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Summer Reading 2016  

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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CSLP-Collaborative Summer Library Program

Children's Theme:  On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! (Preparing children for success by developing early language skills.)

Teen Theme:  Get in the Game: Read! (Motivating teens to read and discuss literature.)

Adult Theme:  Exercise Your Mind: Read! (Encouraging adults to experience the joy of reading.)

Teen Video Challenge and Summer Reading 2016


The 2016 summer reading teen theme is Get in the Game:  Read

The winning WY Teen Video (click to play)


Creating a Teen Video Challenge video

GoWYLD Resources to support theme

For more information, check out the tutorial, Resources for Summer Reading 2016

  • Bookflix
  • Novelist
    Check out the Reader's Advisory Toolbox for resources and tools to help with themes.
    Find Recommended Read lists for sports and competition.
  • Literature Online (LION)
    Listen to Poets Onscreen or Shakespeare Audio Plays
  • Sirs Discoverer
    Go to Language Arts and check out Read-Aloud Plays and Read-Aloud Stories.
  • Kids K-8 GoWYLD Resources
    Databases for health, science and sports articles, books, activities. Check out Kids InfoBits and SIRS Discoverer.
  • Student Resources (GoWYLD) for Grades 8-12
    Databases for articles, biographies, audio, and images. Check out Student Resources In Context, Biography In Context and Britannica. Also ProQuest Learning: Literature for KnowledgeNotes Study Guides for literary texts (Ray Bradbury, Jane Austen, Orwell)
  • The Geography of Games (article National Geographic)
    You can find the National Geographic Virtual Library in

Summer Reading webinars

  • Resources for Summer Reading 2016  Icon
    In this webinar, we will explore some or our resources using the 2016 Summer Reading themes: On your mark, get!, the teen program, Get in the game: Read!, and the adult program, Exercise your mind. Read!
  • Summer Reading webinars--Upstart
    Sign up now! Upstart is excited to offer you the opportunity to spend an hour with two CSLP experts, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer and Cheryl Brown.
    As editors of the CSLP manuals, their insightful tips will help build excitement for the 2016 program and provide a great start as you begin your planning.
  • Avoid the Summer Slide with Britannica School
  • Bedtime Math and summer reading
    Diana Pecina from the CSLP partner, Bedtime Math talks about Summer of Numbers, Crazy Eights and Bedtime Math. She talks about why math is so important and shares free ways that libraries can incorporate a little math into their existing storytimes.

Summer Reading materials and ideas

  • Bedtime Math's Summer of Numbers
    To encourage families to add a little math to their summer reading, CSLP members can participate in Bedtime Math’s Summer of Numbers Program, where kids track their summer math using a fun constellation chart and star stickers. New this year, CSLP members can provide a special reading record with a Summer of Numbers constellation chart, making it easy to encourage both reading AND math.
  • Collaborative Summer Library Program on Pinterest

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