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 for Flora & Ulysses.

The comic is available as a free download at http://www.cslpreads.org/nationalsummerreadingchampion/. In addition, Public Library Systems will each receive a batch of the printed comics for distribution.

Also available on this website is Kate DiCamillo’s “Top 10 Reasons to read this summer” flyers downloadable in 8” x 11” format and 11” x 17” format, as well as a letter from Kate DiCamillo to all readers.

DiCamillo will be available to visit libraries during the summer of 2016.  More information about this opportunity will be sent out later this spring.

Additional information about Kate DiCamillo as the National Summer Reading Champion is available on the CSLP website here: http://www.cslpreads.org/nationalsummerreadingchampion/.  Also, check out this article about DiCamillo and summer reading http://www.mackinvia-connext.com/2015/02/11/dynamo-dicamillo-champions-crusade-encourage-summer-reading/.

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Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.