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Youth Services

Summer Programming


The Summer reading and learning programs at public libraries encourages children, youth, and families to read and help children maintain reading skills. To support Summer programming, NSLAPR is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a grassroots consortium of states and member affiliates working together to choose a theme, create artwork, and provide high-quality summer reading programming materials for public libraries.

NSLAPR purchased CSLP manuals for libraries who opted in. 2023 CSLP Manuals are now available online.

CSLP Newsletter

Sign up for the monthly newsletter and read past issues.

Themes & Slogans

Each year, Collaborative Summer Library Program selects themes and slogans for future programs.

2023 Theme: Friendship and Kindness

  • Slogan: All Together Now
  • Artist: Frank Morrison

See past and future themes and slogans HERE

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

CSLP develops Public Service Announcements each year in audio and video. The PSAs are in English and Spanish and are closed-captioned. These may be downloaded or shared

The CSLP web site also has extensive additional materials for members, including signing videos, adult literacy materials, logos, PSAs, web banners, non-English slogans, etc. You can register for a member account at the web site.

Rules of Use/Copyright

The Summer Reading materials and artwork are designed for the exclusive use of CSLP and CSLP members. As such, there are copyright restrictions regarding the use of all CSLP art/graphics and the CSLP program manuals/DVDs. You can find a complete list of what member libraries MAY and MAY NOT do in the Collaborative Summer Library Program RULES OF USE.

CSLP Membership

State membership in CSLP allows public libraries in that state to use CSLP manuals and artwork within the Rules of Use. Membership also includes participation in an annual planning conference and committees. Most committee work is done via email. If you are interested in participating on a CSLP committee, such as those for the manuals, diversity, marketing and PR, etc., apply HERE.  

Summer reading projects are funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Statewide Youth Services grant, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records.

2021 NSLAPR Virtual Summer Reading Program Workshop

Click here for information on the  2021 SRP Virtual Workshop, January 13-14, 2021

CSLP Summer Symposium for 2023 All Together Now

Materials and recordings from CSLP's December 2022 Summer Symposium: 

Summer Learning Resources

Other Summer Reading Materials and Resources

Resources about the Impact of Summer Reading/Learning 

Beyond Summer Programming

Programming To Infinity and Beyond

Ever find yourself in need of a ready-made programming solution? Maybe you're planning an event series that would be enhanced by a coordinated theme? Or, perhaps you have a new staff member who would benefit from a treasure trove of ideas and a bank of planning guides? Or possibly... you just need additional inspiration? Whatever the case, remember that through your affiliation with the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records—a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) member library—you can use the CSLP program manuals beyond summer.

In fact, CSLP encourages libraries to retain materials for future use. This includes incorporating past programming materials into winter reading programs, everyday storytimes, and library events. For more information, visit the Rules of Use page on the CSLP website.