Every year the Utah State Library provides summer reading program training to youth services librarians throughout Utah. Participants learn the theme for the new year and receive the new manual and materials to plan for their summer reading programs. The 2014 Summer Reading Trainings were held in November 2013.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. The Utah State Library has been a member of CSLP since 1997.
By combining resources and working with a exclusive contracted vendor to produce materials designed for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings.
The participating systems and states develop a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Participants have access to the same artwork, incentives and publicity, in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas.
For more information or assistance contact:Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
(801) 715-6742 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)