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A Conversation Around Book Bans with Wil Mara

By: | November 29, 2022 |

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 trend and what we can do to help, we sat down with JLG author Wil Mara.  

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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. 


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9 Ways to Inspire Your Reluctant Readers

By: | January 26, 2022 |

It's officially the start of a new year, that magical time between winter break and spring break when motivation is at its peak and everyone just seems to be in the flow of things.

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2022 ALA YMA Award Winners

By: JLG Marketing | January 24, 2022 |

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

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Get ready for the 2022 ALA Youth Media Awards!

By: JLG Marketing | January 20, 2022 |

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 Association honors videos, books, and other content for children and young adults. This year, the awards will be held virtually, and can be streamed here. 

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How School Librarians Can Successfully Request Funding

By: | December 06, 2021 |

Advocating for your school library isn’t a simple task, which is why we’ve compiled some tools and tactics to help school librarians pitch confidently to their principals and administrators.

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A Fresh Start to 2022 with Library Weeding

By: | November 30, 2021 |

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.

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