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Summer Reading

Summer Reading: Why it Matters 

 
Babies, children, and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from opportunities supporting literacy development. The State Library is proud to partner with and support libraries in enhancing lifelong learning and providing meaningful, enjoyable summer learning experiences for all Oregonians. Every summer, Oregon libraries work to prevent summer learning loss and maintain grade levels through the Collaborative Summer Library Program(CSLP), funded by federal funds through the Library Services and Technology Act.

2019 Summer Reading Survey


Every September, the State Library collects Summer Reading data to share how Oregon libraries are serving their communities in the summer.  The 2019 Summer Reading Survey will be open from September 1st to October 1st, 2019. We anticipate it will be similar to the 2018 Survey. If you have any questions, contact your Youth Services Consultant. 

2019 CSLP Representatives


Oregon's current CSLP team includes: 

2019 Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories


All Oregon public, tribal, and volunteer libraries are members of the Collaborative Summer Library Program. If you have any questions about accessing your account, please contact your Youth Services Consultant. 2019 Manuals were mailed to all Oregon libraries in Fall 2018. 2020 Manuals will be available at the Summer Reading Summit in Salem on September 28, 2019. 

For libraries that would like Summer Reading Certificates for those who complete their Summer Reading programs, they are available below: 

 

2018 In Every Library 


For a more in-depth look at every Oregon public library reporting on how they accomplished Summer Reading in their communities, check out the 2018 Summer Reading Statistics, compiled after libraries completed a 2018 Summer Reading Survey.

2018 At a Glance


Over 295,000 Oregonians participated in Summer Reading activities in 2018! To learn more about  Summer Reading 2018, check out this 2018 Oregon Summer Reading Brief.


2019 Summer Reading Summit 


We are looking forward to seeing you at the 2019 Summer Reading Summit on September 28th, 2019, at the Salem Public Library! This is your chance to join fellow youth services librarians from across Oregon to celebrate all things summer. The Summit is an opportunity to learn, network, and support each other as we work to ensure all Oregon kids have a positive and meaningful summer library experience. 

You can register for the Summer Reading Summit at the Children's Services Division webpage. If you are coming from a library 50 miles away and would like to sign up for hotel lodging during the Summit, you can do so here: Summit Hotel Sign-up
 
Our ad hoc planning committee includes: 

  • Anna Bruce, Happy Valley Library, CSD CSLP Representative 
  • Caitlin McMahan, Fern Ridge Library 
  • Jane Corry, CSD co-chair
  • Michelle Burke, Chemeketa Community College
  • Paige Bentley-Flannery, Deschutes Public Library 
  • Susan Cackler, Banks Public Library 
  • Karen Fischer, Salem Public Library Liaison

Contact 

Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
greta.bergquist@state.or.us
503-378-2528

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