Summer Reading Program

2013 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Summary

This year, there were 302 participating libraries from the seven regional systems. Based on data from reporting libraries, Kansas Libraries provided at least 14,625 days of Summer Reading to children, 9,723 days to teens, and 7,346 days to adults for a total of 31,694 days.

295 out of 302 libraries (97.6%) utilized the CSLP theme and materials for their Summer Reading programs. 211 libraries visited the CSLP website.

280 out of 302 libraries (92.7%) used the Children’s CSLP Program Manual. 129 libraries (42.7%) used the Teen CSLP Program Manual. 69 libraries (22%) used CSLP’s Adult program materials.

349 library staff attended the regional CSLP workshops. 92.6% found the workshop was helpful in planning library programs.

85,117 children (including preschoolers) participated in the reading portion of the CSLP program. 11,912 teens participated in a reading program. 57 used BPH (Talking Books) materials to participate. 9,710 adults participated in a library reading program. 97,086 children and teens participated statewide in Summer Reading. The total number of participants including adults in 2013 was 106,796.

6,630 children’s programs or activities were held in conjunction with Summer Reading. 5,489 teen programs or activities were held. 2452 programs were put on for adults. Total reported attendance at Summer Reading programs or activities statewide was 230,643 compared to last year’s total of 218,936.

$80,870 was spent on program and support materials from Upstart. $253,405 was spent on program materials from other sources. $153,689 was spent on performers. Libraries spent a total of $487,964 on program support materials and prizes for Summer Reading.

Libraries received $583,584 in donated materials and services from their communities to support Summer Reading, compared to $707,228 last year.