Washington State's Summer Reading Program

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.

Collaborative Summer Library Program

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All four of the summer reading program manuals (early literacy, youth, teen and adult) are available on a USB drive or via online download. If you are interested in receiving these materials for next summer but aren’t sure how, please contact the Youth Services Consultant. To find out more about this year’s theme, visit the Collaborative Summer Library Program website.

School/Non-Profit Catalog

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 Shop page for more information.

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).