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!

Slideshow that shows poster images from 1968 to 2008. Examples of titles inlcude Be a Readasaures, Jungle Journey, Come to Chimera, Sports Splash, Space Capers, and Magical Mysteries

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
2012 Get a Clue...At the Library
Bruce Hale
TSI: Realm of the Unknown
Kim Doner
2011 Dig Up a Good Book
Keith Graves
Going Global, Staying Connected!
Christy Stallop
2010 Catch the Reading Express
Kim Doner
Within Arms Reach: The Future Is Yours!
Angela Martini
2009 Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
Joy Fisher Hein
Time Twistin' TTR.09
Emily Fiegenschuh
2008 Texas Reading Club Jubilee: 1959-2008
Janet Stevens
Game On!
Rod Espinosa
2007 Sail Away With Books!
Diane Stanley
chapter - "Sail Away with Your Imagination"
2006 Reading: The Sport of Champions
Frank Remkiewicz
chapter - "Reading: The Sport of Champions!"
2005 Go Wild...Read!
Michael Austin
chapter - "Get Wild...Read!"
2004 Color Your World...Read!
Diane Greenseid
chapter - "Color Me Cool!"
2003 Mission Possible: Spy a Book!
G. Brian Karas
chapter - "Operation: Top Secret!"
2002 Read Across Texas!
James Warhola
chapter - "Travel Quest: Moving Without Motion"
2001 To the Library and Beyond!
Mark Teague
 
2000 Invent the Future! Read!
Brian Floca
 
1999 Open a Book~On With the Show!
Raúl Colón
 
1998 Furry Tails! Funny Tales!
Lynn Munsinger
 
1997 Incredible Dream Machine
Alexandra Day
 
1996 Ready...Set...Read!
Kevin Henkes
 
1995 Once Upon a Planet
Denise Fleming
 
1994 Familiar Faces...Faraway Places!
David Wisniewski
 
1993 Lions, and Tigers, and Books...Oh My!
Felicia Bond
 
1992 Discover the New World of Reading
Steven Kellogg
 
1991 Camp Wanna-Read
James Marshall
 
1990 The Secret Code Is...Read  
1989 Creature Features  
1988 Trailblazers, Stargazers  
1987 Animal Antics  
1986 Celebrate Texas  
1985 Awesome Adventure  
1984 Magical Mysteries  
1983 Reading Rodeo  
1982 Space Capers  
1981 Monster Madness  
1980 Sports Splash  
1979 In Search of Texas Treasures  
1978 Come to Chimera!  
1977 Jungle Journey  
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  
1971 Dangerous Mission  
1970 There is No Frigate Like a Book to Take Us Lands Away  
1966-1969 Vacation Readers Go Everywhere  
1965 Open Your Future - Read  
1964 records unavailable  
1963 Read! The Fifth Freedom...Enjoy It  
1962 Read and Watch Your World Grow  
1959-1961 Texas Reading Roundup  
1958 Space Flight  

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.

Page last modified: September 19, 2013