Summer Reading


3/5 Workshop Resources


Intro slides

Howdy Partner! Collaborating with Community Orgnanizations to Strengthen your Summer Programming

Marketing Strategies for SRP - Katie Male-Riordan, presenter

NCLS Tools (Old and New)

398.2 and Beyond - Rebecca Donnelly, presenter

Crafty Time - Paulette Roes and Melissa Carroll, presenters


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

NAEP Reading Snapshot: 2017 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.

Summer Reading @ New York Libraries

The official New York State Library website.

READsquared Information Sheet

READsquared FAQs for Public Library Staff

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 haven't received your USB drive, contact NCLS.

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

Past Summer Reading Workshops

2019: A Universe of Stories

Summer Reading Bingo

Community Partnerships

Online Resources to Know

STEAM Programming with Hope Decker: Toilet Paper Solar System, Cube Crafts, Sensory Play Recipes

2018: Libraries Rock!

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

Sneaking STEAM into Small Spaces - Seeing Sound; Sound Sandwich; Starburst Rocks; Stereo Hanger; STEM Challenge Cards; Program Links

2017: Build a Better World

2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read

Youth Services: