Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1958 - 2008
Remembering the Artwork:
Note: Click on an image and a new window will open with detailed images of that year's artwork.
Click here to view the Jubilee Video!
2008 Texas Reading Club Theme Song: "Celebrate!" by Joe McDermott
Listen to the song (mp3 sound file, 6.7MB)
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission owns the copyright for the Texas Reading Club artwork from 1966-1990. The artists own the copyright for artwork developed for Texas Reading Clubs from 1991-2008.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission grants Texas libraries and librarians a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to reproduce the artwork to promote the 2008 Texas Reading Club, their libraries, and reading. It may be used to create items such as crafts, t-shirts, programs, print promotional items, and library decorations. If a library utilizes artwork in print or on promotional items, the artwork must include the copyright symbol designating either the Texas State Library (artwork from 1990 and earlier) or the artist (artwork from 1991-2008) as copyright holder.
In addition, Texas libraries are granted permission to upload the color artwork and clip art onto their library web sites for the sole purpose of promoting the 2008 Texas Reading Club program, their libraries, and reading. 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 librarians. If a library uploads artwork onto their web sites, the artwork must include the copyright symbol designating either the Texas State Library (artwork from 1966-1990) or the artist (artwork from 1991-2008) as copyright holder.
The artwork may not be altered or modified in any way. Images may not be manipulated and colors may not be changed. It is, however, acceptable for Texas libraries to use a portion 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.
All reproductions of the artwork must credit the Texas Reading Club and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. They must retain the words, “Texas Reading Club” and “The Texas Reading Club is Sponsored by Your Local Library and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.” This text appears on the artwork and must remain on the artwork..
Bookmarks, Borders, Buttons, Certificates, Reading Logs, and More!
Public libraries in Texas may use the artwork to create items for use as incentives, awards, and prizes that are given to children and teens. The artwork is the property of the artist. Please respect her work! All images must include the copyright symbol with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission or the artist 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 artwork should not be touched up, edited, or modified without permission. Color may be added to the clip art only if the same color hues as represented in the poster, bookmark, and certificate are utilized.
The artwork may only be used on items that will be sold if the proceeds are returned to the library directly, or through a Friends of the Library organization, and sales are limited to Texas. Please direct questions to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 512-463-6623.