Teens, the State Library is looking for videos.

The library is again taking part in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge. The national video competition encourages teens to get involved with reading and their public libraries’ summer reading programs. Teens enter by creating a public service announcement that inspires others to read and visit libraries during the summer.

The winning video from each participating state will be announced in the spring and used by public libraries nationally to promote summer reading. The creators of the winning state video will be awarded $150, and their associated public library will receive prizes worth $50 from the CSLP and Upstart. The deadline for video submission is April 1.

The CSLP is a grass-roots consortium of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the U.S., its territories, and the Cayman Islands that works together to provide high-quality summer reading materials for libraries to use in their summer programs with children, teens and adults.

Rules and details for the challenge can be found on the State Library’s website, www.state.lib.la.us. For more information, visit www.cslpreads.org/. Click Literacy and Reading, then Summer Reading Program, and scroll to Teen Video Challenge. The winning videos may be used by teens and public libraries to promote summer reading nationwide.