Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2020


The New Mexico State Library proudly supports summer reading programs at public libraries throughout the state. As a member of the Collaborative Summer Library Program, NMSL sponsors public libraries membership to join in this national consortium. The 2020 theme is folktales/fairy tales/fantasy/mythology with a slogan of Imagine Your Story for all age groups.

In 2019 parents & caregivers returned impact surveys to 54 public libraries around the state, according to these surveys they reported their child(ren)'s:

  • 79.66% enjoyment of reading increased (or was not applicable)
  • 78.34% read more voluntarily (or was not applicable)
  • 75.22% reading skill increased (or was not applicable)
  • 81.34% amount of reading increased (or was not applicable)
  • 64.37% verbal communication skills increased (or was not applicable)
  • 56.20% written communication skills increased (or was not applicable)
  • 98.34% will continue to bring their child(ren) to the library in the fall
  • 93.72% felt incentives encouraged reading


For more information on the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) visit their website.


Future Summer Reading Programs:

  • 2021 Animals- Tales & Tails, artwork provided by Salina Yoon
  • 2022 Oceanographgy (slogan TBD) artwork provided by Sophie Blackall
  • 2023 All Together Now (theme TBD), artwork provided by Frank Morrison


Previous  years' librarian surveys:


Do you have plans this summer? Head to your local public library to celebrate!


This program is funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of New Mexico through the New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.