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Children's Services: Summer Reading

Teen Video Challenge Information

See all the Video Contest winners here!

Congratulations to teens from the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford!
See Connecticut's winner here.

GSRC Logo 2016

CSLP Banners for Wandoo Reader

Collaborative Summer Library Program 2016 and Beyond!

The State Library membership in CLSP entitles any public library in the state to use CSLP products. Just go to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and create a free account to access  resources and purchase materials.

2017 Theme: Build a Better World

Early Literacy

Children's Program:

Teen Program:

Adult Program:

2017 CSLP Artists

Early Literacy Program
David Macaulay

Children's Program 
David Macaulay

Teen Program
Upstart graphics

Adult Program 

2018 Theme: Music

Slogan for Early Lit, Children's, Teen and Adult Programs is the same:
Libraries Rock!

2017 Theme: Space

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing the CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.

2016 CT Summer Reading Lists (Coming by March 15th!)

Evanced Summer Reader

The CT State Library continues its contract with Evanced through the summer of 2018. This means Summer Reader or Wandoo Reader available to all public libraries free of charge for the summer of 2017. If you used Summer Reader in 2016 your account is still active and your login information is the same. If you are new to online summer reading programs, we recommend you begin with Wandoo Reader, which will also be available to you in 2018.

There are extensive, step by step training videos on setting up and using Summer Reader here:
Note that there are both staff and admin video training pages. 

Articles and FAQ's can be found here:

Evanced Wandoo Reader

Wandoo Reader is Summer Reader 2.0!  One of the most noticeable features of Wandoo is the built-in game component. But there are many other differences.

You can take a video guided tour of Wandoo.

The Wandoo Reader demo site is here:

You can create a Wandoo Reader Trial account (good through March 31 2017) here:

What "The Research" says

Wandoo Reader Training

Wandoo Reader Boot Camp
There are no training sessions available at this time. Please contact Linda Williams at if you would like to attend a training session on Wandoo Reader.

Summer Reader Training

Summer Reader will no longer be available after 2017. If you have already used Summer Reader in the past, you will be able to continue to use it for 2017. If you are new to online summer reading, please start with Wandoo Reader.

James Kim: Tapping into the Public Library

Summer Reading: Goals and Best Practice

Offering Library Reading Programs: 10 Tips for Librarians

Summer Learning Loss

Shhhhhh...secret code

2468 Reading books is really great!


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