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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:

2019 Summer Reading Champions

Summer reading champions promote books, reading, and library use during the summer. CSLP has announced that there will be six official national summer reading champions this year – most affiliated with NASA or space study - and have released a video to go with each of them.

  • Dr. Kjell Lindgren: Astronaut!
  • Dr. Lindy Elkin-Tanton: Scientist
  • Dr. Seth Shostak: Astronomer
  • Dr. Michelle Thaller: Communications Director
  • Erin Teagan: Author
  • Arika Egan: Graduate Student

These videos are perfect for promoting summer reading at schools, within the library, or shared over social media. All the videos can be found here:


2019 Theme – A Universe of Stories


A Universe of Stories / Un Universo de Historias

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.

“A Universe of Stories” 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.

Artists & Graphics

The 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) program will have the theme and slogan “A Universe of Stories”.

The artist for the 2019 early literacy and children’s program is Leeza Hernandez.

The artist for the teen program is Antonio Caparo.

The artist for the adult program is Larry Jones, who designed the artwork for several previous CSLP adult programs including “Build a Better World” and “Escape the Ordinary”.

CSLP Rules of Use

Images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or for more information. You may download these posters in English and Spanish from your CSLP 2018 manual DVD, or purchase them from Upstart’s CSLP catalog.

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 Krista King-Oaks, library consultant for youth service 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 2019 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 2019 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:  
Krista King-Oaks 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:

Upstart CSLP Catalog Ordering Deadlines

Please view all of the items to promote the 2019 CSLP theme at:

Please keep these dates in mind when planning to purchase items for your program:

  • Order by December 1, 2018: receive your order by March 1, 2019
  • Order by January 1, 2019: receive your order by April 1, 2019
  • Order by March 1, 2019: receive your order by May 1, 2019
  • If you order after March 1, 2019, please contact Demco for an estimated shipping date at 1-855-255-2757.

Please note that all orders will be invoiced through Demco.

CSLP Webinars

CSLP offers free, 1-hour webinars that review each of the programming manuals, organized by age groups and audience. Check back early in the new year for the coming year’s training, hosted by individual manual chairs. Until then, check out previous summer’s webinars at:​

25 Years of CSLP – Past Themes & Slogans

Upcoming CSLP programs

  • 2020: Theme/Fairytales, Mythology, Fantasy; Slogan/”Imagine Your Story” Artist/LeUyen Pham
  • 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