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Summer With the Library

Learn about the various resources and supports for libraries and they plan for summer.

2024 Summer Reading Canva Templates

2024 Summer Reading Canva Templates

Canva is a free web-based graphic design tool. We've created templates with the theme graphics provided by iREAD. To use the templates, you must first create a free account at Canva is easy to learn, but if you want to familiarize yourself with the basics or improve your skills, check out Canva Design School. The Getting Started with Canva tutorial is a good “Canva 101” resource.

Clicking on the images below will create a copy of each design in your account. All of the text on the templates can be edited to suit your library's needs, and your library's information and logo can also be added to the designs. To print, download the files as Print PDFs. If you decide to have them professionally printed, printers should be able to use the files in that format. You can also print them in-house from Print PDFs.

Summer Program Templates

Reading Log Bookmarks

Four bookmark designs for patrons to track reading by coloring in circles on the back.

Summer Reading Bookmark

Reading Challenge

Challenge your youth patrons to cross off all the spaces by reading or completing an activity. There are two game boards: one for children (birth - grade 5) and one for teens (grades 6 - 12).

BINGO Boards

Three different BINGO game boards with activities tailored to different age groups: babies-preschoolers, elementary schoolers, and teens.

Summer Reading Bingo Board

Drawing Slips

Print out and cut along the guide lines to use these slips to help facilitate library prize drawings.

Game Board

Young patrons follow the path by crossing off a circle for each book read until they reach the finish line.

Summer Reading Game Board


Promote your summer reading events all month long with this customizable calendar. Choose from two monthly designs and use the optional back page to include more information like program descriptions, registration instructions and more.

Summer Reading Calendar


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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