Summer Reading Resources

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Summer Reading Resources2018-11-19T15:42:00+00:00

Your Collaborative Summer Library Programs (CSLP) Summer Reading Manualis 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

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

Request additional Upstart catalogs for public libraries or schools/community partners.

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

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.

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.”

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)

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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

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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

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Staci Shaw

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CSLP suggested timeline for Summer Reading planning