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April 26, 2017

Egg-Cellent Books for Young Readers
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Spring. Flowers and bunnies. Baseball and hotdogs. National Library Week. National Poetry Month. Earth Day. Tax Day. And book--spring releases are here! From stories about eggs that don't hatch to those that do, you won't want to miss what's coming for young readers.

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April 25, 2017

Webcast Recap: Stars So Far, K-12
Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, my guest Shelley Diaz, Reviews Manager and YA Editor at School Library Journal, and I talked about some of our favorite starred books from the spring of 2017. From favorite authors Nikki Grimes and Kevin Henkes to a heart-warming story about foster kids, the stars are shining this season.

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April 17, 2017

3DBear and Junior Library Guild Collaborate to Bring 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality to U.S. Classrooms
Written By Renea Lewis

Helsinki-based, edtech software company, 3DBear Ltd has signed an agreement with Junior Library Guild that serves over 22,000 schools and libraries in the U.S. 3DBear is an online learning tool for 3D printing, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) that is now available in the US through Junior Library Guild (JLG). “We are very excited […]

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April 12, 2017

Warehouse Book Map Now Available for JLG’s Spring Warehouse Sale: April 21 & 22
Written By Jeanette Rivard

Our Spring Warehouse Sale days are set. The dates are: Friday, April 21 from noon until 7 pm Saturday, April 22 from 9 am until 5 pm All books just $5 each Hundreds of titles available, including ALA Youth Media Award Winners Most books are hardcover with either library or reinforced trade binding All are JLG selections A map of book locations will be available after the first of April. We are at: Junior Library Guild 7858 Industrial Pkwy Plain City OH 43064 See the directions below:

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March 21, 2017

Webcast Recap: Get to Know Spring’s Hottest Debut Authors and Illustrators Spring 2017, K-12
Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, my guest Carl A. Harvey II and I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books written by debut authors and illustrators. From a National Geographic explorer to A. S. King's debut as a middle grade writer, these authors are sure to find their way into the hearts and minds of the young and older reader.

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March 09, 2017

Webcast Recap: Women Who Rock: Celebrating the Past and Present
Written By Deborah B. Ford

Astronomer. Pinkerton detective. Automobile driver. Computer programmer. Women continue to rock our world through their talents, leadership, and wisdom. In our webcast today, I talked about some of our favorite upcoming books by and about women. From hot new biographies to strong female characters, writers, and illustrators, these quick booktalks will lengthen your shopping cart list.

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February 23, 2017

Webcast Recap: The Buzz about New Teen Books
Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, Kayleigh and talked about some of our favorite upcoming books for teens. From angry bananas to stories of teens behind bars and witchcraft, these new books for grades 6-12 are sure to circulate!

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February 09, 2017

Webcast Recap: 4 Ways to Strengthen Diversity in Your Library Program
Written By Deborah B. Ford

In our webcast today, I shared four ways to strengthen diversity in your library program. As I said, every effort you make towards inclusion and diversity matters to someone. By being aware, keeping up with the literature, shaking up your programming and bringing in outside resources, the impact you can make is so valuable.

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February 09, 2017

Junior Library Guild Sponsors the 2017 Sister Sally Daly Memorial Grant in Partnership with the Catholic Library Association
Written By Renea Lewis

Names Angie Bush as Grant Recipient  Junior Library Guild (JLG)—a Media Source Inc. company —sponsors the Sister Sally  Daly Memorial grant in partnership with the Catholic Library Association (CLA). The Catholic Library Association together with the Junior Library Guild established a grant in 2007 in memory of Sally Daly, SSJ, an ardent supporter of recruiting […]

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February 02, 2017

You’ve Got the Winners, Now What?
Written By Deborah B. Ford

The Youth Media Awards for 2017 have been announced. Your favorites won. Your favorites lost. There were surprises. History was made. March: Book Three won four awards! Sitting in the audience is always a thrill with JLG selections rising to the top. Once they win, however, now what do I do with them? Is there anything out there to help sell the books to the winners? And if I already have the books, how can I get those shiny stickers to add to their marketing charisma? What about programming should that be part of what I do with these winners?

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