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Meet the Newest Member of the JLG Editorial Team

By: | November 03, 2022 |

One of the most unique aspects of Junior Library Guild is our Editorial Team. We are committed to bringing the best new books to young readers, but how exactly do we do that? The Editorial Team reads thousands of manuscripts every year and chooses the best new books based on a wide variety of criteria. They then sort these books into our categories, and we work with our publishers to bring them right to the shelves of our members.  

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Five Reasons Why Librarians Choose Genrefication for Their School Libraries

By: | October 28, 2021 |

The frustrated faces of young children and teens trying to find a book amidst the Dewey classification system is something that librarians see on a daily basis, which is perhaps why the word “genrefication” is a hot topic for libraries these days! Learn more about how you can use genrefication in your library.

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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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National Literacy Month: How librarians can help foster a life-long love of reading in young readers

By: | September 30, 2021 |

With National Literacy Month upon us, many school and public librarians are reflecting upon their essential role in cultivating literacy in their communities. If you are among that crowd and wondering what you can do to accelerate your literacy building efforts, look no further!

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Librarian of the Month: September 2021

By: Joanna Reser | September 02, 2021 |

JLG’s September 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Zion-Benton Public Library and their collaborative, passionate, and dedicated Teen Services Supervisor, Dawn Abron. A JLG member for 8+ years, Dawn caught our eye because of her dedication to her patrons and her active role in their reading engagement and programs. Here’s Dawn's story...

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Why we need public libraries (and their librarians) more than ever in 2021

By: | September 02, 2021 |

If there is something we all can agree on, it’s that public libraries are the hub of our community. In the coming days, however, many parents of school-aged children may be hesitant to bring their children back to the public library. So here are the top 4 ways librarians can educate parents and their communities on the benefits that their public libraries can provide for them this coming school year.

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How Will Back-to-School Look for your School Library?

By: | August 25, 2021 |

Back to School is upon us, and librarians all over the country will soon (if not already) be headed back to the heart of the school, the library. We understand that school librarians wear many hats these days, so we’d like to make things a little easier for you.

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