Summer Library Program

    • 2016 Themes: Sports/Health/Fitness

Slogans:
Children–On your mark, Get Set, Read
Teen–Get in the game–Read
Adult–Exercise your mind–Read

2016 Summer Library Reading Program PSAs Available
2016 Summer Library Program PSA Now Available

2017 Theme: Build a Better World/ Construction/ Architecture

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Website
Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Website

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.

By combining resources and working with a exclusive contracted vendor to produce materials designed  for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings.

The participating systems and states develop a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Participants have access to the same artwork, incentives and publicity, in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas.

CSLP began in 1987 when ten Minnesota regional library systems developed a summer library program for children, choosing a theme, creating artwork and selecting incentives that public libraries in the regions could purchase and use. State libraries and systems continue to join and CSLP continues to evolve, but its guiding principle remains the same, librarians sharing ideas, expertise and costs to produce a high-quality summer reading program for children.

  • Summer Library Program Themes

Current Theme and Resources

SLP Themes Past and Future

2016 Theme: Sports/Health/Fitness
Slogans:
Children–On your mark, Get Set, Read
Teen–Get in the game–Read
Adult–Exercise your mind–Read
2015 Children: Every Hero Has a Story   Teens: Unmask!   Adult: Escape the Ordinary
2014 Fizz, Boom, Read!
2013 Dig into Reading
2012 Dream Big Read!
2011 One World, Many Stories
2010 Make Waves @ Your Library

  • Wisconsin Summer Library Program

Research About Summer Reading