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In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month: Award-Winning, Top Book Recommendations for Librarians

By: | October 01, 2021 |

September is here, and that means that public libraries and school libraries around the country are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! The observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and goes through October 15th each year, paying tribute to the cultures and contributions of those with Central and South American, Mexican, Spanish, and Caribbean heritage.

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JLG Picks Receive 59 Awards/Honors at the 2021 ALA Youth Media Awards!

By: Katie Lynch | January 22, 2021 |

We are thrilled to announce that 59 of the 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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Librarian of the Month: November 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | December 02, 2020 |

JLG’s November 2020 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Winthrop High School and their double-duty librarian + English teacher Kristel Anuszewski. A JLG member for 7+ years, Kristel caught our eye because of her dedication to teamwork, advocacy for literacy and her love of research. Here’s Kristel’s story...

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The Power of Print

By: Harlee Rozell | November 09, 2020 |

Let's face it - 2020 has been anything but normal. However, it has taught us a lot of things. Among them, patience, priorities, and, refreshingly, the back-to-basics power of print. 

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Librarian of the Month: October 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | November 04, 2020 |

JLG’s October 2020 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Friends Free Library of Germantown and librarian Kate Garrity. A JLG member for 9+ years, Kate caught our eye because of her passion and commitment to community engagement, children’s literature, and the arts. Here’s Kate’s story...

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Librarian of the Month: September 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | September 29, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Washington Community High School in WashingtonIL and their inter-stellar librarian, Thomas (Tom) GrossHe's been a JLG member for 6+ years, but his passion and dedication for his library, students and community is what caught our eye. Here’s his story... 

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Librarian of the Month: August 2020

By: Harlee Rozell | August 27, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to North Central High School in Kershaw, SC and its dedicated team: Librarian Bambi Ferrer and her assistant Jimmy Huggins. A JLG member for 9 years, North Central High School caught JLG's eye with their dedication, innovation, and perseverance in the face of a chaotic year. Here’s their story... 

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