February 20, 2017

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Collaborative Summer Library Program Launches 2013 Teen Video Challenge

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) has launched the 2013 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for young adults to get involved with reading and their CSLP Beneath the Surfacepublic library’s summer reading program. Kids across the country are invited to create a 30- to 90-second video with their unique interpretation of the 2013 teen slogan “Beneath the Surface” in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard by a national audience.

Each CSLP member state that chooses to participate in the 2013 Teen Video Challenge will organize and carry out their own competition to select their state winner. The winning video from each participating state will be named one of the CSLP 2013 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

A prize of $275 will be awarded to the creators of the winning state video, and their public library will receive prizes worth $125 from CSLP and Upstart, a supplier of library promotional materials and reading incentives. Winners will be announced by CSLP in spring 2013. For full details about the contest and to find out how to enter your state’s competition, visit www.cslpreads.org.

CSLP is a grassroots consortium of member states working together to provide children, teens, and families with summer reading programs and promotional materials for public libraries.

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