Take a Chance on Art

Duke Ellington by Don TateAs most of you know, the Texas coast and some of its libraries took quite a beating this past year. I hope you’ll join the Texas Library Association Disaster Relief Fund in helping these libraries recover. Please consider purchasing one or more $5 raffle tickets. You just might win illustrator Don Tate‘s painting “Duke Ellington.”

Don is the award-winning illustrator/author of more than 25 trade and educational books for children. Plus he’s a super nice guy. As Don explained in an interview on the Cynsations blog, “The piece I donated is actually a character study of jazz great Duke Ellington for a book to be published by Charlesbridge, tentatively titled Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, written by Anna Harwell Celenza.”

With each raffle ticket you buy, you’ll be supporting the Fund’s efforts to help libraries hard hit by Hurricane Ike. To learn more, read interviews with TLA librarian Jeanette Larson and Don Tate. You may purchase tickets at the TLA Conference in Houston on Thursday April 2nd or you may print your raffle tickets and mail them with a check to the TLA office prior to March 20th.

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