CSLP Newsletter December 2017December 2017

September: 2018 Manuals are sent to the printers
2018 Manuals have shipped!
January: Happy New Year 2018!
February: Calls for future slogans will go out
2018 CSLP Annual meeting: April 8th – 12th. Denver, CO
The 2018 Incentive catalog is live! Check it out today at shopcslp.com!
Bedtime Math linkBusy Teens Building a Better World!

Kelly Martinez reported that teens and staff at the Hermiston Public Library in Hermiston, OR, had a very busy summer building a better world. Using kits paid for by their Friends of the Library, the teens created tie blankets for the homeless, a project they really enjoyed. Teens also prepared a meal for themselves and library staff, and worked with Parks and Rec to pull weeds, and beautify their community!

Did you have a program that helped “Build a Better World”? Please send your photos and any informative details to Luke Kralik at: luke.kralik@cslpreads.org I would love to share them in our newsletter.

Looking for some ideas to use or share? https://www.pinterest.com/cslpreads/

2018 CSLP Annual Meeting

by Karen Day

CSLP Newsletter December 2017The 2018 CSLP Annual Meeting will be held the week of April 9, 2018. The event will be held at The Westin Denver Downtown in the heart of the city. The travel day will be Monday, April 9 with a President’s Reception and Orientation on Monday evening. The meeting will begin with breakfast on Tuesday, April 10 and conclude at 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 12th. This is a change from the past few years as one day has been added to the meeting time.

Registration and travel information will be e-mailed to the State Representative mail list and posted on the CSLP website in December with a registration deadline of March 1, 2018. CSLP will again pay for one lodging room per state for up to four nights, will pay for meals for up to two persons per state, and will reimburse up to $700 travel expenses for one person per state. All expenses must have receipts of actual expenses to be reimbursed.

The final agenda will be posted soon however we wanted to give a heads up on the travel and meeting times and dates so you can begin planning. State Representatives be present at this meeting and any additional persons from a state are invited at the invitation of the State Rep.

2018 CSLP Program Manuals

By now, all CSLP State Representatives should have received the 2018 manual shipments at the designated drop ship points. The manuals are distributed within the state by different methods. If you have not received your 2018 manual, please first check with your state rep to see when they will be distributed within your state.

Remember that all formats of the manual are given online access however also remember that all formats are still available if you need a second copy by purchasing through the CSLP shopping cart. To access the shopping cart, you first need to be logged into the CSLP website. If you need assistance with your log in process, please contact the CSLP offices. Once you are logged into the site, you will click on the SHOP button on the top tool bar. This takes you to our e-commerce page where you will need your shopping login. This may or may not be the same log in as this is a separate website and it depends on how you set your account up. If you have problems, please call the CSLP offices for assistance.

You may also go directly to the shopping page by entering: https://shopcslp.com
Manuals can be found in the shopping area of under Programming, Promotion & Décor > Programming & Promotion > Program Manual.

If you are wanting the online access to compliment your other materials, remember you need to first obtain the 2018 online access code. This procedure only needs to be completed once, per library building. The code may be shared among the staff members within a building.
Remember the online manual has a new searchable feature this year.

We do need to report that we have discovered that a few of the USB drives are defective. If you find that you have a defective product, please contact the CSLP office and a replacement will be sent out right away.



The Online Manual: Pro Tips from an Amateur

by Luke Kralik

CSLP Newsletter December 2017

In my library career I have led plenty of songs, have overused glitter, and have assisted children in making crafts only their mothers could love. However, I have always worked with more experienced librarians or teachers, and relied on them to actually choose the programming activities. Because of this, I am not especially qualified to describe what the perfect programming selection tool looks like.

This is where you come in!

As we roll out our new online manual, we need your feedback on what is working, what isn’t, and what can be better.

One very useful suggestion I have already received was to make downloading the images easier and quicker. Instead of downloading each image one at a time, we have grouped them into zip files. To download them in a batch, simply scroll down on the right-sidebar to where you can choose Filetype, and put a check in the box labeled zip. There are eight art collections available, and they contain all of the artwork.

We all want CSLP to produce the most useful, and user friendly program manual! Please send me your feedback, so that we can make the improvements you would like to see.

Thank you!


CSLP Newsletter December 2017

Spotlight on a Reading Superstar!

When she was a child, Kaya Thomas’ parents took her to Barnes and Noble each week and would buy her two books. Often, Kaya would seek out book containing characters who looked like her.

Kaya, who is African-American, often struggled to find books with African-American protagonists. Once she was in high school, even when she was able to find books, they often featured characters who had no relation to her life. She said “The stories tended to be about young girls getting pregnant, dropping out of school, doing drugs—and don’t get me wrong, those are realities for people, even in my own family. But they weren’t my reality.”

To help young readers avoid this situation, Kaya created the We Read Too app for iPhone and Android devices. The app helps connect readers with books by people of color, that have people of color as the main characters.

If there a young reader making a big difference in your state, please let us know! We would love to share these inspirational stories with the entire CSLP membership!

Please send information to: luke.kralik@cslpreads.org

What is on the horizon for CSLP?

2018: Theme/Music; Slogan/”Libraries Rock”; Artist/Brian Pinkney

2019: Theme/Space; Slogan/”A Universe of Stories” Artist/Leeza Hernandez

2020: Theme/Fairytales, Mythology, Fantasy; Artist/LeUyen Pham

2021: Theme/To be Determined; Artist/Salina Yoon

CSLP Newsletter December 2017

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