Instructions for Using Interactive Forms

About PDF Files

The PDF format is a standardized means of widely distributing documents and forms that may have been created in any of the numerous software packages available on the market today. The Adobe Reader® is free and can be safely downloaded and installed on any computer and it allows a user to view and print any PDF document. The 2011 Texas Reading Club manual is provided in this format to facilitate printing either the entire manual or portions thereof.

This program will also allow you to personalize the reading logs and certificates and then print them on your printer. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SAVE the modified file containing your completed fields to your computer.

Interactive Certificates

The ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ is interactive! Librarians may enter their library‘s name, the child‘s name, their own name, and the date, and print the certificate.

Interactive Time and Title Logs

Reproduce Personalized Reading Logs with the Name of Your Library

The time and title logs that are labeled ‘duplex’ are designed for mass reproduction. The file contains two pages ‘front’ and ‘back’. They are provided in a PDF format. These logs are formatted with two ‘fronts’ on one page and two ‘backs’ on another. The “fronts” and “backs” may be printed double-sided, and may be cut in half to produce two logs with a ‘front’ and ‘back’. These logs have interactive fields in which the name of the library and the final date to turn in the log may be entered

Note: A librarian may also enter the name of a participating child and print an individualized reading log.

Fully Interactive Reading Logs

The logs labeled as ‘interactive’ display both the ‘front’ and ‘back’ sides of the logs on one page. These are provided in both PDF format and in MS Word format which will allow a user to save a partially completed log and update it as necessary.

These fully interactive logs may be uploaded to a library‘s web site so that librarians and children may use them at the library, or children and their families may access them remotely from home. Children and their families accessing the logs remotely may begin recording their reading as soon as summer vacation begins, whether or not they visit the local library. Children may enter the name of the local library, their name and age, titles read or the total time spent reading, and the last day to turn in the log. They may also enter the titles of the books they read, or the amount of time they read throughout the summer. Children may save these logs to their personal computers, and they may print them.


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