acceptable use of artwork

This year’s Texas Reading Club artist is Diane Greenseid and Diane Greenseid possesses the copyright to the artwork she created for “Color Your World… Read!” In accordance with the artist’s contract, clip art by Diane Greenseid has been inserted into the printed 2004 Texas Reading Club manual, the CD-ROM version of the manual, and uploaded onto the Texas State Library’s Web site at and the CD-ROM and online versions of the manual also contain the color artwork. Texas libraries are granted permission to use the color artwork and clip art for the sole purpose of promoting the 2004 Texas Reading Club program.

In accordance with the artist’s contract, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission grants Texas Public Libraries a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce all color artwork and 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. The color artwork and clip art may be uploaded onto Texas library web sites. Artwork or clipart images on library web sites must not have the ability to be downloaded or copied. If a library displays the artwork on a web site, the library is obligated to clearly state that it is for use only by Texas libraries and the artwork must carry the copyright symbol with Diane Greenseid listed as copyright holder.

The Color Artwork on the certificate, poster, and bookmark may not be altered or modified in any way. Images may not be manipulated and colors may not be changed. It is, however, acceptable to use a part of the artwork for promotion. For example, an image of a specific character or a portion of the artwork may be pulled from the whole art piece and placed on a button, flyer, or other promotional item.

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

Public libraries in Texas may use the art work to create items for use as incentives, awards, and prizes that are given to children. The art work is the property of the artist. Please respect her work! All images must include the copyright symbol with Diane Greenseid listed as copyright holder. 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. The clip art may have color added to it only if the same color hues as represented in the poster, bookmark, and certificate are utilized.

The art work may be used on 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, 512-463-6624.

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 2004 Programming Manual / Color Your World...Read!

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

Page last modified: June 14, 2011