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It is a great pleasure to present this Texas Teens Read! 2011 manual, based on the theme, Going Global, Staying Connected! The manual features eight programs written by Texas librarians designed to bring teens to the library for summer fun and to provide experiences that build positive developmental assets.
The manual features artwork, including posters, certificates, bookmarks, and clip art, created by illustrator, Christy Stallop. You may read about Ms. Stallop in the About the Artist section of this manual.
The Young Adult Round Table (YART) Texas Teens Read! Advisory Committee (TTRAC) advises TSLAC in the development of the Texas Teens Read! programby proposing annual themes, nominating artists to create artwork, and co-sponsoring programs about the manual and artwork at annual Texas Library Association conferences. My greatest thanks go to YART and TTRAC Chairs past and present, and to the Texas Teens Read! Advisory Committee members who contributed so much to develop this program. Several members of the TTRAC wrote the eight outstanding programs for the manual, for which I am very grateful. You may read about the authors in the About the Authors section of this manual.
I would like to thank Dawn Vogler, Manager of Continuing Education at TSLAC, for her ongoing support of Texas Teens Read!, and the staff at the Texas State Library who produce the online manual and coordinate the reproduction and distribution of the artwork, especially Michael Shea, JoAnn Estrada, and Jaime Reyes.
Finally, my enormous gratitude goes to the librarians in public and school libraries who are partners with the Texas State Library in providing Texas Teens Read! to teens throughout Texas.
Texas Teens Read! Program Manager
Christine McNew is the Youth Services Consultant for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the Manager of Texas Teens Read!