Fizz, Boom, Read!
¡Pum, Paf, a Leer!
Fizz, Boom, Read!
¡Pum, Paf, a Leer!
Spark a Reaction
Enciende una Reacción
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.
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
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.
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
- The Dominican Study: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap (2010) examined the impact of public library summer reading program on student achievement gslis.dom.edu/sites/default/files/documents/IMLS_finalReport.pdf
- The New York State Library published The Importance of Summer Reading: Public Library Summer Reading Programs and Learning in 2010 (updated 2011). www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/brief01.pdf
- The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, published Reading Takes You Places: A Study of a Web-based Summer Reading Program 2007. ala.org/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/slmrb/slmrcontents/volume10/lu_reading
- The Collaborative Summer Library Program links to studies showing that public library summer reading programs enhance student achievement. cslpreads.org/learning-tools/summer-reading-research.html
- The National Summer Learning Association serves as a network hub for thousands of summer learning program providers and stakeholders across the country. Research links can be found on their association publications webpage. summerlearning.org/?page=association_pubs
- Talking points from DPI about the value of summer library programs. dpi.wi.gov/pld/pdf/slp-points.pdf
- Closing the Summer Reading Gap: You Can Make a Difference! Reading Today April 2008. Linda B. Gambrell is Distinguished Professor of Education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University. www.reading.org/General/Publications/ReadingToday/RTY-0804-summer.aspx
Assuring Patron Privacy and Safety During Summer Programs
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.