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Summer Reading Programs

North Dakota participates in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). CSLP is a nonprofit, charitable organization that supports literacy, education and science through summer reading events in public libraries across the United States. CSLP works to develop interest in reading and library use. This includes development and implementation of summer reading programs used nationwide, public service announcements, and other activities which promote reading and library use. Every year, CSLP publishes a themed summer reading manual, which contains valuable information for planning, promoting, and hosting a successful summer reading program.

Request your 2023 manual here.

2023 Summer Reading
All Together Now Summer Reading logo

The North Dakota State Library will be conducting Summer Reading Workshops a bit differently this upcoming year. We will be using a train-the-trainer format, where six public librarians have volunteered to meet, discuss, and then share their ideas with you! All trainings will be conducted in February, with each lasting three hours in total.

The theme this upcoming year is "All Together Now." This theme centers around kindness, friendship, and unity. All sessions will run from 9am to 12pm CT.

Register here for Summer Reading 2023 Workshops!

February 3, 2023: Valley City Summer Reading Workshop
Location: Valley City Barnes County Public Library

February 13, 2023: Grand Forks Summer Reading Workshop
Location: Grand Forks Public Library

February 14, 2023: Mandan Summer Reading Workshop
Location: Morton Mandan Public Library

February 17, 2023: Minot Summer Reading Workshop
Location: Minot Public Library

February 22, 2023: Williston Summer Reading Workshop
Location: Williston Community Library

Useful Websites

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP)
National Summer Learning Association


If you have any questions about summer reading programs in North Dakota, please email

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