The Texas Summer Reading Program for Teens
Join the Underground Movement! The Texas Summer Reading Program, as part of our new state-wide participation in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), offers libraries a fun new program based on an "underground" theme for 2013. The Teen "Beneath the Surface" reading program helps teens discover the joys of reading, creates excitement with fun programming, and helps establish participants as lifelong readers.
Visit the Texas Summer Reading Program page for a general description of all the new programs, encompassing adult, teen, children's and early literacy elements. And for all the details of how to register with cslpreads.org, how to obtain a program manual, where to order your free materials, and more, check out our CSLP participation page.
The teen program theme for 2013 is "Beneath the Surface", and the artist is Duncan Long, who has worked as a writer and illustrator for several decades. He has also written a number of books, most of which he illustrated. Visit his website at www.duncanlong.com.
Future Themes for the Teen Program
2013 Teen Video Challenge
Have your local teens create a video promoting summer reading for libraries, using their interpretation of the 2013 CSLP teen slogan "Beneath the Surface," and your teen could win $275 for themselves and a $125 award for your library. Any teen, aged 13 -18, can enter in the state where they reside. Videos can be created individually or as a team. For all the details, visit our Teen Video Challenge page or the Teen Video Challege section of cslpreads.org. You will need to be logged in on cslpreads.org to access full promotional information for libraries as well as the information for the teen applicants.
Past Themes - Texas Teens Read!
The purpose of Texas Teens Read! was to encourage teens to read during their summer vacations and become lifelong readers and library users, to establish the library as a safe and engaging space for teens. A statewide theme was selected annually and a handbook was created to assist libraries in planning their summer programs. Click a link below for information regarding the clubs of the past.