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Kate DiCamillo as 2015-16 National Summer Reading Champion

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced that Newbery Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo will be the 2015-2016 National Summer Reading Champion.  As part of her role for CSLP, DiCamillo has written a short comic, Incandesto, incorporating her characters from Flora & Ulysses to promote summer reading. The comic is illustrated by KG Campbell, the illustrator […]

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New York State 2015 Teen Video Challenge Finalists

As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the New York State Library is pleased to announce the following finalists in the 2015 New York State Teen Video Challenge: Unmask a New Hero (Rye Free Reading Room) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoO_ohf_XLc Unmask Your Imagination (DeWitt Community Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hzduDSU-S4 The Teen Video Challenge is a video competition that […]

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Wandoo Reader (an online summer reading registration tool) Q & A: Part 3

As part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the New York State Library offers the choice of an online registration tool, developed by Evanced Solutions, to New York’s public libraries and neighborhood branches.  In previous years, the only online registration tool offered free of charge to public libraries in New York State was Evanced’s […]

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“Every Hero Has a Story” Ideas from Iowa

Iowa’s summer library program workshop presenters, Rachel Loutsch and Kelly Stern, have created a website to supplement this year’s CSLP Manual.  It has some wonderful program and promotional ideas for “Every Hero Has a Story.”  The resources come from both the CSLP Manual and outside sources.  The website is http://rachelloutsch.wix.com/cslp2015.

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Summer Reading at New York Libraries 2014 Reaches 1.9 Million Children & Teens

New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries Bernard A. Margolis announced today that 1.9 million children and teens throughout New York State participated in Summer Reading at New York Libraries at their local libraries during the summer of 2014. Research has shown that children who continue to read during the summer vacation perform […]

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