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Summer Reading Resources
CSLP suggested timeline for summer reading planning
ICFL events and deadlines are marked as
2013 Summer Library Program Manuals arrive. As you read through the manual, jot down ideas for stories, games, crafts, or programs that come to mind. Are there new books that complement the ideas presented here? Plan a brainstorming session with area librarians. You have lots of time!
January - February 2013
If your budget allows, this is the time to contact potential performers.
Planning to participate in School Partnerships? Now is the time to contact your school principals and school librarians!
February and March 2013
Call schools to schedule visits in April and May.
Visit schools; mail Summer Library Program promotional literature.
Good luck with your summer programs. Have fun!
Give yourself a pat on the back! Send thank-you notes to Summer Library Program sponsors and thank all library staff and volunteers who helped out this summer. Send press releases to local media regarding Summer Library Program participation.
Your Collaborative Summer Library Programs (CSLP) Summer Reading Manual is packed full of great summer programs material! Here are a few resources in your manual that will help you start planning for summer reading now:
- Chapter 1:
- Letter to local businesses
- Call for volunteers
- Program planning form
- Planning calendars
More Planning Tools
Summer Reading Planning: Tips for Librarians. This is a great planning tool created by Enid Costley for the Library of Virginia using funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Research, Presentations, School Resources, Public Awareness
- Summer Learning Loss Handout
- Brief Overview of 2013 SRP (ILA Annual Conference 2012)
- PowerPoint Presentation for Parents, Educators, Community (coming soon)
- PowerPoint Presentation for School Partnerships(coming soon)
- Examples of how public libraries and schools have collaborated to promote summer reading
- How school libraries can support Summer Reading 2013
- Summary of Summer Reading Research
- SRP Press Release: See samples in the 2013 CSLP program manual: Children's, page 47; Teens, page 12. These are also on your DVD under each program's "PDFs Forms Handouts" folder.
Game Board for Preschoolers
Some ideas for use:
- Split up the activities into groups of 5, have parents bring gameboard in after each five to get a prize or enter a drawing.
- Ask parents to complete a certain number of activities, then bring in to library for prize or enter a drawing.
- Daycare staff can complete activities with their classes, then receive prizes or books from the library (on-site or outreach).
Web Banners and Skins
Web Banners from the CSLP are available on the CSLP website www.cslpreads.org. Members must login (see above), then click on the "Downloads" tab. All downloadable material is listed on the left. See "web banners."
Programming Ideas and Book Lists
Updated regularly- check back often! Last updated 10-1-2012.
- 2013 Children's Summer Reading Theme Illustrator, Scott Nash
- 2013 Teen Summer Reading Theme Illustrator, Duncan Long
- Free online resources: Upstart/Highsmith and TeachingBooks.net are partnering with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to offer online access to materials that support the “Dig Into Reading" and “Beneath the Surface” slogans and manuals. The collections will include author interviews in video, audio, and written formats; audio booktalks with authors, illustrators, and narrators; book discussion and activity guides; audio recordings of authors pronouncing and telling stories about their names, and links to author and illustrator websites. See flyer. To use the TeachingBooks resources, go to the following pages:
Children’s CSLP resources: http://TeachingBooks.net/CSLP
Early Literacy CSLP
- Summer Reading Program Ideas, compiled from participants at the Annual Read to Me Meeting, February 2013
Disclaimer: Though we are happy to pass along resources that may help you plan and implement your summer reading program, the ICfL does not endorse any “for profit” resource
Announcements from CSLP
Shipping: For the last three years CSLP was able to offer free shipping to all members. At this time CSLP will be phasing out the free shipping to members. Beginning with the 2013 program CSLP will be paying halfof libraries’ shipping charges. The library’s portion of the charges will be 5.5% of the order total, with a $6 minimum and a $25 maximum. For larger orders requiring a truck shipment, there will be an additional $50 charge for inside delivery.