its Locus Awards, and we’re thrilled to see that 10 JLG selections were among the works recognized.

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