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Expand Summer Reading Resources with

2017 June 7
by Kate Reagor

You can bring books to life for families, teachers, and your young patrons using resources from, available through the TexShare Databases. These resources include Meet-the-Author movies, author introductions (including name pronunciation), reading guides, and more! For 2017, has put together resources supporting the following CSLP Summer Reading lists:

Early Literacy CSLP Booklist

Children’s CSLP Booklist

Teen CSLP Booklist

You can also create custom reading lists to share with your patrons via email, a link, or a scannable flyer. They can use the lists to access related discussion questions, videos, audio recordings, and more.

Face-to-face training with staff is planned for August 2017 in Abilene, Amarillo, and Odessa. Come meet them and discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read by homeschoolers, as well as supporting literature exploration for all patrons. For more information and to register, see

Quotes from participants in previous classes include:

“I think this is awesome – it will be a big help in learning about books and authors.”

“Very informative and lots of useful tools to share with students and teachers to promote literacy on my campus!”

“Creating SO MANY awesome book lists, customized by interest, age, “readalike,” award winners, etc… so customizable!!! Very helpful in reader advisory. Developing small-group book clubs. Wonderful resources for introducing the book/author, and also directing discussion.”


“Loved it and can’t wait to use it!”

Contact with questions about or to schedule a live webinar. An archived webinar from January 2017 focusing on summer reading program support is also available: TexShare Public Libraries: Summer Reading Webinar.




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