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Summer Reading & Learning

As a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the New Hampshire State Library (NHSL) in partnership with the Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH) provides libraries with resources for offering high quality summer reading program

Adventure Begins At Your Library - New Hampshire


Smokey Bear’s Reading Challenge Kits will be mailed to me at the NH State Library in January. Please sign up to receive one of these kits with Smokey stickers and stamp.

The online tool kit can be found here: 

If you haven’t received your manual code—please reach out to me.

Hope you are ready for some Adventure in 2024!



2024 PSA

PSA Now Available for “Adventure Begins at Your Library”

The customizable videos libraries that can be used for social media and/or Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on broadcast TV are linked in the 2024 online manual at the top right.  Access the manual here: using your access code provided by your State Rep or in your confirmation email when you purchased the online manual in our store.

2024 CSLP Social Media Toolkit Now Available

The 2024 CSLP Social Media Toolkit is live and ready to help make this summer the best ever! Find pre-written posts, ready-to-go graphics, Adventure Begins at Your Library brand guidelines and customizable Canva templates! Find the toolkit here: CSLP 2024 Social Media Toolkit

1,000 Hours Outdoors

Take a look at these outdoor programming resources from our Summer Symposium presentation:

Summer Food

Libraries and Summer Food    

Food Access-NH Map from UNH Extension

B & T Offers Summer Prize Book Program

B & T would like to let you know that they have a summer prize book program. Grace is happy to work with libraries to get you a 45-50% off discount on the specific titles they have if you are using them for giveaways for summer reading or any other book giveaways you would like to do. The prize books can be found on their website, Titlesource, by clicking on Browse>Selection Lists>Children’s & Teen and looking under the Summer Reading Prize Incentives. Folks do not need to order from B&T to take advantage of this resource, as well.

If you are interested in these discounted titles, feel free to contact Grace to have the discount applied. B & T has over 1,000 titles to choose from and they do have CSLP-theme specific titles and iREAD as well. B & T has partnered with both organizations this year.

Also – B & T is offering some additions to their prize book program this year, including several live Zoom events with authors and Mychal Threets, as well as a Learn to Draw event with Jason Chin! They also are giving away temporary tattoos to libraries that order over 500 titles from our list and free downloadable posters and activity sheets for everyone who orders from them this year.


Grace Larochelle, MLIS (she/her)

Children’s & Teen Services Specialist, East (CATS) 

O: 704-576-2054

Baker & Taylor

Based in Biddeford, Maine

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the New Hampshire State Library.