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2020 Summer Reading: Imagine Your Story

Imagine Your Story Main Poster

2020 Program Theme:

  • Theme: Fairy Tales/Mythology/Folklore
  • Slogan: "Imagine Your Story"
  • Artist: LeUyen Pham

2020 CSLP Resources and News:

  • CSLP Artwork Announcement: CSLP sent the following email on 7/11/19 in regards to 2020 CSLP Artwork:
    • "CSLP has revised its Rules of Use and has granted more freedom to its member libraries! Starting in 2020 libraries can:

      • Use CSLP artwork and slogans on any paper good including; Jack and the Beanstalkbookmarks, posters, reading certificates, newsletters, press releases, and activity sheets. If it is printed on paper, you can create it!
      • Use CSLP artwork as long as you like! Member libraries no longer have to worry about pulling images from their websites after the program year. All CSLP artwork created after 2017 can be used indefinitely!
      • Use CSLP artwork and slogans on any "one-of-a-kind" item. Paint the slogan on the library's windows? Yes! Create a quilt based on the artwork? Yes! Use your topiary skills and transform the library's hedge into one of the characters from a CSLP poster? Absolutely, and please send photos!
      • The revised Rules of Use can be found here: https://www.cslpreads.org/membership-information/rules-of-use/

2020 SAnimals Reading Booksummer Reading Planning Resources

2020 Museum of the Rockies Summer Reading Kit

The Montana State Library is partnering again with the Museum of the Rockies to create Summer Reading Kits for public libraries to use in their summer reading programs. The kits will contain four activities that draw on both the CSLP theme of "Imagine Your Story" as well as the holdings and educational topics that the Museum of the Rockies supports. Libraries will be able to keep the kit permanently and will not be expected to send it on to other libraries, or return it to MOR after use. 

To find out more information about the 2020 MOR Summer Reading Kit, please attend the "Imagine Your Story: Museum of the Rockies Summer Reading Kit" webinar on February 13th, 2020, from 2:30 - 3:30 pm. The webinar link and registration can be found on the webinar event description page in ASPeN.

You must apply for the 2020 Summer Reading Kit. Limited supplies are available, so not all applicants will receive a kit. 

Applications are due on Friday, February 28th, 2020. If you have any questions, please reach out to Amelea Kim at akim@mt.gov or Jaime Augst at MORoutreach@montana.edu.

2020 Summer Reading Supplemental Materials

Here is the list of supplemental materials from the 2/13/20 "Imagine Your Story: Museum of the Rockies Summer Reading Kit" webinar.

2020 Summer Reading - READSquared

Starting in May 2020, the Montana State Library has signed a two-year contract with READSquared for up to 40 public libraries to use the software to run reading programs online with their communities. If you are interested in participating, please contact Amelea Kim at akim@mt.gov for more information. 

For more information about READSquared, please see the following resources:

This program is funded by CARES Act and IMLS funds.

2020 Summer Reading - Final Report

For those interested in how 2020 Summer Reading went, please view the following StoryMap with feedback and reflections from Montana libraries.

2020 Summer Reading Final Report