1. As long as I do not use CSLP Artwork, am I allowed to have items made by a vendor, other than CSLP's exclusive vendor, with the words of the summer reading program's Slogans on it?
Yes, as long as the words of the Slogans appear in a font different from the font used by CSLP.
2. May I create a custom reading certificate or reading record and not use the ones in the Manual?
If you are creating less than 10,000 certificates or reading records, printed at your library or by a local printer, and only using the Approved Name, Logo, Slogans or Artwork , you do not need CSLP's permission. If you wish to print 10,000 or more, you must contact CSLP's exclusive vendor. See Slogans or Artwork
3. Is the art created in-house (the clip art & black/white line drawings) by our exclusive vendor subject to the same Rules of Use as the art that is created for CSLP for the posters, bookmarks, bags, t-shirts, etc.?
Yes. All CSLP art/graphics-pieces created by the nationally-known artists hired by our exclusive vendor and pieces created in-house by our exclusive vendor's artists-must be used in compliance with the CSLP Rules of Use.
4. I am a school librarian. I want to use the CSLP program manuals at my school and order items from the CSLP catalog/order form for my school. How do I get the materials?
Only public libraries, as defined by the Federal State Cooperative System, are eligible for full and unrestricted membership in CSLP. Therefore, the CSLP materials (manuals and order forms) are only available to CSLP public library members. In the few areas of CSLP member states where there is no public library offering a summer reading program, a CSLP State Representative is allowed to work with a school library that is willing to offer a summer reading program so that the children of that area who would not otherwise have access to a summer reading program can participate. If a CSLP public library member would find it advantageous to initiate a partnership with a local school or non-profit organization to help promote the summer reading program at the public library, they are allowed to do so. A partnership between a public library and local school or non-profit organization must be initiated by the public library CSLP member and is subject to the guidelines of the CSLP Rules of Use.
**New for Program Year 2014: CSLP members who partner with local schools and non-profit organizations may print a pdf order page from the CSLP website to share with the school or non-profit organization so that the school or non-profit organization may order from a selection of CSLP's promotional items. The items on the pdf order page are the only items available for purchase/use by local schools or non-profit organizations with whom the CSLP member library has formed a partnership.
5. May we use an image from the CD/DVD on a cake for the finale of our summer reading program? A local bakery would produce the cake. It would be a delightful way to end our summer program.
Creating original, unique one-of-a-kind items (such as a cake or quilt or an item not similar to an item offered by CSLP's exclusive Vendor) with CSLP artwork is acceptable if you submit a Customized Product Proposal to receive a copyright release.
6. Is it OK to edit/alter the CSLP artwork-such as changing the colors or adding color to the line art or photo shopping a piece of art to remove part of it or to add a new element to it?
No, it is not acceptable to alter (other than increasing or decreasing the size) the CSLP artwork. The Rules of Use say you may not: Alter/manipulate CSLP artwork in any manner that changes its original appearance.
7. Is it OK to put CSLP Artworks on t-shirts we did not purchase from CSLP's exclusive vendor?
No. T-shirts with CSLP Artwork on them are available from CSLP's exclusive vendor. If you want to create your own t-shirts, you cannot use CSLP Artwork.
8. Is it possible to have the t-shirts we purchase from CSLP's exclusive vendor customized locally?
Yes, you can purchase your t-shirts from CSLP's exclusive vendor and have them customized locally with the logos of your program's sponsors, your library's imprint, names of staff, etc.
9. Our library staff used the CSLP art to create one quilt to raffle as a grand prize at the end of our summer reading program. Are we allowed to do this?
CSLP members may resell Products purchased from the Exclusive Vendor as well as original, one-of-a-kind items created with CSLP artwork solely for the purpose of supporting the charitable or educational purpose of the CSLP Member.
10. Do CSLP members have permission to use CSLP themed images in our library publications beyond the current year?
CSLP members may use the Manuals/CD/DVD after the Program Year for internal library purposes such as bookmarks, flyers, bulletin boards, etc. that are created in-house.
11. When reading programs are completed, are CSLP members allowed to give away their old Manuals and CD/DVDs, banners, posters, mobiles, etc. that they longer want or need?
CSLP members are not allowed to give away or sell new or used Manuals and CD/DVDs to a person or organization that is not a CSLP member.
When a reading program is completed, CSLP members may give away items such as banners, posters, mobiles, bookmarks, etc. if they do not wish to keep them for their own internal use.
12. Regarding the agreements in the Forms section of the CSLP website--what is required and what is optional?
The CSLP Partner Agreement, the CSLP Corporate Sponsorship Agreement, the CSLP Partner Renewal Agreement, and the CSLP Corporate Sponsor Renewal Agreement are optional. CSLP members should adhere to the Rules of Use regarding Sponsors and Partners. See Third Parties.
CSLP requires that a CSLP Member Library use and customize the Consultant Agreement (Agreement between Library and Consultant for Products or Services using CSLP Material) or use another agreement that has been drafted specifically for its purposes as long as it includes all of the requirements of Section 5 of the Consultant Agreement and adheres to the Rules of Use regarding Consultants. See Third Parties.
CSLP ROU revised October 12, 2012
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact the Chair of the Copyright/Rules of Use Committee - http://www.cslpreads.org/committees.html