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The Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records is partnering with the Northern Nevada Literacy Council (NNLC) to offer two workshops in northern and southern Nevada. The workshops will introduce librarians, library staff, and community partners to the Family Reading Program (FRP). The FRP is an early literacy program whose goal is to double the number of children in Nevada who are proficient in reading by the third grade. By reading and having books in the home, it will help children and their parents to improve literacy and model good family literacy behaviors. NSLAPR and NNLC are seeking libraries and community partners to pilot the FRP. The pilot libraries will work with Nevada families to build strong literacy-related habits proven to improve the literacy rates of children. Other libraries and community partners will then emulate the pilot library's successes leading to a statewide literacy program that will be available to all Nevada children. 

The Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records (NSLAPR) is inviting all children's librarians, library staff, and partners who help lead family learning programs to take part in our SuperCharged Storytimes Learning Circle. The SuperCharged Storytimes is six one-hour modules that participants can view at any time on WebJunction. The modules provide research-based practices to add to your story times to boost early literacy in young children. The Learning Circle is a facilitator led, peer-to-peer discussion group that shares ideas with other Nevada librarians to get the most out of each SuperCharged Storytimes module. The Learning Circle will meet either online using Zoom or through conference calls. 

To register, please complete this form and indicate the best time of day for you to join the Learning Circle:

WebJuction SuperCharged Storytimes

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The Summer Learning program at public libraries encourages children, youth and families to read and helps children maintain reading skills. To support Summer Learning, NSLAPR is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).

Check out the 2019 summer learning resources at and register to gain access to a number of giveaways such as NASA tactile books, Scholastic books (including the Luciana Vega series), and even some Orion telescopes.  Public libraries can officially register to participate in STAR Net’s Summer of Space campaign in collaboration with CSLP’s A Universe of Stories summer learning program.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) with its NASA@ My Library program, and NASA have created a virtual launch pad filled with many STEM resources, activities, and training opportunities that libraries can utilize to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This summer learning program will coincide with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. 

Also check out and use the Summer of Space Social Media Toolkit

Artwork - 2019's A Universe of Stories is available for download to all public libraries in Nevada at

CSLP Manuals are now available online. Public libraries: go to to login and access your copy now.

"A Universe of StoriesSummer Reading 2019: Cosmic Books for All Ages booklist is now available. Feel free to download, print, and share with your patrons.

CSLP's Organizational Coordinator, Luke Kralik, offers public library staff engaging CSLP Tutorials on various topics, such as downloading the artwork as a zip file!

NASA Stem Workshop presentation slides:

Themes & Slogans

Each year, Collaborative Summer Library Program selects themes and slogans for future programs. Here are the current themes and slogans:

2019 Theme: Space
All ages slogan: A Universe of Stories
Artist for youth materials is illustrator Leeza Hernandez

2020 Theme: fairy tales/mythology/fantasy
Slogan: Imagine Your Story
Artist for youth materials is LeUyen Pham.
CSLP has partnered with the National Storytelling Network to identify qualified, experienced storytellers who can deliver high quality professional development for library staff -

2021 Theme: Animals
Slogan: Tails and Tales
​Artist: Salina Yoon

2022 Theme: World-Social Justice-Unity-Kindness-Inclusion-Change-Diversity-Equity-Make a difference-Embrace different cultures
Slogan: All Together Now
Artist: Sophie Blackall 

Upstart Incentives

Upstart is the commercial vendor selected to produce materials designed exclusively for CSLP members. Public libraries in participating states can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings. You may order in the fall for spring billing and delivery.

Schools and non-profits promoting Summer Learning may now order Summer Learning incentives from a catalog specifically for them. This partner catalog is included in the manuals mailing.

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 from the CSLP site. You must be logged in as member to download the PSAs from the Proprietary Downloads section of the site.

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. NSLAPR sends two people to the CSLP conference each year. 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., again, please contact Library Development.

2019 CSLP Annual Meeting will be held the Fall of 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states and member affiliates working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for public libraries.  

If you have any questions about the Summer Learning program or NSLAPR's membership in CSLP, please contact Bruce Douglass,,  775-684-3374 or Norma Fowler,, 775-684-3407.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Summer Learning Resources

Other Summer Reading Materials and Resources

Resources about the Impact of Summer Reading/Learning 

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