Hi Suzanne-
Georgia is very interested in participating in this program. 

Joe Davich

Executive Director, Georgia Center for the Book

Supporting the Literary Arts in Georgia

Decatur Library, 3rd Floor

215 Sycamore St.

Decatur, GA, 30030

404.370.3070, Ext. 2285

404.370.3091 (FAX)

404.734.3639 (Cellular)

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From: "Walker, Suzanne" <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 19:19:20 +0000
Subject: Info on Drawn to Read bookmark project - Indiana, Ohio and YOU!

Hello everyone,


Attached is the information I promised all of you about the Drawn to Read 
bookmark program.  Hans Kellogg from Ball State University is very 
interested in working with some additional states.  I think he has the 
capacity to add five this year.


Please reach out directly to Hans if you have questions.  If the attachment 
gets scrubbed off the email, I’ve copied the content below.





Suzanne Walker

Professional Development Office Supervisor

Director, Indiana Center for the Book

Indiana State Library

140 N. Senate Ave

Indianapolis, IN  46204

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New phone:  317-232-3718







I am excited to hear of your up and coming conference regarding the Center 
for the Book (CFB). If I may, would like to use you as a sounding board to 
explore the expansion of the Drawn to Reading (DTR) bookmark project. Feel 
free to discuss it with your colleagues at your conference. I would love to 
hear any thoughts or questions they may have.


I have included a description below to refresh you with our program.


The Drawn to Reading (DTR) bookmark project has been active since 2002. 
Elementary art students are introduced to graphic communications as a future 
career option. They create artwork, which is used in the production of 
bookmarks to promote art and literacy. Ball State University students 
process the artwork into digital files to be printed. When completed, the 
finished bookmarks are delivered to the CFB at the Indiana State Library. 
This organization distributes the bookmarks to the visitors at the National 
Book Festival in Washington D.C. Since its inception, DTR has produced and 
distributed approximately 500,000 bookmarks. 


In 2012, we included the State of Ohio.  I am interested in expanded beyond 
the neighboring states and am in the process of creating a DTR learning 
module to assist the elementary art teachers in introducing the project to 
their students. The initial emphasis would be to create a “test market” 
to include 5 new states. However, the goal will be to eventually offer DTR 
project to any interested state in the country.


The elementary art teachers would be the recipients of the DTR learning 
module and the kids would create the artwork. Each CFB would introduce DTR 
to elementary art programs in their own state. They would also have the 
ability to define the theme of the artwork. The CFB would collect the 
finished artwork and mail it to Ball State University. Our graphic arts 
students would digitize the artwork and get it ready to be produced.


The printing of the bookmarks might be handled in these various ways.

Ball State University would print the bookmarks.
Finished bookmarks would be distributed to the various states
Finished bookmarks would be mailed to the CFB at the Library of Congress 
before the National Book Festival.
The DTR program could be offered to various graphic communication programs 
at universities around the country. The CFB would act as the liaison between 
the kids and the university programs. They would promote the bookmark 
project to interested elementary art programs and collect the artwork when 
they are finished. The state CFB would act as a cleaning house between the 
elementary programs and their local university.

The graphic arts management program at Ball State University is currently 
going through a transformation. This includes the renovation of our 
building, update of our program, and the plans to acquire a digital press. I 
would like to encourage the companies of digital press whom submit bids to 
be involved with the National Book Festival through the Drawn to Reading 
project. They would gain national recognition through their sponsorship 
while assisting us in the production process. 


As you can see, my thoughts are at an introductory stage. I am open to any 
comments, questions, or ideas you may have. I am particularly interested in 
what might be required if a digital press manufacture would be interested in 
partnering with the National Book Festival.








From: Kellogg, Hans [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:39 AM
To: Walker, Suzanne
Subject: Info on DTR bookmark project




I have include information on our bookmark project along with ideas on its 
implementation. Feel free to review it and discuss it at your conference.