Summer Reading

Save the Date!

The Summer Reading Workshop will be held at NCLS on Wednesday, March 7, from 10am-3pm. More details coming soon!

Instructions for Accessing the CSLP Manual Online (PDF)

The online manual is now accessible on the CSLP website, and USB drives will be arriving at libraries soon. 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

NCLS Performers Database

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

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


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

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.)

Past Summer Reading Workshops

2016: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read

2017: Build a Better World

Youth Services: