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Call for Ideas for 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Heroes (Teen Manual)

Participants at the CSLP annual meeting in April brainstormed a list of possible program and event ideas. See list. Please add your own ideas, or expand on the ideas that are listed, and send to:'s picture

Call for Ideas for 2015 Summer Reading Theme: Heroes (Early Literacy Manual)

The Collaborative Summer Libraries Program (CSLP) would like you ideas for activities, crafts, programs, exploration stations, books, and music for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers for the slogan, "Every Hero Has a Story." Deadline is September 30, 2013.

The chapter headings are:'s picture

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

Slogan: “Escape the Ordinary”

Deadline: November 15,2013


Send to:

Patti Sinclair, editor


306 Virginia Terrace

Madison, WI  53726's picture

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.'s picture

May is Get Caught Reading Month

What have you been caught reading (or listening to) this month? Submit the titles you are reading in May to The Scoop  via this survey. We’ll include them in the June issue and enter your name in a drawing for a fun Summer Reading prize!'s picture

New Picture Book Award To Support Early Literacy

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy ( an advisory group to the Colorado State Library, announced the inaugural year of the CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards, a new children's literature award created to recognize picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.'s picture

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:'s picture

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.'s picture

Community Campaigns for Grade Level Reading

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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.