September 9, 2014: Illini Reading Councilwill host the 2nd Annual Meet and Greet Book Tasting from 4:00-6:00 pm at Art Mart, 127 Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana, Illinois. Please Illini members for a stress free after school event to network with coworkers and other local teachers. Bert Crossland from Crossland Literacy will join us for to talk about professional books from Heinemann, BookSource, and Okapi.
October 2-4, 2014: Illinois Reading Council will host the 47th Annual IRC Conference, Harvesting the Fruits of Literacy, in Springfield, Illinois. Please take a moment to peruse the online Conference Preview. Housing and Registration forms will be available in the Conference Preliminary Program in May!
October 18, 2014: Illini Reading Council will sponsor Author Janice Harrington at the Youth Literature Festival at I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S First St Champaign, ILLINOIS. This all day event is FREE. Contact Cheryl VanHoy at 217-840-2042 or Cheryl@readbydesign.com for more information.
November 1, 2014: Illini Reading Council and Vermilion Valley Reading Council will co-sponsor Excellent Literacy Instruction in Domain 3 with Gail Huizinga from 9:00-11:30 AM at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S New St. Champaign, Illinois. Registration is $10.
April 21, 2015: Illini Reading Council will host a Happy Hour with ISBE Speakers Lisa Ward and Jill Brown from 4:30-6:30 PM at a location to be determined. Registration is $10 for this event.
July 17-20, 2015: International Reading Associationwill host the 60th Annual Convention, Transforming Lives Through Literacy, in St. Louis, Missouri. To find out more about this convention, check out the Annual Convention section at www.reading.org.
Illini Officers at Grand Bear in July 2011. Pictured from left to right are: Micki Mannino, Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Cheryl VanHoy, Mary Kay Thompson, and Barbara Ragheb. Not pictured: Katrina Tammen Reber.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Reading Association