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2020 Summer Reading Theme

2020 Summer Library Slogan:  Imagine Your Story

  • The theme for all programs:  Fairy Tales/Mythology/Fantasy
  • Artist:  LeUyen Pham

GSRC Logo 2019

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

2020 Social Media Toolkit

Thanks to the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Social Media ad-hoc committee, I am happy to share with you a Toolkit for Social Media around 2020’s Summer Library Program – “Imagine Your Story!”  Please feel free to schedule social media posts on your library’s social networks using the samples provided. Until you receive your digital you may use the images on the CSLP Facebook page. Please adhere to the timeline as listed by posting within the month noted, but not posting before a specified date. 
#ImagineYourStory and #LibrariesImagine are the official hashtags for 2020.

You’re encouraged to be creative as you post throughout the year, and I look forward to seeing all your wonderful summer programming next year.

Happy posting!

Summer Reading 2019 Survey

Hello all,

As school begin and some of you finish your Summer Reading programs, I want to remind you to fill out the 2019 Summer Reading Survey. Only library that complete the survey will receive login information for the 2020 Summer Manuel. Our goal is to hear from ALL Connecticut public libraries even if you did not use the READSquared software, we’ve have responses from 52 libraries so far! The deadline for survey submission is Friday, September 13. Shortly thereafter, I will send email confirmations to those who submitted results.



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

Children and YA Consultant

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Kymberlee Powe
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James Kim: Tapping into the Public Library

Summer Learning Loss

Older Summer Reading Lists

2016 CT Summer Reading Lists


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