Ellison Education recently attended the annual Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) meeting. The event took place in Rhode Island from April 14th-17th. We were pleased to present our award winning Prestige Pro machine and our 2015 lineup of CSLP-related dies to the attendees, including two library representatives from each state!
In case you're not familiar with CSLP, it's goal is to engage children attending libraries over the summer. It includes much more than "just" reading - CSLP goals include making learning fun with hands-on arts and crafts activities, and helping students avoid "the summer slide". The CSLP serves both schools and the community at large, and Ellison products are perfect for engaging readers and crafters of all ages!
Ellison's Presentation & 2015 CSLP Offering
We were thrilled to both exhibit and present at the event. Education Manager Saema Khwaja gave a presentation, and when she asked attendees whose libraries had Ellison machines, nearly everyone raised their hands. Humbled and pleased, Saema went on to share our 2015 CSLP lineup - dies that will work perfectly with their existing equipment to enhance their summer programs in countless ways!
This summer's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story", and we have so many products that are perfect for this theme, including these Superheroes Dies - take a peek!
We also have over 700 free, printable lesson plans that are sure to be helpful and fun for those implementing Collaborative Summer Library Programs. They're divided by topic/curriculum and you can find them here.
We hope you all have a fun, engaging, and informative summer. If you use our dies to create masks and other fun projects, like this Super Librarian and event attendee did, you're sure to have a Super Summer! Happy reading and happy crafting!