Idaho is a member state of the Collaborative Summer Library Program. All publicly-funded public libraries in Idaho have been included in our membership charter. If you are a community or volunteer library, tribal library, military base library, school library, or a Vista Volunteer, please contact Jennifer Redford for additional information.

The CSLP website contains many resources for members. You need to register for a free account in order to access these resources. Go to and follow the directions for setting up a username. Once your membership status has been approved you will be notified, and you can then download additional resources, order promotional materials online, and access the online manual.

The ICfL sends CSLP program manuals to member libraries in November of each year. Volunteer libraries, community libraries, and tribal libraries can contact Jennifer Redford for more information. If you did not receive your program manual in November, please contact Jennifer Redford.

The 2024 slogan, which relates to the theme of “adventure” was chosen by the CSLP state representatives, from ideas submitted by library staff nationwide:

Illustration of children in a hot air balloon with text Adventure begins at your library

See resources and proprietary downloads at You will need to log in with your library username and password (or create a new one).

See also ICfL Summer Reading Resources

All questions or comments regarding CSLP Membership, Rules of Use, Manuals, or Product/Ordering Information, should be directed to your State Representative: Jennifer Redford, Idaho Commission for Libraries

CSLP Manual

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:

Guide to Getting Started

  • Planning Programs for Different Age Groups
  • Summer Food
  • Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Preparation
  • Promotion and Outreach
  • Volunteers
  • Data Collection and Evaluation

Planning Calendars 

Social Media Toolkit 

CSLP has additional resources available for members to download at You will need to login to/set up your free user account in order to access these materials.

CSLP Incentive Catalogs

Every Idaho library was provided two incentive catalogs for the current program year. If you want additional catalogs sent to you please contact

Current and Future CSLP Programs

2024 Summer Library Slogan: Adventure Begins at Your Library – La aventura comienza en tu biblioteca

2025 Summer Library Slogan: Color Our World – Colorea nuestro mundo

  • The theme for all programs is: Art
  • Artist: TBD

2026 Summer Library Slogan: Unearth a Story – Spanish translation on the way!

  • The theme for all programs is: Dinosaurs
  • Artist: TBD

2027 Summer Library Slogan: TBD

    • The theme for all programs is: Mystery / Detective / Suspense
    • Artist: TBD

Other CSLP Programming Ideas and Resources

Questions about CSLP? Contact Jennifer Redford.

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4147
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