Summer Reading Program  

Arkansas and the Collaborative Summer Library Program


Summer Library Programs are held in public libraries across Arkansas in May through August annually- an LSTA Sponsored Program.

Arkansas participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) which is 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.

By combining resources and working with a commercial vendor to produce materials designed exclusively for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems can purchase posters, reading logs, bookmarks, certificates and a variety of reading incentives at significant savings.

Families will find more information about the Summer Library Programs here.

Parents will also want to see A Letter to Parents

For more information contact Cathy Howser, Arkansas State Library,

Where is the library near you? Arkansas Public Library Directory


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