Busy Summer in Clifton

The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton is enjoying great turn out at their summer reading program events and are on pace for a record setting year for turnout! Just a couple of some of their successful programs have been Steve Alcorn who is a retired history teacher and Civil War reenactor and Kayler Campbell […]

Announcing the CTLS 2017 SRP & YouthShare Workshop Series

Please join us at one of the following locations for a combination YouthShare and Summer Reading Program workshop!

January 27th in Austin at Laura’s Library

January 30th in Diboll at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library

February 6 in McAllen at the McAllen Public Library

9am to […]

Bee Cave SRP Promotional Video

Check out this wonderful SRP promotional video from the Bee Cave Public Library! A junior from a local high school, also a son of one of BCPL employees, put this together. And a wonderful job he did!

SRP Promotional Video from Harker Heights

Look at how much fun they are having in this Summer Reading Program promotional video from Harker Heights! They had a homeschooling group and their high school cheerleaders do some cheers and a talented library clerk helped them put it together.

This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Harker Heights! Please don’t forget to share your […]

Summer Learning Day is July 14th

Here is a wonderful video from First Lady Michelle Obama encouraging kids and parents to continue learning throughout the summer.

The National Summer Learning Association has declared that July 14th is Summer Learning Day to do just that. Use their resources, such as this video, to talk to your community about the importance of […]

TSLAC Survey for 2017 SRP Manual Format

In 2017, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will again be providing the Collaborative Summer Library Program‘s Summer Reading manuals to Texas libraries. However, instead of providing it on a DVD, the manual will be available to your library on a flash drive OR online with a password. Please take a moment to take […]

San Marcos Public Library SRP Promotion Video

Check out this great video promoting Summer Reading from the San Marcos Public Library. A videographer that works for the city put a series of videos together at no cost to them and they will be sharing them over social media to help promote.

Thanks for sharing this with us, San Marcos!



Summer Reading PSAs in English and Spanish Now Available from CSLP

The Collaborative Summer Library Program has created PSAs for your library to use to help promote your summer reading program! They are downloadable from their website, can be customized to include information about your library, are in English and Spanish, and there are a variety to pick from. You can embed them to your website […]

Texas Commission on the Arts Performance Support Grant Applications due February 1

If you are interested in hiring performers for your Summer Reading Program, or any program happening between March 15-June 14, you may want to apply for a Texas Commission on the Arts Performance Support Grant! This quarter’s application deadline is February 1st. These grants provide professional artist fees to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations […]

Getting Excited and Inspired for Summer Reading at CTLS Workshops!

Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights!

Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas.


The photo […]