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ALLIES

Supportive efforts, when combined, can create powerful change. CSLP is pleased to list the following allies, organizations aligned with our work and supportive of summer reading.

BEDTIME MATH

CSLP partners with Bedtime Math, a  nonprofit organization that aBedtimeMathLogoSemi3ims to put  the fun and discovery back into learning  math. Bedtime Math publishes a fun new  math problem daily (bedtimemath.org). Families read a fun fact or watch a quick video – then solve the math riddles based on what they’ve read. It takes just five minutes a day, and parents can access the problems via email or a free app.

To encourage families to add a little math to their summer reading, CSLP members can participate in Bedtime Math’s Summer of Numbers Program, where kids track their summer math using a fun constellation chart and star stickers. New this year, CSLP members can provide a special reading record with a Summer of Numbers constellation chart, making it easy to encourage both reading AND math. Glow-in-the-dark Frisbees are also available. Charts, stickers, and Frisbees are available here and can be ordered with your other CSLP items.

Download the Bedtime Math exclusive CSLP Poster (8.5 x 11)
Download the Bedtime Math exclusive CSLP Poster (8.5 x 14)
Download the Bedtime Math exclusive CSLP Poster (11 x 17)

CAMPAIGN FOR GRADE LEVEL READING

CSLP is pleased to be aligned with The Campaign for  Grade Level Reading. The Campaign is a  collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit  partners, business leaders, government agencies,  states and communities across the nation to ensure  that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important GLR_logo_RGB_usepredictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

LUNAR AND PLANETARY INSTITUTE

LPIno40 logoThe Lunar and Planetary Institute is a research institute that provides support services to NASA and the planetary science community, and conducts planetary science research under the leadership of staff scientists, visiting researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.

Free program resources for children, teens and adults.  PDF     Word
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Visit the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s site to find hands-on activities. Learn how astronauts and kids must exercise, eat right, protect themselves from the sun and more. Actively explore the planets in “Jump to Jupiter.” The Lunar and Planetary Institute developed these materials with librarians, especially for libraries.

NASA’s MUSEUM ALLIANCE

The Museum Alliance is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) community of practice. We provide libraries, museums and other informal education institutions with professional development and special access to NASA staff and materials, free of charge.

Especially for libraries, we help weave STEM into existing programs, providing online packages of information, materials, activities, and downloadables targeted to annual library themes such as Summer Reading and Teen Tech Week, as well as special NASA mission events.

For free, full access to the website, invitations to professional development telecons, the latest mission updates and more, join NASA’s Museum Alliance at https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/About/Application

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

The National Geographic  Society has been inspiring  people to care aboutnational geographic the  planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

national-park-serviceWelcome CSLP Partners! Are you looking for reading and activity resources? The National Park Service has the science resources you are looking for at: http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/cslp.cfm 

This page is your map to navigate the National Fossil Day website. Each of the links below will help get you started with and involved in National Fossil Day. We also have helpful hints for how to use each of these pages to benefit your library’s celebration.   Order your free materials today or contact us with any questions.

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. The page below is your map to navigate the National Fossil Day website. Each of the links on this page will help get you started with and involved in National Fossil Day. Activities, along with reading resources are provided on the website.

NATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING ASSOCIATION

CSLP is pleased to be aligned with the the National Summer Learning NSLA_LogoColorAssociation (NSLA). NSLA is the only national organization exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities to young people. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works in the field, offers expertise and support for programs and communities, and advocates for summer learning as a solution for equity  and excellence in education.

READ ALOUD 15 MINUTES NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

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Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign believes that when every child is read aloud to every day for at least 15 minutes, from birth to age 8, we will change the face of education in our nation.

Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign is proud to co-brand a parent handout and summer reading list with our National Leadership Partner SCLP. Together we will encourage all parents to visit their local library and participate in summer learning activities.

Link to Read Aloud- CSLP Parent Handout- English
Link to Read Aloud- CSLP Parent Handout- Spanish
Link to Read Aloud-CSLP book list

Read Aloud has more than 10,000 partners across all 50 states including libraries, schools, day care providers, businesses, health care providers, and non-profits who share our campaign messages with the parents their organization reaches during our three campaign pulses; in March, July, and October each year.

Join our campaign today.  It’s easy and it’s free.
You can learn more and sign-up as a partner at:

http://www2.readaloud.org/cslp

To learn more about the why and how of our national campaign, please view our “Why A National Campaign” video.

STAR_Net

The STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR_Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources. You are invited to join this FREE network to share success stories through the STAR_Net blog, participate in webinars, and receive the STAR_Net online newsletter. Find hands-on STEM activities for all age levels and related resources through the STEM Activity Clearinghouse. STAR_Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL).

Applications accepted from February 1 – March 22: Engage public audiences nationwide in informal and lifelong learning with the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through new NASA@ My Library resources!  Apply to become a NASA@My Library Partner at https://apply.ala.org/nasalibraries!  The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites ALA members and nonmembers to apply.

STAR_Net Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

THE GREAT READING ADVENTURE

The Great Reading Adventure (www.greatreadingadventure.com) is a robust, open source software designed to manage library reading programs. It is free to use, modify and share!

The goal is to make web-based literacy experiences better for endusers and for administrators. You’ll be able to award digital badges and offer an online reading log to your participants with a customizable interface. You’ll also be able to upload adventures, events, booklists, activities, ebooks and get fully detailed reports about your program. Most importantly, you’ll be able to determine your impact on literacy by using the embedded assessment module.

The Great Reading Adventure was developed by the Maricopa County Library District with support by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Website: http://greatreadingadventure.com/
Forum: http://forum.greatreadingadventure.com/
Demo: http://grademo.mcldaz.org/Select.aspx
GitHub: https://github.com/MCLD/greatreadingadventure

Resources

When you need products to support your summer reading efforts, check out the Resources below. These vendors offer exclusive discounts to CSLP members.

ACCUCUT

AccuCut produces commercial-quality die-cutting machines and thousands of steel-rule dies to help libraries meet their literacy and community acculogooutreach goals. By using AccuCut dies to create hands-on activities and decorations to support the CSLP and other library programs, you’ll save countless hours cutting shapes. You’ll be able to make bookmarks, books, reading incentives and awards, crafts, bulletin boards, seasonal decorations and more.

AccuCut offers 25% off all dies and die sets exclusively to CSLP members. Use code CSLP on accucuteducation.com or call 800-288-1670 to place your order. You can also receive $100 off a MARK IV Die-Cutting Machine (phone orders only, not valid with other promotions).

CONTACT INFO:   info@accucut.com

BEANSTACK FOR SUMMER READING

Beanstack is designed first for smart phones with a clean, user-friendly Beanstack-logo-horizontal-500px-360x240design. It includes book and activity logging, badges, and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack uniquely sends each patron a weekly personalized emails recommending a library program or book. Library staff can track incentives, produce branch or system-wide usage reports and more.

CSLP members receive 20% off list pricing of Beanstack for Summer Reading.

Request a demo for your library here, or contact us directly at hello@zoobean.com with further questions.

MOVIE LICENSING USA

Movie Licensing USA, is a corporate division of Swank Motion Pictures, MLU LogoInc.® We provide the Public Performance Site License to public libraries which satisfies the copyright protection needed when entertainment movies are shown in the buildings. Enhance library programming with the power of film! Movie Licensing USA offers the exclusive, comprehensive site license that covers titles for the BIGGEST STUDIOS such as Disney, Sony, Universal, Warner Brothers and more. Beyond that, Movie Licensing offers programming ideas, promotional materials, and monthly updates on what’s new for public libraries.

Movie Licensing USA offers CSLP members 25% off Single Event Licenses for screenings held March 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016. Each library building is eligible for (2) discounted licenses during this time period. To redeem, choose the title you would like to show using our website listed below, select the Contact Us page, fill out the form with your library’s contact information, and enter the TITLE of the movie you’re wanting to show, DATE the showing will take place, and CSLPmember2016 into the message field.

http://library.movlic.com/

READ SQUARED

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READsquared provides a year-round reading program solution and readers advisory service that manages your reading programs and connects your patrons with weekly personalized reading recommendations via email or text.  Enhance your patron’s experience with family accounts, activity logging, badges, events, and book reviews all integrated with your catalog and ILS. Accessible on any device or smart phone, READsquared provides a unique patron experience with targeted features, functions, and content by age while promoting community engagement thru collaboration with schools, museums, and program sponsors.  Unparalleled reporting provides insights into your community’s unique character.

CSLP members receive 20% off their subscription and CSLP themed programs.

Schedule a demo for your library here, or contact us at info@READsquared.com for more details.

STARWALK KIDS MEDIA

StarWalk Kids Media is the publisher and distributor of award-winning, starwalksengaging, and enhanced eBooks for children. Our collection is available by annual subscription, and offers multiple simultaneous access to a wide variety of narrated, high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles.

Our price for a single school or library location is $995 per year, and we do offer a special 10% CSLP discount for those customers who identify themselves by using the promotional code CSLP when they place their orders. Multiple site discounts are also available on request.

For additional information, or to place an order or request a free 14-day trial, simply contact Ron Maas at ron.maas@starwalkkids.com or call 516-699-8404 ext 706.

TEI Landmark Audio, Inc.

teiFor over 25 years, TEI Landmark Audio has supported libraries, and literacy, by providing innovative products and services that educate, engage, and entertain.  With title options from over 200 publishers, TEI Landmark Audio streamlines the ordering process allowing librarians to purchase (and lease) shelf-ready audiobooks for any age group or genre.  Audios arrive in heavy-duty cases with full color artwork, free MARC Records, and free replacements saving librarians time, energy and money.

Use promo code TEICSLP2016 when placing your order and receive:

  • 21% discount off select, new CD purchases to correspond with the 2016 Summer theme.
  • 16% discount off select, new Playaway purchases
  • 20% discount off 12, or 24 count, Book Bundle sets (audio/ book combination sets), which are a TEI Landmark Audio exclusive product.

For an immediate quote or to place an order, visit our website at www.teilandmarkaudio.com, and contact our sales department directly at 1-800-850-1701, or email us at sales@tapededitions.com. Mention offer code TEICSLP2016 to qualify for this special offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other specials or promotions.

WANDOO READER

Wandoo Reader 2016 an easy-to-implement and use summer and year-round reading program management tool that is mobile-enabled. Wandoo ReaderIncrease participation and engagement with an innovative game-like experience including customizable animated characters, challenge features, scavenger hunt capabilities, unlocking story features, and more!

CSLP members receive 25% off list price on the first year subscription of Wandoo Reader 2016. Offer expires December 31, 2016. Please use promo code CSLP16 when placing your order.

Request a library demo or email us directly at sales@evancedsolutions.com.

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