Summer Reading Links

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read! Resources for 2016

Iowa Summer Reading Workshop “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” website was created by the two workshop presenters, Molly Garrett and Erin Silva, to supplement this year’s CSLP Manual. It has program and promotional ideas for “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read” from both the CSLP Manual and outside sources.

EatPlayGrow from CMOM Health Initiative has health related advice for parents and children under the age of 6.

Reading Rockets’ Start with a Book “Sports and the Olympics” learning theme has free resources and book suggestions that pair nicely with “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”

General Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading at New York Libraries, New York State Library, Division of Library Development.  This State Library web page includes information and research on summer reading for librarians and educators.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) New York State has joined CSLP, a grassroots consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. Please create a username and password for full login access to the site.

Summer Reading Craft & Program ideas on Pinterest Pinterest is an amazing treasure trove of great crafts, programming & reading ideas. We’ve set up a number of Pinterest boards to share ideas. Please join and share your ideas. If you have a Pinterest account, leave a note on one of the pins, we’ll follow you back and add you as collaborator.

Teaching Books Mulitmedia (free access is available through CSLP website login online resources about books and authors. These resources include video interviews with authors/illustrators, audio with pronunciation of author/illustrators name, contact information, etc. Especially featured are those authors/illustrators that appear in the 2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) manual. (12-minute video overview of the resources)

CSLP Diversity Page  Discover resources for your summer reading program that can serve children who are visually impaired, physically impaired, or have learning disabilities. Additional CSLP diversity information is available through the “Learning Tools” tab at the top of the Diversity page. Login in is required to view the full CSLP content. Any public librarian can sign up to gain access to all information and materials on the CSLP site.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded program that provides free meals to children 18 years and younger in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.  Learn how your library, school, or organization can be a summer meal site or sponsor.  The Summer Reading at New York Libraries partner Hunger Solutions New York  can also help. For an article about the Summer Food Service Program in libraries see Summer Meal Programming at the Library. Also check out what other states have done with bringing the Summer Food Service Program to libraries at Lunch at the Library  and Summer Food Service Program.

Young Voices of New York is a website produced by New York News Publishers Association (NYNPA) designed to provide an opportunity for young people under the age of 14 to have a forum, to increase their communication skills, review books and movies, and share ideas with other youth. Anyone is welcome to visit and read information on the site, but students who wish to post must register and provide written parental permission.

New York News Publishers Association Find great ways to use newspapers to expand your summer reading program by getting kids excited about reading and the process of finding information. Here’s the link to the Summer Reading content that supports the annual Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP): http://www.nynpa.com/nie/niesummerread.html

Jbrary is a blog with great storytime resources, including YouTube playlists and ideas about using puppets, music, dance, and more.

Storytime Underground is a peer community for storytime staff and includes storytime resources, Storytime University for professional development, and a place to ask questions.

Teen Summer Learning grants are sponsored by YALSA and Dollar General. There are two types of grants available: Teen Summer Learning Resources Grants and Summer Teen Intern Grants. The grants typically open in mid-September and the deadline to apply is usually January 1st.

Reading Rockets  A national multimedia educational initiative that offers extensive resources to assist children, parents, and educators with summer reading.

Empire State Award for Excellence in Literature for Young People  Presented annually by the Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association. Steve Sheinkin Received the 2016 Empire State Award

American Library Association Notable books and resources for children

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