Blog posts in Summer Reading

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Call for Ideas for 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Heroes (Children's Manual)

The Collaborative Summer Library Programs (CSLP) is looking forward to having a heroic summer in 2015 but they need your help. Please send all of your super ideas to Children's Manual editor Amanda Struckmeyer (see contact info). They should be intended for Grades K-4 and families. Any tips on making them inclusive are welcome also.

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Summer Reading PSAs available now

The "Dig Into Reading" Public Service Announcement (PSA) is now available on the CSLP website. Here are some important points about the PSA, from CSLP PR and Marketing Chair Charlotte Johnston:

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Press Release: CSLP Teen Video Contest Winners Announced

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) announced the winners of the 2013 Teen Video Challenge.  The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.  Winning videos were selected at the state level to be recognized as an official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winner for 2013.

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Important message regarding backpacks for Bright Futures School Visits

In recent years the Commission has provided branded materials for libraries that sign up for the Bright Futures School Visits program. These materials are distributed during visits at elementary schools in order to increase student participation in the libraries' summer reading programs.

PLA Public Library Summer Reading Survey

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With the assistance of a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and an advisory board made up of representatives from seven organizations, the Public Library Association (PLA) is researching current summer reading programs and creating a searchable national map of summer reading programs for both patrons and library staff to use.

Apply Now for Bright Futures Summer Reading Opportunities

The Commission is now accepting applications for Bright Futures Summer Outreach Programs. These opportunities are designed to reach more children with summer reading programs, especially those considered “underserved.” Each program is designed to achieve specific outcomes and participating libraries must report results in the ICfL annual summer reading programs report.

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Schools can now order CSLP materials from Upstart

The CSLP is proud to announce a new partnership opportunity!  In response to members' feedback that there is a need to allow school and non-profit partners the opportunity to purchase materials to help promote the library's summer reading program, a limited selection will now be available for orders.  Attached please find the 2013 School/Non-profit Partner catalog.  Partners may call, fax or mail their orders in to Highsmith/Upstart; they will not be able to place the order online.

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Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Adult Manual

Adult Program Manual 2014: Literary Elements (Science theme)

Please send ideas on any of the topics below to Patti Sinclair at trishsinclair@sbcglobal.net no
later than November 15, 2012.

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Summer Reading Program Manual for 2014: Call for Ideas for Teen Manual

2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program: Teen Manual

Call for Ideas by November 1, 2012

Science is the broad theme chosen for 2014.

“Spark a Reaction” is the teen slogan.