It is no secret that book bans and challenges have become an increasingly prevalent issue in the library community, particularly in the last few years. To learn more about this trendand what we can do to help, we sat down with JLG author Wil Mara.
Braille Literacy Month: How It All Began, and How Libraries Are Helping to Shape the New Era of Braille
By: | January 27, 2022 |
As librarians well know, literacy is a great liberator. Whether it be the desire to create through concepts of math and science or to explore the world of imagination through the constructs of our mind, literacy can unleash the highest forms of human potential. To read and to write, (whether it is through the sense of sight or the sense of touch) is a triumph of humanity that should be protected, cherished, and equally accessible to all.
The 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards were this morning, and we are so excited to announce that 53 distinct JLG Gold Standard Selections were recognized for 64 various accolades. Being recognized at the Youth Media Awards is a huge honor, and we are so proud of all the authors and illustrators who were awarded today. JLG members can get these award-winning titles today for just $12 each here.
The 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards will be held next week on Monday, January 24th at 9:00 AM EST. Every January, the American Library Associationhonorsvideos, books, and other content for children and young adults. This year, the awards will be held virtually, and can be streamed here.
There’s something innately magical about the act of decluttering and clearing spaces. In the school library, even when our spaces are well organized and functional, the energetic boost that comes from freshly tended-to shelves is something that is palpable to both students and librarians alike. It’s well known to librarians that library weeding often leads to a boost in circulation.