Dig Up a Good Book


Theme Song

By Sue Young

Dig Up a Good Book Theme Song

(Spoken)


Un libro bueno es un tesoro


mejor que monedas de plata y oro.

If you wanna have a blast.


I know a place you can explore.


There's ancient creatures from the past,


triceratops and stegosaur.

There's no telling what you'll find


If you dig deep - it's a gold mine.


So grab a book and take a peek


If buried treasure's what you seek.

Chorus


Dig up a good book.


It's not very hard to do.


Dig up a good book.


You'll learn something new.


All you need is your curiosity


And to know your ABC's.


Dig up a good book.

Go anywhere you want to go.


Be anything you want to be.


Take a trip on a UFO,


Or dig a tunnel under the sea.

You can hide a bone just like a dog,


Or burrow down like a hedgehog.


Pick up a shovel and a hoe,


Plant a seed and watch it grow.

Chorus


Dig up a good book.


It's not very hard to do.


Dig up a good book.


You'll learn something new.


All you need is your curiosity


And to know your ABC's.


Dig up a good book.


Dig up a good book.

Acceptable Use of the Theme Song

The theme song, "Dig Up A Good Book," by Sue Young, may be used by Texas librarians to promote the 2011 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 Sue Young 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 Sue Young at sue@sueyoungmusic.com or 512-323-2414 to request permission.

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

"Words and Music by Sue Young, ©2011. For more information on Sue Young and her library/school programs, please contact Sue Young at 512-323-2414 or visit her web site at http://www.sueyoungmusic.com/. Thanks to the Production Block Studio in Austin Texas for providing audio recording, engineering and mixing.”

For more information about the Acceptable Use of the Theme Song, please contact Christine McNew, Youth Services Consultant, at christine.mcnew@tsl.texas.gov.

Instructions for downloading the Theme Song

  1. Right click on the link to "Listen to the Song".
  2. Highlight "Save Target As" (in Internet Explorer) or "Save Link As" (in Firefox).
  3. Select a folder to save the song in. It will save as an MP3 file.
  4. Click on the file and it will open and play.

The Library Garden


Piggyback Theme Song

By Sally Meyers

(Sing to the tune of "B-I-N-G-O." Pause before last word in each stanza to give the children time to think of different responses.)

Dig, dig, dig with me!


Meet me at the library!


There're lots of books for us to see,


Won't you please dig with me!

Slimy worms crawl underground,


Through muddy soil and slim-oooooo!


Dig, Dig, Dig with me,


Squishy, Squishy, it will be,


Wait! What's this I see?


I found a book 'bout…… EARTHWORMS!

Potatoes grow beneath the ground,


They need sunshine and water.


Dig, Dig Dig with me,


Look! What will it be?


Wait! What's this I see?


I found a book 'bout…… GARDENS!

Seeds are planted in the soil,


They grow into bright flowers.


Dig, Dig, Dig with me,


Pull weeds gently, 1-2-3,


Wait! What's this I see?


I found a book 'bout….. DAISIES! ………..Roses

Some fruits grow great big and round,


Yum! They're sweet and tasty!


Dig, Dig, Dig with me,


Vines creep wild and free,


Wait! What's this I see?


I found a book 'bout….. MELONS!

Dig, dig, dig with me!


Meet me at the library!


There's lots of books for us to see,


Won't you please dig with me!

 



Texas Reading Club 2011 Programming Manual / Dig Up a Good Book!


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

Page last modified: June 14, 2011