Junior Library Guild


What to expect:

View these FREE 30-minute sessions. Hear from authors, illustrators, and literary leaders on best practices, tips and tricks to running a vibrant library. And take a listen as our editorial team chats about popular and upcoming books. Get insights from experts and all the latest about the titles your readers will love!

Here’s what attendees are saying:

“These short (chock full of information, titles, enthusiasm) sessions are a bright spot in my day at the office!!”
—Debbie, Florida

“I enjoy these webinars and excited to get some of these books! Always adding to the never ending wish list!!”
—Terry, Michigan


Featured webcast:

The Nonfiction Revolution: How the Genre Is Reshaping Student Success

Grades K-12

In this day and age of skimming and soundbytes, students need practice and preparation reading complex texts to better prepare themselves for standardized tests, college-level writing, and real-world job opportunities. The solution? Nonfiction. Join JLG Editorial Director Susan Marston for a book talk about some of her favorite new nonfiction releases.

The Nonfiction Revolution: How the Genre Is Reshaping Student Success

Our latest webcasts

Nonfiction for Everyone

Grades PreK–12

Melissa Stewart and our own Kayleigh Hanlin for a look at fact-filled stories for that are sure to pique everyone’s interest.

Love & War

Grades 9–12

Popular and emotionally powerful titles that dig deep into love, loss, and the impact they have on our lives. 

Stars So Far

Grades K–12

Listen in as Kayleigh Hanlin and Mahnaz Dar discuss K–12 books receiving rave reviews.

Using Award-Winning Titles in Your Library Program 

Grades PreK–12

A quick look at online resources, programming ideas, and marketing tips for every librarian who loves great books.

Spring Books for Elementary

Grades PreK–6

A new year brings a fresh look at books for your young readers. A review of some of the most popular elementary titles to add to your collection.

Sizzling Teen Books

Grades 6–12

Join Deborah B. Ford and Kayleigh Hanlin during this speedy introduction to popular must-have titles for your collection.

Thinking Outside the Box:
The Fascinating World of Graphic Novels 

Grades PreK–12

What makes comics and graphic novels so powerful?

Creating a Culture of Reading

Grades PreK–12

Beanstack's Felix Brandon Lloyd on the power of reading contests and tips for success.

Three Reading Challenges with Rockstar Librarians

Grades PreK–12

Important insights from industry professionals about successful reading challenges.

The Lowdown on Hi-Lo

Grades K–12

Discussion of JLG's Hi-Lo titles and what makes for a compelling book for developing readers.

¡Viva los libros!: How Readers Find Themselves in Spanish Titles

Grades PreK–12

Exciting Books in Spanish.

Elementary Booktalk

Grades PreK-6

Listen in as the leaders of the JLG editorial team discuss elementary must-read selections.

Middle School Booktalk

Grades 5-8

The JLG editorial team takes a deep dive into popular middle school selections covering a range of subjects.

Let's Talk 2019 Award Winners

Grades PreK-12

JLG's Susan Marston and former Scholastic exec discuss our 2019 ALA Youth Media Award winners.

The Transformative Power
of YA Literature

  Join JLG’s Lucas Klauss and former Scholastic exec Elissa Tomasetti for a deep dive into the hottest titles in YA. 

Fighter for Justice

The Horn Book's Roger Sutton interviews author Ilene Cooper about her book Eleanor Roosevelt: Fighter for Justice.

When Reading "Clicks": Leveraging Digital in Your Library

Grades K–12

Learn about how digital tools can advance the love & skill of reading in the gadget generation.

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