Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Collaborative Summer Library Program Resources


​What is t​​he Collaborative Summer Library Program?

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a c​onsortium of state libraries and public library systems working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children and teens.

KDLA distributes information from CSLP to all public libraries across the Commonwealth.

For more information and updates from CSLP:

2024 Theme:
Adventure Begins at ​Your Library / La aventura comienza en tu biblioteca

Every year the voted upon theme and slogan is integrated into an inclusive, literacy-based, summer reading program that is enjoyable for all ages, complete with a unified theme, program manual, artwork, resources, and professional support.

Libraries are encouraged to use whatever materials may be most suitable for their system, including anything that has been published previously by CSLP for the Summer Reading Program. Please be aware of the CSLP Rules of Use when using the CSLP materials.

Every year KDLA provides a USB drive containing the CSLP manual free of charge to every public library in Kentucky. If you have additional questions about CSLP materials, rules of use, or need assistance with your summer reading program, please contact Amy Olson, Youth Services Consultant at

CSLP Man​​uals

Each year CSLP creates a manual based on a slogan, theme, and artwork. The manuals contains programming for four different age groups: an early literacy program, a children's program, a teen program, and an adult program. This manual comes with an all-access code that is specific to each member-state of CSLP.

All Kentucky public libraries will receive an online access code for the CSLP manual along with graphics, line-art, and reproducible forms courtesy of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. This manual code will be sent to Kentucky public libraries yearly by your Youth Services Consultant.

Also, as a bonus, the access code not only provides access to the current year's manual and graphics, but also allows access to manuals from other years, as well.

If you do not have Kentucky's access code for the CSLP manuals, please contact your Youth Services Consultant, Amy Olson

If you have any problems with CSLP's website (, please contact Melissa Hooke,

​Upcoming CSLP Themes ​​and Slogans​

2027: Theme – Mystery/Detective/Suspense

2026: Unearth a Story - Dinosaurs

2025: Color Our World : Colorea nuestro mundo – Art (artist to be determined)

2024: Adventure Begins at Your Library : La aventura comienza en tu biblioteca – Adventure (Juana Martinez-Neal)

30+ Years of CSLP – Past Th emes & Slogans

Social Media – get new ideas and pr​​​omote your programs

CSLP Partner Agencies



Read With Jenna is the NBC Today show's monthly bookclub.

Read With Jenna Jr and CSLP are partnering for the summer to encourage kids to check out a book and start reading!​

Jenna Bush Hager is honored to be this year's Summer Reading Champion and promises to encourage library visits and beach reading, all summer long!

Learn more about #ReadWithJenna and find our #ReadWithJennaJr booklist by going to: #ReadWithJenna.

CSLP is partnering with the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) to help bring outstanding health related programming to public libraries. An Ad Hoc Committee, with members from both organizations, has been formed to create a health focused addendum to the 2019 Summer Reading Program Manual. This addendum will provide programming ideas and resources for summer reading programs, primarily focusing on teen, adult, and family programs.

This partnership is also working on the goal of connecting public libraries to their Regional Medical Libraries. By working together, we will help empower librarians to help build healthier communities.


Read Aloud 15 Minutes National Campaign believes that when every child is read aloud to every day for at least 15 minutes, from birth to age 8, we will change the face of education in our nation.

Together we will encourage all parents to visit their local library and participate in summer learning activities.

Link to Read Aloud - CSLP Parent Handout ​- English
Link to Read Aloud - CSLP Parent Handout - Spanish
Link to Read Aloud - CSLP book list

Join our campaign today. It's easy and it's free. You can learn more and sign-up as a partner at:

The STAR Library Education Network (STAR​​​​​_Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR_Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources" (STAR) and training to use those resources. You are invited to join this FREE network to share success stories through the STAR_Net blog, participate in webinars, and receive the STAR_Net online newsletter.

Find hands-on STEM activities for all age levels and related resources through the STEM Activity Clearinghouse. STAR_Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute's (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL).

The Citizen Science at Your Library program provides easy access to resources to turn curiosity into impact!

Libraries across the country are helping people take an active role in finding solutions to science-based issues by promoting citizen science projects, kits, and events.

Details can be found at