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Summer Library Program: Themes

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

2019 Artwork Preview

Early Literacy ‚Äč       Children's   

Teen                  Adult  

These are drafts of the 2019 CSLP artwork for "A Universe of Stories"

CSLP Upcoming Themes

2019: A Universe of Stories

Space in 2019 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. Children’s & Early Literacy artist: Leeza Hernandez

2020: Imagine Your Story

With artist LeUyen Pham at the helm, 2020 is shaping up to be an outstanding program year for summer reading. With themes of fairytales, mythology, and fantasy, libraries of all shapes and sizes will have a magical starting point to dazzle their communities!

2021: Tails and Tales

Few children’s illustrators are as uniquely suited to an animals themed program as Salina Yoon. Picture her work with ducks, penguins, and porcupines! Are you excited yet? It is quite possible that new levels of adorableness will be discovered in 2021.

2022: All Together Now

While themes are always important, it is really the slogan that crystallizes the identity of the program year, and 2022 will be no different. Artist Sophie Blackall will be providing the illustrations, and it should be a wonderful year for libraries to highlight the unifying effect they have on their communities.

Past Press Releases

2017 Build A Better World Press Release


2016 Wellness, Fitness, and Sports

Early Literacy/Children: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read

Teens: Get in the Game: Read

Adults: Exercise Your Mind – Read

2015 Heroes

Early Literacy/Children: Every Hero Has a Story
Teens: Unmask!
Adult: Escape the Ordinary

2014 Science

Early Literacy/Children: Fizz, Boom, Read!

Teens: Spark a Reaction

Adults: Literary Elements

2013 Underground

Make your own slide show at Animoto.

2012 Night

Children: Dream Big-Read

Teens: Own the Night

Adults: Between the Covers

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.

2011 One World, Many Stories