Welcome Junior Library Guild collection!

Books for youth and the youthful

Museum and Library Director Cathy Sherman stands in her favorite section of the Cordova Public Library with a book from one of her favorite authors, Chuck Palahniuk, in the Cordova Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

The Cordova Public Library has been striving to bring a complete collection of materials to all ages of our community. Through a subscription service with a company called Brodart we’ve been able to bring new best sellers for adults and young adults; now we are pleased to join in with the Junior Library Guild.

The Junior Library Guild was founded in 1929 as the Junior Literary Guild, a commercial book club devoted to juvenile literature. Today, JLG is the leading book review and collection development service that helps thousands of K12 school and public libraries acquire the best new children’s and young adult books.

The Guild’s mission still follows editorial board member Eleanor Roosevelt’s mantra to put the right book in the hands of every reader – fostering the love of reading and learning as a path to lifelong success.

JLG books have a gold label on their spine and will be found in each of our youth sections. Here are a few that Youth Services Librarian Anna Hernandez picked out for you to look for:

Junior Library Guild: Easy

  • Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • How to Be a T. Rex by Ryan North
  • A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
  • Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse by Marcy Campbell
  • Stop That Yawn! By Caron Levis

Junior Library Guild Easy NonFiction:

  • The Dam by David Almond
  • Carter Reads the Newspaper by Deborah Hopkinson
  • Inky’s Amazing Escape by Sy Montgomery
  • The Sun is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk
  • The Girl Who Drew Butterflies by Joyce Sidman

The Cordova Public Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Mondays.