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Summer Reading Program: 2021 Tails and Tales

Contains information and links for the current Collborative Summer Library theme, new and ideas.

Tales & Tales in 2021

Links to the sections in the LibGuide

Supplemental Materials


Supplemental Materials

Supplemental Materials Booklet

Download the Supplemental Materials Booklet here.


READsquared flyer

Download the flyer


Presidential Pets

Did you know President John Quincy Adams had an alligator as a pet?  There are all sorts of interesting pets that have called the White House home over the years. Learn more about them and some resources available through Federal documents:

Also visit the Presidential Pet Museum online:


Social Media

Promotional Items

Download these items to promote your library's READsquared service:

Sit. Stay. Read image link



Check it Meow-it image link


Instructional video for patrons to use READsquared

Youth Services Consultant

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Lisa Hechesky
1900 Kanawha Blvd, East
Building 9, Culture Center
Charleston, WV 25303

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

Upcoming Themes

2021: Tails and Tales. Theme: Animals. Artist: Salina Yoon

2022: All Together Now. Theme: Making a Difference. Artist: Sophie Blackall

2023: Slogan TBA. Theme: Oceanography. Artist: Frank Morrison

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West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha Blvd East | Culture Center, Bldg. 9 | Charleston, WV 25305
In-State Toll Free : (800) 642-9021 | (304) 558-2041