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2018 Summer Reading Programs: Libraries Rock!


​Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is here to help libraries plan for their 2018 Summer Reading activities. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.

The benefits of summer reading programming for children:

  • Children are motivated to read.Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively. 

Putting together a cohesive summer reading program for elementary aged children does not need to be complicated. The CSLP manual provides everything you need to create a fun and successful program, including excellent program ideas, book and music lists, crafts, Internet resources, and much more.

The 2018 CSLP Libraries Rock! Program on-line manual is ready to download...and here's how to do it.

If you have any problems with your logins or have other questions, please contact the CSLP offices at 1-866-657-8556 or 1-833-225-8661 and ask for Luke or Karen.  Or, you may email Karen at

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