Washington State's Summer Reading Program
Grant opportunity available
The Washington State Library is selecting a youth services staff person to represent the state at the Collaborative Summer Library Program annual meeting. This professional development opportunity is for a public library staff member whose duties include serving youth at least 50% of the time. More information can be found on our Grants page.
Interested in participating in the 2016 Teen Video Challenge?
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2016 Summer Reading Program
All four of the summer reading programs; early literacy, youth, teen and adult, are available in print format in the manual and on an accompanying CD/DVD. The theme for this year's Summer Reading is Sports with the slogans:
The Schools and Non-profit Catalog for the Summer Reading Program allows schools and other community partners promote summer reading in your community. Visit the CSLP Ordering page for more information.
About the Washington State Summer Reading Program
The Washington State Library encourages participation in your local public library summer reading program. Research has shown that children who continue to read over the summer maintain their reading skills and that summer involvement with reading leads to better academic skills when children return to school in the fall. Make reading and learning a regular part of summer by joining others in the community for lots of good reads and special programs at your local public library. Check your local library for program offerings—including early learning, adult and family programs.
Washington State's membership in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and distribution of manuals for all public and tribal libraries is paid for by the Washington State Library with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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