Friday, March 19, 2010

Your vote counts! Summer Reading 2012 slogan vote and 2013 theme vote! Deadline April 2, 2010!

Greetings Friends,

Due to the regional consolidation and the loss of staff and funding, the youth services consultants of each of the six regional library systems have decided to make every effort to continue a statewide summer reading program, provided to you as a member of the new Massachusetts Library System, by joining the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).

Sarah Sogigian, Youth Services Consultant of the Metrowest and Boston Regions, will be representing Massachusetts libraries by attending the CLSP Annual Meeting on April 6-10 in Tacoma, WA. As statewide members, Sarah will represent us in voting on our favorite slogans for the 2012 program, and our favorite theme for 2013 (The collaborative plans well in advance).

Since we want to get all MA librarians' input, we've created an online survey. We invite all staff involved with summer reading to participate! Again, since MA just joined the collaborative, we are not responsible for the selection of themes and slogans, but they do want our thoughts on narrowing it down. There are different slogans for Adults, Teens, and Children.

The survey can be found at this link:

Please take a few minutes to fill out the online survey. Responses are due by Friday, April 2, 2010.

The 2011 general theme for the summer reading program is World Culture/World Travel and the slogans are:

Children's - One World, Many Stories
Teen - You Are Here
Adult - Novel Destination

2011's themes and slogans were decided last year, and our voting privileges begin with the 2012 program.

You may find information about the Collaborative at their website:

Most importantly, you will find information on the upcoming merger of the six regional libraries systems on both our WMRLS Homepage at and on our Friends of WMRLS homepage at

~  Sincerely, Janet Eckert, WMRLS

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