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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

Summer Reading Survey (Due November 15, 2023)

This survey asks about services your library provided during the period of June 1 - August 31. This survey is required for all Vermont public libraries that received CSLP Summer Reading materials and/or the Summer Programming Grant from VTLIB. We would also like to hear from: libraries that offered a summer reading program but did not use the CSLP theme and libraries that did not offer a summer reading program but provided other services during the summer.

2023 Summer Reading Survey & Summer Programming Grant Reporting

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  

2023 New England Summer Summit 

CSLP’s Virtual Summer Symposium 2022 All Together Now

2023 Summer Programming Grants

This year $300 was offered to public libraries to hire paid performers and/or purchase materials to support programming. The grant application is now closed but you find more information on our Summer Programming Grants page.

Other Summer Reading Resources

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