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Collaborative Summer Library Program Resources

​​​​What is the Collaborative Summer Library Program?

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. KDLA disseminates information regarding this program to all public libraries across the Commonwealth. For more information and to receive periodic updates from CSLP, register at the following link:

2020 Theme – Imagine Your Story


Imagine Your Story / Cuéntame tu Historia

One theme with artwork targeted to different age groups. Libraries are welcome to mix and match, and use whichever visuals are most suitable for your situation. Please be aware of the CSLP Rules of Use when using the CSLP slogans and artwork.

“Imagine Your Story” logos are available now for download from the CSLP website. Go to:​.​ Log on, then click on “Proprietary Downloads”, then on “Program Logos” or “Program Logos – Spanish” as needed. If you do not have a CSLP website account, go to to request an account.

CSLP Registration

Individual public library employees from member states are encouraged to register on the CSLP website. There is no charge to register. Registered members have access to additional graphics and other “extras” to enhance SRP. Go to and click on “Login/Register.” Registration requires approval, so you will not be able to access the members-only resources until you receive an email from CSLP acknowledging your membership. General information about CSLP and its programs is available through the CSLP website without registration.

Note: CSLP art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing these CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited. All public libraries in Ohio are CSLP members. Please review and be aware of the CSLP Rules of Use.

The State Library provides a copy of the CSLP manual available for check-out. If you have additional questions about CSLP materials or rules of use, or need any support or assistance with your summer reading program, please contact Amy Olson, youth services consultant, at (502) 564-1739 or


I work at a school. How can I get a CSLP manual and participate?​

Only public libraries are included in CSLP membership and have the rights and responsibilities of members, including use of the CSLP manual and artwork.  However, a public library may partner with a school or other organization, and the partner organization may use CSLP artwork on its promotional materials supporting the library summer reading program.  See the CSLP Rules of Use for “Third Parties” for details. For more tips and best practices on summer reading collaboration, visit the Kentucky Department of Education Collaboration page.

CSLP Manuals

All libraries who submitted a 2018 Summer Reading Program Evaluation survey will be receiving one (1) USB drive containing the 2019 CSLP Program manual which includes graphics, line-art, reproducible forms, and a .pdf copy of each manual. The USB drive also provides complimentary access to the on-line version of the manuals and graphics. In order to access the online resource, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to:
  • You must have a CSLP login and password. If you are not registered on the CSLP website, please create an account by clicking on Login/Register in the upper right hand corner of the CSLP website.
  • Once you are logged into the site, click on Proprietary Downloads located on the tool bar.
  • The first time you enter this section, you must request the on-line manual access code for the 2020 manual by clicking on On-Line Manual Request, located in the left-hand column of the page.
  • Choose your state code.
  • Complete the request form with your first and last name, e-mail address, library name, then click the Submit button.
  • The 2020 manual access code will appear on your screen and an e-mail confirmation will be sent to you. You should only share this code with those staff members in your building who have a CSLP website account. It is highly recommended to print this page or copy the number before proceeding, in the event that you do not receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • Once you have the access code, go back to Proprietary Downloads and click on: On-Line Manual Access.

From here you will be able to see each of the four manuals. You may download the full manual or individual chapters, plus all the artwork and additional resources, same as on the USB flash drive or DVD. If you have any problems with accessing your manual, including corrupted or broken USB drives, please contact:  
Amy Olson at KDLA / (502) 564-1739

or the CSLP office / (641) 423-0005.

Reminder: a copy of the paper manual with the artwork DVD is available for checkout from the State Library.

CSLP Tutorials

The Collaborative Summer Library Program home office has created 4 quick-access tutorials for reaching content on the website.

They are:

  • Creating a CSLP Account in Six Easy Steps
  • How to Access the Online Manual
  • How to Quickly Download the Artwork
  • How CSLP Can Help you get a Spanish Language Early Literacy Program Up and Running this Summer

Access all four tutorials along with the slides used in the tutorials here:

25 Years of CSLP – Past Themes & Slogans

Upcoming CSLP programs

  • 2021: Theme/Animals; Slogan/”Tails and Tales” Artist/Salina Yoon
  • 2022: Theme/World-Social Justice-Unity-Kindness-Inclusion-Change-Diversity-Equity-Make a difference-Embrace different cultures; Slogan/”All Together Now” Artist/Sophie Blackall
  • 2023: Theme and Slogan TBD; Artist/Frank Morrison