Georgia is very interested in participating in this program.
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
From: "Walker, Suzanne" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 19:19:20 +0000
Subject: Info on Drawn to Read bookmark project - Indiana, Ohio and YOU!
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.
Professional Development Office Supervisor
Director, Indiana Center for the Book
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
- 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
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.