Children’s Ebook Publisher Xist Creates Vouchers for Library Summer Reading Programs

[Press Release]

Xist Publishing releases eBook Certificates as Summer Reading Program Incentives for Libraries

New Partnership will make eBooks available to more than 100,000 children through the Collaborative Summer Library Program

As libraries are increasingly called upon to provide digital materials, a new partnership seeks to make it easy to help kids turn screen time into reading time this summer.

Xist Publishing, the digital-first children’s publisher, is pleased to announce its national partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to offer its children’s eBooks incentive program to more than 16,000 libraries nationwide as part of CSLP’s children’s summer reading program.

A selection of nine Xist Publishing eBooks have been packaged into postcard-sized Summer Reading certificates to allow libraries to give kids eBooks as prizes in summer reading programs. The certificates are currently available for purchase from http://xistpublishing.com/cslp

CSLP works with libraries in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. Starting this summer, it will offer Xist Publishing eBooks as part of its 2014 children’s program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!” which will focus on science and math.

“CSLP is dedicated to bringing exciting new partnerships to its member libraries to enhance the programs they currently provide or are considering for the future. Working with Xist Publishing is just another way CSLP brings benefits to our members,” said Karen Yother, Vice President, Collaborative Summer Library Program. “Helping libraries across the country enhance their programs and services with free or low-cost resources benefits not only the member libraries, but their communities as well.”

“Our mission is to help kids develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes, so we’re thrilled to be bringing our books to in this new program,” said Calee Lee, founder of Xist Publishing. “Partnering with CSLP will help librarians put eBooks in the hands of thousands of kids, showing them that great books come in all sorts of packages.”
Xist Publishing joins the Bedtime Math Foundation, National Geographic and the U.S. National Park Service as CSLP partners.

Xist Publishing titles are now available to CSLP members as eBook incentives as well as print and eBooks for library circulation via http://xistpublishing.com/cslp The eBooks are DRM-free, designed to work on a wide range of patron devices, and priced well-below retail for participating libraries.

About Xist Publishing
Xist-Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping kids develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes. Founded in 2011, Xist Publishing currently has a catalog of over 180 titles for baby through middle grade readers. Xist is committed to providing thoughtfully-crafted eBooks to schools and libraries though OverDrive, Baker & Taylor, BiblioLabs, Follett, Mackin, EBSCO and more.
To learn more, visit http://xistpublishing.com
About CSLP
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries. CSLP began in 1987 when ten Minnesota regional library systems developed a summer library program for children, choosing a theme, creating artwork and selecting incentives that public libraries in the regions could purchase and use. State libraries and systems continue to join and CSLP continues to evolve, but its guiding principle remains the same – librarians sharing ideas, expertise and costs to produce a high-quality summer reading program for children. To learn more about CSLP, please visit www.cslpreads.org.

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