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Summer Reading 2017  

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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CSLP-Collaborative Summer Library Program

Build a Better World/Construye un Mundo Mejor

Children's: Preparing children for success by developing early language skills

Teens: Motivating teens to read and discuss literature

Adults: Encouraging adults to experience the joy of reading

GoWYLD Resources to support theme

Consider themes such as:

Building, architecture, construction.  For teens and adults, consider other ideas of building a better world: making a difference, leadership, diversity and other cultures, the planet.

  • Kids K-8 GoWYLD Resources
    Databases for science, technology and discovery articles, books, activities. Check out SIRS Discoverer and Explora.
  • Student Resources (GoWYLD) for Grades 8-12
    Databases for articles, biographies, audio, and images. Check out Student Resources In Context and Britannica. Also ProQuest Learning: Literature for Knowledge Notes Study Guides for literary texts (Sherman Alexie, Cristina Garcia)
  • Britannica Library
    Search for Bridge in Children's or check out the Media Browse/Images Video for Science and Math or Technology.
  • CultureGrams
    Build a Better World by studying other countries and cultures.
    Also check out the recipes for your country study or book clubs!
  • Kid InfoBits
    Browse Technology and then select Materials
  • National Geographic Virtual Library
    Explore topics such as Science and Technology, Environment, People and Cultures.
  • Novelist
    Check out the Reader's Advisory for Book Discussion Guides. Use Recommended Reads to find books for Teens
  • Bookflix
    Fiction and non-fiction pairs.
    Try titles such as:
    Roberto: Insect Architect
    Miss Rumphius
    Johnny Appleseed

Teen Video Challenge and Summer Reading

Wyoming opted to not participate in the Teen Video Challenge for 2017.

The winning WY Teen Video 2016 (click to play)

 The winning 2017 teen videosCheck them out, use them to promote summer reading.  These kids did great work!


Summer Reading webinars

  • GoWYLD and Summer Reading 2017  Icon
    The theme this year is Building a better world. We will explore resources using the theme, but translating it in different ways. Architecture, Community, Leadership, Culture.
  • 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

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