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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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The American Rescue Plan Act & You

By: Harlee Rozell | April 26, 2021 |

From ALA resources to JLG tips and tricks, we want to help you be prepared to advocate for your library so that it receives its share of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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Librarian of the Month: April 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | April 15, 2021 |

JLG’s April 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to East Chapel Hill High School and their considerate and passionate librarian, Michelle Wright. A new JLG member, Michelle caught our eye because of her consideration for her students’ needs and her overall experience and passion as a school librarian. Here’s Michelle's story...

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Looking Back: The History of Celebrating American Libraries

By: Harlee Rozell | April 05, 2021 |

Celebrating libraries has been a recognized American tradition for over fifty years. For several decades, School Library Month and National History Week have both been in April, but how did these two commemorations begin and why did they end up in April?

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Librarian of the Month: March 2021

By: Harlee Rozell | April 01, 2021 |

JLG’s March 2021 Librarian of the Month honor goes to Abington Friends School Library and their kind and community-oriented director, Toni Vahlsing. A JLG member for 13+ years, Toni caught our eye because of her generosity and love for her greater community. Read on to learn more about Toni's story! 

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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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Looking Back: The History of March Madness

By: Harlee Rozell | March 15, 2021 |

From the first NCAA men's national tournament in 1939 and a 1942 poem to the 1982 addition of women's basketball, find out about the history of the term "March Madness" and the exciting $8 virtual warehouse sale we're having March 22-26! 

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