Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2019

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 2019 theme is space with a slogan of A Universe of Stories for all age groups.


Webinar Trainings


The winner of the 2018 Teen Video Challenge was the Artesia Public Library


In 2017 parents & caregivers returned impact surveys to 43 public libraries around the state, according to these surveys they reported their child(ren)'s:

  • 80.45% enjoyment of reading increased
  • 76.25% read more voluntarily
  • 72.33% reading skill increased
  • 78.63% amount of reading increased
  • 62.75% verbal communication skills increased
  • 48.98% written communication skills increased
  • 98.76% will continue to bring their child(ren) to the library in the fall
  • 92.63% felt incentives encouraged reading


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


Future Summer Reading Programs:

  • 2020 Fairy tales/Folktales/Mythology/Fantasy- Imagine Your Story, artwork provided by LeUyen Pham
  • 2021 Animals- Tales & Tails, artwork provided by Salina Yoon
  • 2022 Social Justice/Change the World- All Together Now, artwork provided by Sophie Blackall


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.