Looking for activities and resources to keep students engaged during this new-normal of school closures and social distancing? As the collection-development partner for school and public libraries across the nation, Junior Library Guild is offering you these free resources to help keep students’ brains busy and blossoming.
With JLG Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital gives your readers unlimited access to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books, so tell your home-bound students to click to their hearts’ content! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available.
Live Virtual Author Visits
Stay tuned for a schedule of upcoming Live Virtual Author Visits perfect for sharing with your homebound students! JLG authors, illustrators, publisher partners, and educators are coming together to bring you and your readers exclusive webcasts that will engage, entertain, and educate.
Library of On-Demand Webcasts
Check out our binge-worthy collection of on-demand webcasts, featuring author interviews, editorial insight, book talks, and more. Recent favorites include a Q&A with Nikki Grimes (Ordinary Hazards), a fun chat with Jon Scieszka (Astronuts), and an author talk with 2019 Newbery Medalist Meg Medina (Merci Suárez Changes Gears). All on-demand webcasts are available in closed-captioning.
Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen – A Weekly Webcast “Serial” with Author Rex Ogle
Tuesdays at 2 p.m. ET, starting March 23, 2020
List of Weekly Webcasts
There’s a lot going on these days, what with school closures, and social distancing, and toilet-paper conundrums. It’s heavy stuff. It’s worrisome stuff. And it’s stuff that we’re all experiencing right along with Aiden Tyler, the title character in author Rex Ogle’s (Free Lunch) new & original story, AIDEN TYLER, QUARAN-TEEN. Rex is writing this creative new middle-grade offering in real-time, about our real-world predicament, and will be reading each week’s newest chapter aloud on this one-of-a-kind webcast “serial”! Tune in every Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET to catch the latest in Aiden’s quaran-teen’ed story—and stick around after the reading for a weekly Q&A with Rex.
This is the perfect virtual get-away for students and educators looking for a fun and relatable escape from their own quarantines!