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Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities: Overview

North Dakota Summer Reading guide in partnership with CSLP

Summer Reading Logo 2022

Welcome to Summer Reading 2022!

Don't flounder around on your own!  Have a trawl through this libguide.  Hopefully you'll avoid turtle disaster!

But I'm not worried.  You've got this! Salmon had to say it.  You're fintastic!


The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) website.  Here you can find Summer Reading Resources, the CSLP shop and a place to download the manual.  If you still need a manual please go to the form located on the State Library's website.

CSLP Pinterest page

Are you struggling for some good ocean-based ideas? Try the CSLP's Pinterest page!  They have suggestions that will suit every fishy at your library!

NDSL Summer Reading Idea Exchange

Video from the North Dakota State Library Summer Reading Idea Exchange filmed in Bismarck.

Inclusion Resources

The Inclusion Committee is in the process of developing resources to assist libraries in their efforts to support diversity and inclusion.  Those resources can be found on the CSLP page.

Bank of North Dakota

CSLP Facebook page

Ask to join the official CSLP Facebook group for summer library programming. Featuring 2022's Oceans of Possibilities theme.

CSLP Summer Symposium

CSLP has made the 2021 Summer Symposium recordings and slides available to all.   

From programming to marketing, this symposium has it all! Even if you do not use the annual theme, I highly encourage you to view at least the keynote, Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count, by Liz McChesney. She addresses summer learning loss, the importance of summer library programming, and social-emotional deficits stemming from COVID-19.

There is also additional content now available on “Feeding Your Community: Summer Meals at Libraries.”

CSLP manual

Have you gotten your Summer reading manual?  If not please request one from the State Library today!