Washington State's Summer Reading Program
2013 Summer Reading Program
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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 DVD. The theme for 2013 is Underground with the slogans:
Please visit the relevant section for further details.
You will be pleased with an increased number of materials in Spanish within the manuals and on the website. There will also be a limited selection of books from Scholastic within the Upstart incentive offerings this year with the expectation that the selection will be expanded and improved for the 2013 program. The vendor committee was not pleased with the 2012 selection and feels strongly that if the Collaborative is to offer books as viable incentives the titles need to be quality. They will be working with Upstart to negotiate with Scholastic or another vendor for the 2013 program.
The Schools and Non-profit Catalog for the 2013 summer reading program allows schools and other community partners promote summer reading in your community. Partners may call, fax or mail their orders in to Highsmith/Upstart; they will not be able to place the order online. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Karen Day at the CSLP Office at (866) 657-8556 - toll free.
About the Washington State Summer Reading Program
State Librarian, Rand Simmons, 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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