iREAD Committee

News

Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
April 16, 2021
Read on the Wild Side. Reading by Design. Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover. These are just a few examples of some excellent summer reading program themes created by ILA's very own iREAD team.  The chances are that your library, along with…
Committee Spotlight from the ILA Alert
October 17, 2019
The iREAD Committee is a dynamic group of volunteers dedicated to promoting reading, literacy and learning for all ages every year. The main task of the committee is to create content for the iREAD Program every summer, including determinin…

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Events

  1. Sep 17 2021

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Sep 17, 2021 11:00am–3:00pm

    Zoom

  2. Nov 5 2021

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Nov 5, 2021 11:00am–3:00pm

    Zoom

  3. Dec 17 2021

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Dec 17, 2021 11:00am–3:00pm

    Zoom

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Committee Charge

The Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development (iREAD) program is a coordinated, self-supporting effort to develop and provide high quality, low cost resources, and products to enable local library staff to promote reading.  The program’s primary audience is kindergarten through grade eight, but provides supplemental materials for preschoolers, teens, and adults.

The program’s goals are:

• to provide a program that supports local library efforts to promote literacy and lifelong learning;

• to provide a forum for grassroots involvement across the state;

• to encourage statewide participation in and use of the iREAD theme;

• to encourage efficient use of local staff time by networking resources across the state;

• to provide high-quality, low-cost products through volume purchase; and

• to provide resources and projects suitable for all sizes of libraries; rural, urban, and suburban.


Committee Composition

The committee is composed of sixteen ILA members: three chairs (chair, future chair, and developing chair); an ambassador, who is the immediate past chair; four coordinators: Resource Guide, showcase, conference booth and publicity; five members to back up coordinators and perform duties as requested by the chairs; and three ex-officio representatives from youth services/the Youth Services Forum, young adult services/the YA Services Forum, and adult services to provide guidance on the supplemental materials geared toward these age groups. Chairs and the Resource Guide Coordinators will serve a three-year term. The other coordinators and members-at-large will serve two-year terms. The ambassador will serve a one-year term. The chairs select the incoming chair, subject to approval by the ILA Vice President/President-Elect.


About iREAD: History, Past Chairs and Themes


Committee Reports


  1. Becca Boland Becca Boland, Chair Advisory Supervisor at Skokie Public Library

    Chair Term ends 06/30/2022

  2. Dawn Abron Dawn Abron, Member Zion-Benton Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  3. Tiffany Breyne Tiffany Breyne, Member Communications Coordinator at Skokie Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  4. Rosie M Camargo Rosie M Camargo, Member Youth Services Desk Assistant at Niles-Maine District Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  5. Kelly Durov Kelly Durov, Member Northbrook Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  6. Erica Hanke-Young Erica Hanke-Young, Member Youth Services Manager at Six Mile Regional Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  7. Meredith "Maisie" Iven Meredith "Maisie" Iven, Member Teen Librarian at Naperville Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  8. Emily Mroczek Emily Mroczek, Member Children's Services Librarian at Naperville Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024

  9. Laura Munoz Laura Munoz, Member Head of Patron Services at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  10. Lauren Pierce Lauren Pierce, Member Reference Librarian at Plainfield Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2024
    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  11. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Member Orland Park Public Library

    Member Term ends 06/30/2023

  12. Ashley Stewart Ashley Stewart, Member Library Director at Caseyville Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  13. Deidre Winterhalter Deidre Winterhalter, Member Assistant Manager of Youth Services at St. Charles Public Library District

    Member Term ends 06/30/2022

  14. Amber Creger Amber Creger, Board liaison Youth Department Director at Schaumburg Township District Library

    Board liaison Term ends 06/30/2022

  15. Donna Block Donna Block, Chair Elect Teen Services Librarian at Niles Public Library District

    Chair Elect Term ends 06/30/2023
    Chair Elect Term ends 06/30/2022

  16. Gretchen Schulz Gretchen Schulz, Chair Elect Tween Librarian at Schaumburg Township District Library

    Chair Elect Term ends 06/30/2024

  17. Alexandra Tyle-Annen Alexandra Tyle-Annen, Ambassador Homer Township Public Library District

    Ambassador Term ends 06/30/2022

  18. Diane Foote Diane Foote, Staff liaison Executive Director at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025

  19. Tina Koleva Tina Koleva, Staff liaison Member Services Manager at Illinois Library Association

    Staff liaison Term ends 06/30/2025


iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

Visit the iREAD website »