Partner Information

READsquared creates and makes available for free to our subscribers annual Summer Reading Program themes,  in collaboration with its partners.

If you would like to partner with READsquared in creating the best Summer Reading Program experience, contact us.

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. CSLP produces materials designed for CSLP members, public libraries in participating states or systems.

The participating systems and states develop a unified and high-quality promotional and programming product. Participants have access to the same artwork, incentives and publicity, in addition to an extensive manual of programming and promotional ideas.

CSLP began in 1987 when ten Minnesota regional library systems developed a summer library program for children, choosing a theme, creating artwork and selecting incentives that public libraries in the regions could purchase and use. State libraries and systems continue to join and CSLP continues to evolve, but its guiding principle remains the same, librarians sharing ideas, expertise and costs to produce a high-quality summer reading program for children.

Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development (iREAD)

The Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development (iREAD) program is a coordinated, self-supporting effort to develop and provide high-quality, low-cost resources and products to enable local library staff to promote reading. The program’s audience is kindergarten through grade eight, but may provide supplemental materials for preschoolers, teens, and adults.