Appropriate Use of the Theme Song

"Celebrate!" by Joe McDermott

The theme song, "Celebrate!", by Joe McDermott, may be used by Texas librarians to promote the 2008 Texas Reading Club, Texas libraries, and reading. Librarians may play or perform the song on public library premises in the State of Texas, and in Texas schools and child care centers for the purpose of promoting the Texas Reading Club, and at any free outreach program. Texas librarians who play the audiorecording or perform the song must provide credit to Joe McDermott to all audiences.

The song may be used only for non-profit purposes. Libraries may not reproduce the sound file for distribution or sale. To use the song for broadcast purposes with PSA's, commercials, etc., permission must be obtained from the Performing Vendor. Please contact Joe McDermott at or 1-512-339-9528 to request permission.

The song may be uploaded onto individual library websites, provided that the following statement is included.

"Words and Music by Joe McDermott, � 2007. For more information on Joe McDermott and his library/school programs, contact Louise McDermott at 1-512-339-9528."

For more information, please contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at

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