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Colorado Statewide Summer Reading Program

The overall theme and slogan for Summer Reading 2017 is Build a Better World!

Announcements

  • Please submit your 2016 Summer Program Report by August 31; thank you! 
    • 2016 Statewide Summer Reading Report Required for all Colorado public libraries, whether they used the statewide summer reading theme or created their own. Please submit one report per library jurisdiction, not one per branch or one per age group. Once we have received your jurisdiction's report, you will be automatically registered to receive materials for the 2017 Summer Program!

    • 2016 Summer Learning and Fun Program in a Box Evaluation Required only for recipients of 2016 Summer Learning and Fun Program in a Box kits

  • Interested in an online reading program system? The State Library is sponsoring a limited number of Colorado public libraries to use of ReadingRecord for free or a discounted rate. Find out more here.
  • Read about the benefits to kids of reading over the summer, best practices for summer reading programs, and research needs in CSLP's (Collaborative Summer Library Program) Summer Reading White Paper.
  • CSLP has great allies! Visit the the CSLP Allies webpage to learn more about the allies and how your library can benefit!
  • Thinking ahead?
    • The theme for 2018 is Music, All-ages slogan: Libraries Rock!
    • The theme for 2019 is Space, slogan TBA
  • Be sure to join the Colorado youth services email list (CYS-Lib) to keep informed about when manuals and basic kits are being sent out, how to apply for mini-grants and register for Fall Youth Services workshops, and other helpful information.

About Summer Reading

Colorado is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).

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 commercial vendor to produce materials designed exclusively 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.

Especially for Educators

Especially for Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers

Summer Reading Parent Tips (PDF): Simple activities for your family this summer to help keep your kids and teens reading--and having fun while doing so!

 

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