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CSLP Summer Reading Manual: Corrections and suggestions

CSLP apologizes for the following:
An out-of-date map was used for the continent of Africa, and several countries either changed their name or are misspelled. Youth Services Librarian David Cubie (OH) found the following errors on the map of Africa in Chapter 6:

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Idaho Teen Wins Video Challenge

Lorry Hernández, a Garden City Public Library teen, demonstrated how much she values her library with her “You Are Here” video promoting the 2011 Summer Reading program to other teens. Hernández’s video was selected at the state level to be Idaho’s official “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge winner for 2011.

Hot off the press! Read to Me’s New Summer Reading Gameboard for Preschoolers

ICfL offers a great new tool for libraries wanting to include preschoolers in summer reading programs. This downloadable gameboard features 20 early literacy activities that parents and caregivers can do with their children at home. The gameboard is versatile and is designed to fit your library’s needs.

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Summer Reading 2009 Materials

Each year, the Collaborative Summer Library Program provides us with materials to use in our Summer Reading programs. As a participant in this program, we have access to these items for a predefined time period and that time has passed for 2009.

Summer Brain Drain?

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We are Teachers provides great resources for both public and school librarians. Here are their recommendations that can give you ideas to help parents prevent summer brain drain!

Partnership ideas & more:

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Idaho Kids Get Free Books

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the receipt yesterday of a $15,000 grant from the Fred Meyer Fund for the “Books for Summer Readers” project. One hundred eighteen Idaho public libraries applied by the May deadline to receive free paperback books to distribute to their summer readers. Approximately 6,200 children will receive books.

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United We Serve (originally Summer of Service) opportunity for libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) is working with the White House, in partnership with the Corporation for National & Community Service, to get libraries involved in a national volunteer initiative that will run from June 22 to September 11, 2009.

Get The Scoop!

The new issue of ICFL's free youth services e-newsletter is on-line now. In this issue: Summer reading news and resources, funding opportunities, award-winning books, current and upcoming events, and more!
The Scoop, May 8, 2009

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    Vote for Idaho’s Recommendations for the 2011 and 2012 Summer Reading Themes

    Idaho librarians have the opportunity to make their voices heard by voting for Idaho’s suggestions for upcoming summer reading themes. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has asked each member state to send their top five suggestions for the 2011 kids theme and 2011 teen theme using the topic World Culture/Travel.