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Summer Reading Program

 Collaborative Summer Library Program PSAs

Children's Services Workshop   March 8 2019   Ferndale 4H Center   

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




Summer Library Programs are held in public libraries all across Arkansas in June through August every year.  This is an LSTA Sponsored Program.

Public libraries will be offering a variety of activites, events, and learning opportunties for their local communities.  In 2019, most will be focusing on music and using the theme of   "A Universe of Stories!"  Each library will have their own schedule of events so check out a library near you and join in the fun!


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

Themes                                                          submit ideas for the 2020 manual

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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