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Summer Reading Program

Youth Services Workshop   Imagine Your Story     

Packages of the physical materials for the workshop have been sent to those libraries that had staff registered for the workshop but who were unable to attend.  Additional summer reading items found in your package can be considered "door prizes"

Please contact Ruth Hyatt via email with any questions or problems.

Materials and content for most sessions of the March 13th Youth Services Workshop are available online.

Several different platforms and recording methods were used and quality will vary.   If you have any trouble downloading the materials or viewing the presentations, please contact Ruth Hyatt for assistance   

Please fill out an evaluation survey for each presentation that you view.  Return the evaluation forms to 

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Animate Your World presentation and session recording (30 minutes)
Stephanie Sweeney, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library     

Cosplay 101 presentation (10 minutes)
Amy Shipman, Hot Springs World Class High School 

Create a Story Your Way presentation and session recording (45 minutes)
Marilyn Willis, William F. Laman Library

Find Yourself in the Story: Gender Inclusivity in Libraries hand out and session recording (31 minutes)
Allie Stevens, Calhoun County Library

Storytelling and Body Art: Bridging Prehistory to Now session recording (50 minutes)
Donovan Mays, Stuttgart Public Library

Summer Story Time Ideas handout and session recording (26 minutes)
Amber Duncan and Lisa Boatman, White County Regional Library System

You Just Need a Hand session recording (30 minutes)
AJ Jackson and Rebekah Harmon, Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library


2019 Session Recordings    Use the code CSW19 to view through adobeconnect

Arkansas Teen Book Award Overview     Chance Griebel,  William F. Laman Library and Jennifer Watson, Saline County Library

Learning to teach beginner coding   Devin Stanley and Kena Bailey,  Fayetteville Public Library

Reading, Eating and Excercise: Using Libraries to Teach Healthy Lifestyles     Jane Pelkki (Dietician and project manager), Sandy Doss, Simone Kirk and Sandra McAllister  SouthEast             Arkansas Regional Library  

Yoga For Kids   Rachel Smith    Fayetteville Public Library


To locate the library nearest you, visit our library map directory at



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.

For more information contact Ruth Hyatt, Arkansas State Library,  501-682-2860;

Where is the library near you? Arkansas Public Library Directory


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900 W. Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
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