Summer Reading

Summer Reading Workshop

The Summer Reading Workshop was held at NCLS on Wednesday, March 7. Here are the class materials:

Why Summer Reading?

Summer Reading (Meghan Davison, Jefferson-Lewis BOCES School Library System)

But I Can't Sing! Program Ideas that Require Zero Musical Talent

Building a Teen Program | PDF (Katie Male-Riordan)

Three Tools for Online Registration: Beanstack, Wandoo, and Google Forms

Sneaking STEAM into Small Spaces - Seeing Sound; Sound Sandwich; Starburst Rocks; Stereo Hanger; STEM Challenge Cards; Program Links - (Hope Decker, Pioneer Library System)

Local Performers Database


The Importance of Summer Reading: Summary of research produced by the New York State Library, with an annotated bibliography.

NAEP Reading Snapshot: 2015 data on reading proficiency for 4th grade students in New York State from the National Assessment on Educational Progess.

Why Summer Reading is Important: Articles compiled by the Association for Library Service to Children.

Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment: White paper from the Urban Libraries Council on summer learning and assessing its impact on your community. (Don't have that kind of time? Read the executive summary.)

Summer Reading @ New York Libraries

Downloadable Materials: Including flyers and brochures in multiple languages.

Explore New York Reading Lists

NCLS Performers Database

A collection of regional library performers/presenters, compiled by library staff. Add your own reviews!

Instructions for Accessing the CSLP Manual Online (PDF)

The online manual is now accessible on the CSLP website, and libraries should have received their USB drives in the NCLS delivery. If you've got your heart set on having the actual binder in front of you, there is one print copy of the 2018 manual that is barcoded and can be checked out. Just search "CSLP" or "Libraries Rock" in Workflows and place your hold!

CSLP Rules of Use

Information about the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)


CSLP Manual Video Tutorials

Using the new Searchable Online Manual

Creating a login for the Online Manual

CSLP Rules for Using Artwork

Program Ideas

CSLP on Pinterest

Music and Movement at the Library (ALSC blog)

Music in the Library (Public Libraries Online)

Read to the Rhythm on Pinterest

Past Summer Reading Workshops

2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read

2017: Build a Better World

Youth Services: