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Harrison Library – Students Participate in 2014 Teen Video Challenge

2/17/14 – Summer is just around the corner, and the Harrison Library is already working to keep kids reading over the summer break by participating in the 2014 NYS Teen Video Challenge. This year, two different groups of teens submitted videos interpreting the slogan “SPARK a Reaction.” To read more visit The 2014 NYS […]

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2014 Summer Reading Explore New York Bookmarks and Reading Lists Now Available

2/13/14 - The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the 2014 Explore New York reading lists and bookmarks for children and teens are now available at The reading lists are designed to help libraries promote New York State related summer recreational reading and are available for download and printing. The recreational reading […]

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2014 CSLP Partnership

This year the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is partnering with Bedtime Math for the 2014 “Fizz! Boom! Read!” summer reading program. Through this partnership materials are available on the Shop CSLP website to enhance and support your local and state programs. The Bedtime Math partnership is a fun and easy way to add math […]

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Summer Reading 2014 – CSLP Webinars

1/23/14 – CSLP has scheduled training webinars to help all libraries create fun and exciting summer reading programs in 2014. Please share this  information with your member libraries. CSLP Summer Reading Webinars Upstart is excited to offer the opportunity to spend an hour with Patti Sinclair, the editor for the CSLP manuals. Patti’s insightful tips will […]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Summer Reading Program

The New York State Library has been busy gearing up for the 2014 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program. Materials created include: Public Library Trustees Flyer Fizz! Boom! Read! 8.5″ x 11” Poster Flyer(s) Educators: Help your students improve skills through reading during the summer months Flyer Parents: 10 Easy Ways to Get Children […]

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YALSA offering $40,000 in 2014 Summer Reading Resource Grants

YALSA is distributing twenty $1,000 summer reading resources grants to help libraries boost their collections by providing funds to purchase reading materials, especially those that help English Language Learners and struggling readers. YALSA will provide 20 libraries with $1,000 each to recruit, train and compensate teen assistants to help with summer reading programs. Individual library […]

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The New York State Library announces its participation in the CSLP sponsored 2014 Teen Video Challenge

October 22, 2013: The New York State Library announces its participation in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored 2014 Teen Video Challenge. New YorkState, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is very pleased to participate in the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. We hope all libraries, library systems, and schools will encourage […]

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