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Check out the 2022 Collaborative Summer Library Program artwork — Oceans of Possibilities by Sophie Blackall!

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Read for Adventure, the statewide literacy program, is now underway. Thanks to the OKC Zoo and OG&E, all participating libraries received a kit that included: one copy of the Juniper's Butterfly Garden book, 100 OKC Zoo ticket vouchers, posters and bookmarks.

Children who check out Juniper's Butterfly Garden receive a voucher for four guests to visit the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden for FREE!

Reservations are not required for entry into the Zoo, and Read for Adventure vouchers can be redeemed at any Zoo ticket window. Read the letter from the Zoo about this statewide literacy promotion.

Promote the literacy project on your social media! You can promote the opportunity on your social media channels. Here are a couple of graphics to help:
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More information, coloring pages and list of participating libraries: OKCZoo.org/READFORADVENTURE

NOTE: Previous years' vouchers are no longer valid.

Summer Symposium 2021

To view recordings from all sessions, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe3krHkVt7MZRoD2sOAU0pxA5yLxuKBzF

Content from the 2021 Summer Symposium

Welcome – CSLP Executive Director – Luke Kralik

Keynote – Summer Matters: Making All Learning Count – Liz McChesney

“You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Flyer” – Library Summer Program Marketing Crash Course – Cari Hillman

What’s Great About Your Community: Extending your connections to youth and families – Sara White, Beth Yates, Christy Franzman, Carrie Sanders, Kelsey Hughes, and Leah Larson

Catch the Programming Wave (with Oceans of Possibilities)! – Cathy Lancaster, Deborah Dutcher, and Adrienne Butler

Additional Content

Feeding Your Community: Summer Meals at Libraries – Maged Hanafi, Penny Weaver, Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Devon Andrews, Linda Bartley, Kay Kay DeRossette, Jasmine Zandi, and Kate McCartney

USDA Summer Meals Toolkit
www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-meals-toolkit

CSLP Libraries and Summer Food how-to guide
www.cslpreads.org/libraries-and-summer-food

State-by-state directory of SFSP Administering Agencies
www.fns.usda.gov/contacts/contact-map

Hunger Free Oklahoma, OSDE, and the ODL have partnered to provide Oklahoma children free access to healthy meals. All Oklahoma public libraries are welcome to participate. See how. Also go to Hunger Free Oklahoma for more information.

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