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Summer Library Program: Imagine Your Story

This guide covers everything you need to plan, promote, and execute your summer library program for all ages!

2020 CSLP Summer Slogan

2020 CSLP Manual Tutorials

2020 CSLP Fonts & Colors

Color Hex Codes

Early Literacy green #70a583

Children's gray #414042 red #C14832

Teen purple #643D95

Adult dark green #38565a yellow #fed53d


Use only the copyright embedded images (whenever possible) for posting online, when not possible use picture protection script available under the Additional Program Tools on the CSLP website in order to protect artwork. If unable to use the picture protection script, you must include the following wording with the image: “Images are copyrighted. Contact CSLP at for more information.”

Imagine Your Story with Canva workshops

Would you like to increase engagement with your Summer Library Program? Did you know that Facebook posts with images see more than double the activity than those without? Using Canva, a free and easy-to-use online design tool, we’ll collaboratively create materials you can use for your summer program and beyond. In this workshop we’ll learn how to create visually engaging posts for a variety of social media. Need something more analog? The print options are almost endless and only limited by your imagination. With Canva you can make scratch tickets, game boards, coupons, doorhangers, and much more!


We’ll also have time to share marketing and promotion ideas with each other and explore resources from the MBLC that will help you imagine your library’s story, including ready-made social media posts and new Bruins materials.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify and access the CSLP Rules of Use, approved fonts, artwork, and other summer related images;
  • Design materials to help you engage with your community;
  • Implement ideas from instructors and fellow participants to help market your program.


Examples & Inspiration

Children's Bookmark

Children's Bookmark

monopoly style reading game board

Readopoly - Robert R. Jones Public Library


Badges - Robert R. Jones Public Library

bingo and reading trackers

Oregon City Bingo Cards and Reading Tracker

reading tracker

Westborough Reading Tracker

rainbow reading tracker

Great Reading Adventure Tracker

rainbow reading record

Rainbow Reading Record Front

rainbow reading record

Rainbow Reading Record Back

activity log

Amesbury Activity Log

icon reading tracker

Icon Reading Tracker

icon reading tracker

Teen/Adult Icon Reading Tracker


Flint Memorial 2017 Summer Infographic

events flyer

Flint Memorial Events Flyer


Amesbury Bookmark

coloring bookmark

Coloring Bookmark

Teen Bookmark

Passport to Literary Adventure outside cover

passport inside pages

Passport to Literary Adventure inside pages

reading record

Passport Reading Log outside cover

reading log

Passport Reading Log inside pages

Somerville Bingo

Somerville Bingo

bingo card

Bingo Adult Artwork

Bingo card

Bingo Children's Artwork

bingo card

Bingo Early Literacy Artwork

bingo card

Bingo Teen Artwork

certificate of completion

Children's Certificate

certificate of completion

Early Literacy Certificate

summer slogan and book covers

Facebook Post Featuring Fractured Fairy Tales

image of books text reads come to library for your prize

Facebook Post About Prizes

jack and the beanstalk image. text reads fee fi fo fum imagine the stories that will come ... this summer at the library

Facebook Post

Dreaming of warm weather and a good book?  #ImagineYourStory summer reading club will begin before you know it

Facebook Post for Winter

game board

Summer Game Board

game board

Reading Log Game Board

game board

Reading Log Game Board with Activity Log on Back

activity log for summer reading

Activity Log-Back of Reading Log Game Board

postcard with summer slogan announcing program dates


scratch ticket for summer raffle

Teen Scratch Ticket

scratch ticket for summer raffle

Adult Scratch Ticket

scratch ticket for summer raffle

Children's Raffle Ticket

scratch ticket for summer raffle

Early Literacy Raffle Ticket

doorhanger with summer slogan

Doorhanger Front

doorhanger with summer artwork

Doorhanger Back

castle activity log

Phoenix Public Library Activity Log

reading record

Phoenix Public Library Reading Record

castle reading log for preschoolers

Phoenix Public Library Preschool Reading Record

Canva Templates

To use the templates make sure you are logged into Canva first, then click the link. Feel free to make changes and use your own library's info and branding. You do not need to credit MLS to use the templates.

MBLC Presentation & Info


Other Resources for Inspiration