Summer Reading Program

Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and can help to counter summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The State Library is proud to support libraries in this endeavor.

Check back here often to find more information about the 2021 “Tails and Tales” Collaborative Summer Library Program theme and materials, plus general summer library program (SLP) opportunities and resources.

In response to the public health emergency, the library has revised and adapted their 2021 SRP plans to accommodate current safety practices and requirements.

Looking for something to do in the meantime? Check out our Bookmark Contest!

Children grades Pre-K to 6th grade can submit an original drawing with the Summer theme of Tails & Tales. Winning designs will be printed as the official Rolla Public Library Summer Bookmarks for 2021 and will be used throughout the year starting June 1st. Winners will be selected from 3 groups to ensure an equal representation of artwork from all age groups. Stop by the Library to get your form today OR use the printable form below.


The 2021 Summer Reading Program theme is Animals and Stories, and the slogan for all ages is “Tails and Tales.” The 2021 CSLP program features artwork by Salina Yoon.

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Upcoming CSLP programs

2022: Theme is Oceanography. Slogan “Oceans of Possibility.” Artist is Sophie Blackall.
2023: Theme is Friendship and Kindness. Slogan “All Together Now.”  Artist is Frank Morrison.
2024: Theme is Adventure. Slogan to be determined in fall 2021. Artist is Juana Martinez-Neal.

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