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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

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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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Summer Reading 2015 Teen Video Challenge

New York State, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored 2015 Teen Video Challenge. New York State has taken part in the Teen Video Challenge every year since 2011. Teens in New York State are invited to create a 30 to 90 second […]

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Chazy Public Library

The Chazy Public Library had a fun summer exploring this year’s summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read”.  They had a kickoff program called “Fizzing with Wonder, Booming with Delight” by the storytelling duo the Storycrafters.  Weekly story time guests included: the Reading Man Stan Ransom, Kristin McAuliffe, the local Girl Scout troop, and Kindred Spirit […]

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Franklin Square Public Library

The Franklin Square Public Library had a fun time this summer with “Fizz, Boom, Read”, this year’s Summer Reading Program theme.  They offered many summer reading programs including “Science 101”, where children learned about friction, kinetic and potential energy, and density, and a 2014 Summer Reading Club Party, featuring a show by the National Circus […]

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