SELCO is a proud supporter of Summer Reading Programs throughout its 11 counties. Libraries within the region are able to choose between two strong Summer Reading Program themes, from either iREAD or CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program).
As a federated system, meaning each library operates independently but agrees to work together, we encourage each library to select a theme which best fits their community and that they’re most excited about. We in turn help provide support through reimbursement of paper products purchased for each library’s program as well as providing a Summer Reading Program Kickoff to get librarians talking and sharing ideas about how to best execute programs in their home areas.
Each year SELCO collects data from the youth services library staff around the region regarding summer reading program events at their library. That data is submitted to and compiled by the region and then shared back so that library staff can benefit from their colleagues. In 2019, the decision was made to desist in collecting the statistical data and to focus on the program reflection.
Archived SELCO SRP Data Collection:
- 2018 Stats & Programs Spreadsheet
- 2017 Stats Overview | 2017 Stats & Programs Spreadsheet
- 2016 Stats Overview | 2016 Stats & Programs Spreadsheet
Realizing that the greatest information and ideas shared at events comes from its participants, the 2020 Summer Reading Program Kickoff will be held in four parts. The first three parts set as an unconference, where topics of discussion are decided by attendees on the day and the final part dedicated program idea sharing.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
*Snow Date: 1.14.20
For discussion notes from the SRP Kickoff from previous years, see the Youth Services page on the Info Portal