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Summer Reading Program: 2020 Themed Resources

Imagine Your Story

Materials and Resources from Summer Reading Program: Planning for "Imagine Your Story"

Materials and resources discussed at the Summer Reading Program: Planning for "Imagine Your Story" workshop held on February 25 and February 27, 2020. Also see the Local Resources box for additional programming ideas discussed.

Resources from CSLP Member States

Diversity and Inclusion

Health Programming from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

For a second year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading. Look for the NNLM content in the 2020 CSLP manual or visit the links below.

Storytelling Resources from the National Storytelling Network

The National Storytelling Network has partnered with CSLP to develop the  "What Would a Storyteller Do?" resources. These recources provide guidance from three to five storytellers on how to develop a storytelling experience around 6 different themes. The "What Would a Storyteller Do?" resources can be found on the online manual by searching "National Storytelling Network."

CSLP Manuals

Each year CSLP produces manuals for planning, implementing, and evaluating a quality summer reading program aligned with a specific theme and slogan. Manuals include a multitude of resources for Early Literacy, Youth, Teen, and Adult programs. OLIS purchases and distributes the USB format of the manual to public libraries each November. Manuals include the slogans and artwork for print and digital promotion of the Summer Reading Program.

Access to the online manual is also available at Please contact Danielle Margarida at for the online manual code and see the instructions below for information on accessing the online manual.

Local Resources

Book Lists

Early Literacy