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Children's Services: Summer Reading

Collaborative Summer Library Program 2019 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.

2019 Theme: A Universe of Stories!


Early Literacy and Children's Theme Art by Leeza Hernandez

Teen Theme Art by Antonio Caparo

Adult Theme Art by Larry Jones

Shhhhhh...secret code

2468 Reading books is really great!



The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement to provide the READsquared Reading Program solution at no cost to all public libraries.


Why READsquared?

One size does not fit all! While READsquared provides easy to use pre-package themed-base programs (CSLP and others), each library can customize their site, programs, patron engagement features, content, and activities that uniquely appeal to your community & learners of all ages.


  • Digital Badges, Prizes, Certificates
  • Individual, Family, and Group Accounts
  • Simple, Engaging Mobile Interface
  • Fully Customizable and Branded for your Library
  • Popular Themed, Seasonal, and 1000 Books Programs
  • Library and Community Activities
  • Hundreds of Learning Games for all Ages
  • Curated Reading Lists by Age
  • Readers Advisory
  • Moderated, Searchable Book Reviews
  • Integrated with your ILS and Catalog
  • Seamless Paper Registration and Logging
  • Un-paralleled Reporting and Outcome Measurements
  • Role-based Security and Permissions
  • Conversion of patron data from other Vendors
  • Unlimited Functional Support and Training


Register for READsquared TODAY!


Learn how easy it is to customize READsquared to meet your needs and target your unique community!  Recognize community sponsors through prominent logos and links. Oh yes, and unlimited functional support and training is included with your State’s subscription!

What "The Research" says

Summer Reading: Goals and Best Practice


This project is funded by the State of Connecticut and the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

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