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CSLP Collaborative Summer Library Program
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. By combining resources and working with a exclusive contracted vendor to produce materials designed for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings. The participating systems and states develop a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Participants have access to the same artwork, incentives and publicity, in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas. CSLP began in 1987 when ten Minnesota regional library systems developed a summer library program for children, choosing a theme, creating artwork and selecting incentives that public libraries in the regions could purchase and use. State libraries and systems continue to join and CSLP continues to evolve, but its guiding principle remains the same, librarians sharing ideas, expertise and costs to produce a high-quality summer reading program for children
Science websites for Kids
Children and Early Literacy: "Every Hero Has a Story"
Adult: "Escape the Ordinary"
2016 General Theme:
Join the WV Youth Services Listserv
Listserv for WV Librarians to share information and ask questions about all aspects of Youth Services. Administered by Suzy McGinley, Youth Services Consultant, WV Library Commission.
CSLP Highsmith online ordering
Also located on the Collaboarative Summer Library Program site under "Shop Now", this links to the official theme graphic materials as well as other theme incentives.
"Established in 1880, Kipp Toys is the nation’s most experienced direct merchant of value-priced toys, novelties and party supplies. With a design team focused solely on product development, we are constantly releasing the hottest new products in the industry."
Oriental Trading Company
"We are the nation's largest direct merchant of value–priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of school supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. OTC has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Internet Retailers and one of the Top 50 Catalog Companies"
Rhode Island Novelty
"Rhode Island Novelty® (RINCO) is the nation’s leading importer and wholesale distributor of novelty toys. Located in the Northeast and based in Fall River, Massachusetts, RINCO has become one of the largest suppliers of novelty toys, giftware, stationery, and a number of other products."
A division of Staples, SmileMakers has a large selection of stickers.
U. S. Toy
"Providing affordable, safe, and fun novelty toys, carnival prizes, and party supplies has been a goal of our company since inception ... in1953"
West Virginia Library Commission
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