2014 Wisconsin Summer Library Program

Early Literacy

Fizz, Boom, Read!
Early Literacy summer reading poster
¡Pum, Paf, a Leer!


Fizz, Boom, Read!
Children's summer reading poster
¡Pum, Paf, a Leer!


Spark a Reaction
Teen summer reading poster
Enciende una Reacción


Literary Elements
Adult summer reading poster
Elementos Literarios

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) art/graphics are copyrighted by Upstart for exclusive use by CSLP members
and are used by permission. Copying or reproducing the CSLP art/graphics in any way by non-CSLP members is prohibited.

CSLP Information

Next CSLP Annual Meeting

  • April 7-9, 2014, Biloxi, Mississippi

2013 Theme: Science

  • Early Literacy Program — Fizz, Boom, Read!
  • Children — Fizz, Boom, Read!
  • Teen — Spark a Reaction
  • Adult — Literary Elements

2014 CSLP Artists

2015 Summer Reading Slogans
General Theme: Heroes

  • Children — Every Hero Has a Story
  • Teens — Unmask!
  • Adult — Escape the Ordinary

2016 Summer Theme: Wellness/Fitness/Sports

CSLP Copyright and Fair Use Rules


Upstart/Highsmith Services

CSLP contracts with Upstart for numerous services, including the production of the artwork and management of sales of support materials for the program. To place an order, go to cslpreads.org/order.html

Wisconsin Children's Performer Directory

The Division for Libraries and Technology (DLT) maintains a directory of children's performers. Visit the Wisconsin Children's Performer Directory to find the descriptions of over two hundred performers and presenters who enjoy working with children in public libraries and schools. Jamie McCanless maintains the Directory for DLT.

Participation in Wisconsin Summer Library Program

Participation Data 2003-2011.

Collaborative Summer Library Program

Each year DLT coordinates a summer reading program on behalf of Wisconsin's public libraries. Wisconsin is a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). Forty-six states are currently members of CSLP. Through CSLP, Wisconsin libraries are able to purchase high-quality materials at low cost needed for the program. "Dig Into Reading" is the children's theme in 2013, and "Beneath the Surface" is the teen theme.

2014 Illustrators

Dan Santat is the artist for the 2014 early literacy and children's programs "Fizz, Boom, Read!" He has worked in various industries including an environmental artist in the video game industry and editorial work for many periodicals. Dan’s publishing debut came in 2004 with his first picture book, The Guild of Geniuses, by Arthur A. Levine Books. Dan has since gone on to illustrate many more books, including Otto Undercover by Rhea Perlman, Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett, which won the 2007 Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators, and the New York Times Best Seller, Because I'm Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa. In 2011, Dan released his first graphic novel, Sidekicks, which won the 2013 Rhode Island State Book Award. To learn more about Dan, visit his website at dansantat.tumblr.com

The design for the teen theme "Spark a Reaction" was created by Tim O'Brien. An illustrator and portrait painter whose detailed and imaginative illustrations have been published by many periodicals, Tim has designed several U.S. postage stamps and has more than a dozen paintings in the collection of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. Tim is a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and lectures frequently across the country. Visit his website at obrienillustration.com.

Larry Jones designed the artwork for the adult program theme, "Literary Elements." For more than 23 years, he has had the privilege and joy of creating art in a wide range of styles for a diverse array of clients, including the artwork for the 2012 CSLP adult program theme. See more of Larry's work at larryjonesillustration.com.

Research About the Importance of Summer Reading

Assuring Patron Privacy and Safety During Summer Programs

Issues Regarding Libraries Posting Photos on Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, and Library Webpages

General Child Safety Tips for Summer Reading Programs. As a safety precaution and to protect the privacy of library records, children's reading records should be located in an area or accessed in a way that does not allow members of the public from knowing the children's last name. Contest forms that include children's addresses and/or phone numbers should be put in a container in which they can't be read by passers-by. If children's faces are used on library web pages or if contest winners names are released to the local newspaper, a parental permission slip is strongly encouraged. Many libraries that routinely take pictures during library events include a parental permission slip to allow the library to photograph their child as part of their registration process. This is not a legal requirement, but extra precaution is encouraged whenever minors are involved.

For questions about this information, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (608) 267-5077