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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!



1,000 Hours Outdoors

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

Time for your input on upcoming CSLP themes and slogans!

Attention New Hampshire Library Staff!

Have you ever thought about where summer library themes and slogans come from? Who thinks them up? How we select each year’s slogan? Well, the answer is YOU!

Each year CSLP seeks feedback from New Hampshire library staff for future summer slogan and theme suggestions. Libraries from across the nation also contribute, and together, we come to consensus. Now is your time to be heard! Please complete this brief survey ( to suggest a slogan for the 2027 theme of Mystery/Detective/Suspense and a fresh, new theme for 2028.

Some tips for developing themes and slogans:

--Adaptable for all ages

--Translatable into Spanish

--Avoid puns and wordplay

--Catchy, memorable, concise

--Inclusive, accessible, applicable across settings

For a list of previous themes and slogans go to: Please share your suggestions by Friday, February 16th, 2024.

Summer Food

Libraries and Summer Food    

Food Access-NH Map from UNH Extension

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