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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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BLOGtalk BOOKtalk - Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place

By: Jennifer Bennett | February 27, 2020 |

Jackson Bird’s book Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place is a welcome addition from a trans man to this literary history that is fresh, modern, thoroughly millennial, and relatable to younger readers. 

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Librarian of the Month: February 2020

By: Esther Goodell | February 21, 2020 |

JLG’s Librarian of the Month honor goes to Rippon Middle School and its dedicated team of Tamara Ingalls, librarian, Debra Gish, librarian, and Denisha Price, library assistant. Read their 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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