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 (customizable)

Social Media Toolkit (link to Google Drive)

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. More info…

Re-imagining Summer Reading: Planning for programs during the pandemic (hosted by ICfL April 2020)


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

Research, Presentations, School Resources, Public Awareness, Webinars

This new early literacy activity game board can be used for summer reading or all year. The design is generic so that you can determine how best to use it – you decide the prize levels and prizes, etc. Two versions are available: Use ‘as is’ for activities that promote the Six Early Literacy skills, or customize the board with your own activities.  This tool is designed to fold in half, presenting your library’s information and instructions for parents on the front, the activities on the inside, and early literacy information on the back.

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).

Download Gameboard

PDF File

MS Publisher 2007

MS Publisher 98

NOTE: MS Publisher files allow you to modify the gameboard to a greater extent. If you have MS Publisher, you may be encouraged to download the Publisher file and have the ability to tailor the game to your needs. The PDF version only allows you to modify the library name and instructions for the gameboard.

Evaluation: Why and How-To

Sample SRP End-of-Program Survey (customizable)

SRP Data Tracking Sheet (customizable): This can be used to track the data requested on the annual summer reading report, which is due September 15.

Template to compile an End-of-Program Brief (Oregon State Library, with permissions)

Disclaimer: Though we are happy to pass along resources that may help Idaho libraries plan and implement summer reading programs, the ICfL does not endorse any “for profit” resource. If you are a presenter, performer, or vendor you can contact Idaho libraries directly by using our “Library Locator.”



How to put CSLP artwork on a cake

2021 Tutorials from CSLP

Current and Future Programs

2021 Summer Library Slogan: Tails and Tales

  • The theme for all programs: Animals and Stories
  • Artist: Salina Yoon

2022 Summer Library Slogan: Oceans of Possibility

2023 Summer Library Slogan: All Together Now

  • The theme for all programs: Friendship & Kindness
  • Artist: Frank Morrison

2024 Summer Library Slogan: TBD

Bright Futures Outreach Opportunities
Staci Shaw

Staci Shaw

Youth Services Consultant
Email / 208-639-4178
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Suggested timeline for Summer Reading planning: