Message from Patricia Tylka, IRC President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! We are thrilled to be among the most vital literacy organizations in the country and hope that, if you are not a member, you will consider joining. In addition to a highly successful literacy conference that our organization hosts each year, we work hard throughout the year to support local reading councils across the state in providing a rich variety of resources and programs for educators. Members receive our highly acclaimed journal, a quarterly newsletter, and a monthly e-newsletter. Both of these publications are packed with relevant and interesting articles. The Illinois Reading Council has an exceptionally strong grant program in place -- one that allows us to provide funding to support our members' work with children and young adults in both public and private educational settings. IRC has a variety of committees focusing on topics as varied as international projects, family literacy, educational media, and advocacy just to name a few. Explore this website to learn more about the Illinois Reading Council or call our office at 1-888-454-1341 to learn more about literacy and service in Illinois. We look forward to working with you to promote lifelong literacy.
IRC Conference Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois September 29-October 1, 2016
IRC Wired Wednesday Webinars IRC will be offering webinars on the topic of Unlocking Opportunities in 2016-2017. These webinars will only be for IRC members. More information will be available soon.
Illinois Reads Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois Reads will be a yearly statewide project to promote reading for all Illinois citizens. Six books in six age bands from birth to adult will be selected. The work of Illinois Authors will be highlighted. Visit the Illinois Reads Website for more information.
IRC Professional Development Services IRC PD offers a cadre of educators available for onsite training and custom programs to assist you and your faculty reach all your educational goals.
CIRP Student Conference Stipends CIRP is accepting applications for education majors who attend the 2016 IRC Conference. Applicants must be full-time education majors attending a college or university in Illinois. Up to ten $75 stipends will be awarded. Deadline to apply is September 9, 2016.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association