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Summer Reading Program

The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) supports the mission of local public libraries to provide quality library programming for children, teens, and families. The Department sponsors an annual Summer Reading program available to all Vermont public libraries to foster summer reading for youth of all ages. The Summer Reading program encourages a love of reading, introduces children and teens to books and authors to expand leisure reading choices, and works to prevent the “summer slide” and loss of reading skills during the summer months when youth are out of school.

The Vermont Department of Libraries is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), a nation-wide organization of libraries that works to provide high-quality summer reading program materials at the lowest cost possible. Visit the CSLP website for rules of use, program ideas, promotional materials and more!

SUMMER READING 2023 - ALL TOGETHER NOW All Together NowSummer 2023 Resources

2023 New England Summer Summit: March 31, 9AM-4PM

This year’s summer reading training for Vermont library staff will take place on Friday, March 31, as part of the New England Summer Summit. This free, virtual event focused on all things summer, will be full day of presentations and discussions from presenters and library staff from across New England. With sessions for children's, teen, and adult services all library staff involved in summer programming are encouraged to attend. This is your chance to exchange ideas and showcase the very best of Vermont libraries.

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CSLP’s Virtual Summer Symposium 2022 All Together Now

Materials and recordings from the 2022 Summer Symposium can be found here.

2023 Summer Programming Grants

The Department of Libraries is pleased to once again provide funding to support a wide array of library programming for children, teens, and families during the summer! This year we will be offering $300 to public libraries to hire paid performers and/or purchase materials to support programming. The grant application will open Wednesday, February 15, 2023. You can find more information on our Summer Programming Grants page.

Vermont 2023 CSLP Online Manual Access

VTLIB has purchased online access to the 2023 Collaborative Summer Library “All Together Now” programming manual for all Vermont public libraries. This manual contains all the programming resources, graphics, and book lists for summer reading 2023.

To access the manual, you will need to visit the CSLP website at: Once there, hover over the Manual Downloads button located on the menu bar. From the drop down menu, select 2023 All Together Now. You will be prompted to enter your access code.To request the access code email Jonathan Clark. Please do not share this code, or post it in a publicly accessible location.

Vermont Beanstack Summer Reading Challenge 2023 (information coming soon!)

Summer 2022 Resources

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