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.

Summer 2020 been reimagined! Libraries are offering online, virtual programming and curbside service for books and reading logs. The State Library along with the New Mexico Library Foundation is offering free, online programming along with an online reading log for participating libraries. More information can be found on our new Summer Reading site.


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.

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