Our expanded Summer Reading Program supports the needs of public library youth services. In addition to CATS support of the summer reading programs with incentive prize books that are offered at a discounted bulk rate, this year we are incorporating digital elements into the program. For details, contact your CATS Regional Manager.
Incentive Book Prizes (IBP)
This year there are over 850 unique Summer Reading Prize Incentive title options to order, at a bulk discount rate, for babies to teens. These are available in the Children's & Teen section under Selection Lists in TS360.
From June to August, MUPO access will be available for three select, fun summer reads for teens. Further, these books will be supported with a live author event in July open to all SRP participants* and their patrons. The prize for this program is $179.
Multiple author events will be available for libraries which purchase a minimum of 25 copies from the IBP or purchase the MUPO package. Access to the events will be provided once the required purchases are verified. Scheduled authors listed below.
- June 1st: Theanne Griffith and Lesa Cline-Ransome: Chapter Books, Inspiration and Why Summer Reading is Fun!
- June 30th | 4 p.m. (EST): Nicola Yoon and David Yoon: Book and Character Insights and a Love of YA Fiction.
- July 14th | 4 p.m. (EST): Victoria Jamieson and John Gallagher: Middle Grade Graphic Novels and What Inspires Them.
- July 21st | 3 p.m. (EST): Jen Calonita, Alex Aster and Amy McCullough, moderated by Victor Piniero: Our Latest Titles and Writing for Tweens.
Download event sell sheets, programming and activity kits, posters, bookmarks, cover images and more on our Baker & Taylor CATS Summer Reading Program resource page. Links to prize incentive selection list can also be found there.