Summer Reading Slogans of the Past
The Texas Summer Reading Program
2013 – Dig Into Reading (Children’s and Early Literacy) | Beneath the Surface (Teen) | Groundbreaking Reads (Adult)
The Texas Reading Club and Texas Teens Read!
The Texas Reading Club (TRC) was designed to encourage youth to read for pleasure, retain learning gained during the school year and to promote the role of public and school libraries in early literacy, K-12 and beyond. Each year, a theme was chosen and a programming manual was created by Texas librarians to aid in planning and educational programming. The State Library also provided posters, reading logs, bookmarks, and certificates to support the program. The Texas State Library began contracting with nationally-acclaimed illustrators of children's books to create artwork for the Reading Club in 1991.
The purpose of Texas Teens Read! (TTR) was to encourage teens to read during their summer vacations and become lifelong readers and library users, to establish the library as a safe and engaging space for teens. A statewide theme was selected annually and a handbook was created to assist libraries in planning their summer programs.
|Year||Texas Reading Club Theme/Artist||Texas Teens Read! Theme/Artist|
Get a Clue...At the Library
TSI: Realm of the Unknown
Dig Up a Good Book
Going Global, Staying Connected!
Catch the Reading Express
Within Arms Reach: The Future Is Yours!
Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Joy Fisher Hein
Time Twistin' TTR.09
Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1959-2008
Sail Away With Books!
|chapter - "Sail Away with Your Imagination"|
Reading: The Sport of Champions
|chapter - "Reading: The Sport of Champions!"|
|chapter - "Get Wild...Read!"|
Color Your World...Read!
|chapter - "Color Me Cool!"|
Mission Possible: Spy a Book!
G. Brian Karas
|chapter - "Operation: Top Secret!"|
Read Across Texas!
|chapter - "Travel Quest: Moving Without Motion"|
To the Library and Beyond!
Invent the Future! Read!
Open a Book~On With the Show!
Furry Tails! Funny Tales!
Incredible Dream Machine
Once Upon a Planet
Familiar Faces...Faraway Places!
Lions, and Tigers, and Books...Oh My!
Discover the New World of Reading
|1990||The Secret Code Is...Read|
|1979||In Search of Texas Treasures|
|1978||Come to Chimera!|
|1976||Movin' On...Then and Now|
|1975||Cross-Country with a Hero|
|1974||Take a Giant Step|
|1973||Be a READasaurus|
|1972||Climb a Little This Summer|
|1970||There is No Frigate Like a Book to Take Us Lands Away|
|1966-1969||Vacation Readers Go Everywhere|
|1965||Open Your Future - Read|
|1963||Read! The Fifth Freedom...Enjoy It|
|1962||Read and Watch Your World Grow|
|1959-1961||Texas Reading Roundup|
Digame un Cuento/Tell Me a Story: Bilingual Library Programs for Children and Families - a compilation of the Bilingual Programs Chapters from the 2001 and 2002 Texas Reading Clubs.