The Collaborative Summer Library Program has announced their 2017 theme, "Build a Better World" to encourage students in grades K-8 to read for the summer of 2017. This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
Many of our artists have created wonderful songs about favorite children's books which we think your children will love! After all, music provides us with a natural and rhythmic way to learn.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
Children are motivated to read.
Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
2016 Theme: On Your Mark, Get Set . . . READ!
On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! – Steve Blunt
2014 Theme: Fizz, Boom, Read
Experiment With Reading: Fizz, Boom, Read! – Steve Blunt
2013 Theme: Dig Into Reading
Dig Into Reading– Steve Blunt
2012 Theme: Dream Big!
Dream Big—Read! – Steve Blunt
2011 Theme: One World, Many Stories
One World, Many Stories – Steve Blunt
One World, Many Stories – Two of a Kind
Songs Inspired by Classical Children's Books
Abdul Gasazi’s Garden – Sam Jones
A Boy, A Dog, and a Frog – Recess!
All Around The Pond – Sam Jones
A Story, A Story – Recess!
At The Great Ball Game – Sam Jones
Big Bushy Mustache – Sam Jones
Cool Books (Common Core K-1 Exemplars) – Recess!
The Dot – Liz Buchanan
Dream Big—Read! – Steve Blunt
Frog and Toad Forever – Recess!
The Gingerbread Girl Rap – Jim Rule
The Gingerbread Man – Ron Brown
The Gingerbread Man – Susan Harrison
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss – Songs For Teaching®
Harriet the Spy – Two of a Kind
Hey There, Goldilocks – Ron Brown
Hi! Fly Guy – Recess!
Jalapeno Bagels – Sam Jones
Jamaica Louise James – Sam Jones
Julius – Sam Jones
Keep On Reading – Jack Hartmann
Kitten's First Full Moon – Recess!
The Lamplighter – Robert Louis Stevenson
Literacy in Motion – The Learning Station
Little Bear – Recess!
Little Henny Penny – Ron Brown
The Little Red Hen – Fran Avni
The Little Red Hen – Ron Brown
The Lion and the Mouse – Jack Hartmann
Looking Glass River – Robert Louis Stevenson
Miss Lucy Had a Baby – Traditional Song
Moses Goes To A Concert – Sam Jones
Mr. Popper's Penguins – Recess!
Mrs. Brown Went To Town – Sam Jones
My Shadow – Robert Louis Stevenson
My Shadow (in Span. & Eng.) – Jim Rule
The Nights of the Pufflings – Sam Jones
Officer Buckle and Gloria – Sam Jones
Pancakes for Breakfast – Recess!
Pepita Knows Two Languages – Sam Jones
Poppa’s Pants – Sam Jones
The Ramona Quimby Blues – Sam Jones
Ranger Dockett – Sam Jones
Read a Book – Two of a Kind
Slow and Steady – Susan Harrison
Surfing with the Seals – Sam Jones
Stone Soup – Stephanie Burton
Swimmy – Two of a Kind
The Tortoise and the Hare – Liz Buchanan
The Three Bears Rap – Ron Brown
The Three Little Pigs – Ron Brown
The Three Little Pigs Rap – Jim Rule
Three Pig Jig – Andrew Queen
Thunder Cake – Sam Jones
Trapped in the Icy South Pole – Sam Jones
The Ugly Duckling Blues – Susan Harrison
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Liz Buchanan
Wild Things – Two of a Kind