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Florida Library Youth Program

STEM and space activities

Review STEM and space-themed activities, and share your own. 

Explore the phases of the moon with Oreos, construct solar sails, replicate experiments in space and more. 

2019 summer workshops

The days are getting shorter and winter is getting closer. It is time to start thinking about next summer's library programming!

Find details on dates, locations and presenters for both youth and adult workshops. 

Happy 50th anniversary FLYP!  

FLYP50 celebrates the 50th year of the Florida Library Youth Program. 

Over 146 million youth and families have enjoyed and learned about the library since the program’s inception. 

Each year, library staff present a specific summer theme to tie books and programs together. For a list of past themes, please visit the FLYP Summer Reading Themes and Manuals webpage. 

On the FLYP50 webpage: 

  • You can replicate or adapt activities from past themes.
  • Coloring sheets and graphics are available.
  • Stories from library staff, both past and present, will engage you.
  • Social media entries will provide opportunities to reach a larger audience. 

2018 teen video challenge 

In the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) teen video challenge, teens made videos to:  

  • Encourage others to use public libraries
  • Promote reading all summer long

 Last year’s slogan was Libraries Rock! 

You can check out Florida's 2018 winner and view other video entries from last year's contest.  

Sharing 2018 summer activities

Check out your videos of summer activities

 We'll post each group of videos on YouTube for you to view in preparation for the 2018 Summer Library Program.

FLYP workshop materials 

Check out bibliographies, handouts, and PowerPoints from our workshops.  

Early learning resources 

Check out webinars, library stories, articles, blogs and more on early learning, emergent literacy and school support.  

Chat with Jana!  

Read and subscribe to FLYP Forward  

In this newsletter, Youth Services staff share information, innovative projects, program ideas, insights, book reviews and experiences. 

Florida book awards 

Looking for a great read? Consider the Florida Book Awards winners in the children’s and young adult categories.   

Summer reading 

Additional resources  

Contact us 

Jana Fine, Youth Services Consultant, at [email protected].

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.