Acceptable Use of Clip Art

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission grants Texas Libraries a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce all clip art in the Texas Reading Club manual to promote their libraries and the Texas Reading Club. It may be used to create items such as crafts, t-shirts, programs, and library decorations.

Bookmarks, Borders, Buttons, Certificates, Reading Logs, and More!

This year's Texas Reading Club Artist is G. Brian Karas. His clip art, poster, certificate, and bookmark feature Bunny Brown and Jack Jones from The High Rise Private Eyes series by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by G. Brian Karas and published by Greenwillow Books. In accordance with the artist's contract, the clip art by G. Brian Karas has been inserted into the printed 2003 Texas Reading Club manual and uploaded onto the Texas State Library's web site at www.tsl.texas.govindex.html. Libraries may not upload this clip art onto their web sites. They may, however, link their web pages to the clip art that is uploaded on the Texas State Library web site. The art work in the manual and on the Texas State Library web site may be used by Texas libraries for any library-related purpose, including, but not limited to, Texas Reading Club Promotional materials. This permission is granted by G. Brian Karas through October 31, 2004. After that date, the Texas State Library and Texas libraries may no longer use the clip art. Libraries must insert the following credit underneath the clip art: "copyright G. Brian Karas, 2003."

Public libraries in Texas may use the art work to create items that will be sold only if the proceeds are returned to the library directly or through a Friends of the Library organization and sales are limited to Texas. Direct questions to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 512-463-6623.

Art work may not be changed or modified in any way. Libraries may resize and reverse the clip art, but may not alter it. The name of the library may be added, but the art is owned by the illustrator and should not be touched up, edited, or modified without permission.

To Use Clip Art

  • Start with your text idea.
  • Choose the clip art that best matches your text.
  • Scan or copy the clip art and reduce or enlarge it if needed.
  • Place the scanned clip art in your computer document, or cut it out and paste the clip art to your hardcopy original.
  • Add finishing touches, and print or copy your masterpiece!


Texas Reading Club 2003 Programming Manual / Mission Possible Spy Book!

Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: October 31, 2018