iREAD Committee

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.


Events

  1. Dec 7 2018

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Dec 7, 2018 11:00am–3:00pm

    Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravina Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462

  2. Feb 8 2019

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Feb 8, 2019 11:00am–3:00pm

    Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravina Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462

  3. Apr 12 2019

    iREAD Committee Meeting

    Friday, Apr 12, 2019 11:00am–3:00pm

    Orland Park Public Library, 14921 Ravina Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462

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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 size libraries, rural, urban, and suburban.


Committee Reports


Committee Composition

The committee is composed of twelve ILA members: three chairs -- chair, future chair, and developing chair; four coordinators: resource guide, showcase, conference booth, and publicity; and five members-at-large to back up coordinators and perform duties as requested by the chairs. The members-at-large should include young adult and adult services representatives to provide guidance on the supplemental materials geared toward these age groups. Chairs will serve a three-year term. Coordinators and members-at-large will serve two-year terms. The committee shall submit recommendations to the ILA vice-president/president-elect for selection of the iREAD chair.

Past iREAD Chairs — iREAD Themes


  1. Brandi Smits Brandi Smits, Chair Orland Park Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  2. Donna Block Donna Block, Member Teen Services Librarian at Niles-Maine District Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  3. Elizabeth Forkan Elizabeth Forkan, Member Fox River Valley Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  4. Portia Latalladi Portia Latalladi, Member, Chair Elect Chicago Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  5. Kylie L Peters Kylie L Peters, Member Middle School Services Librarian at Geneva Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  6. Dana Russell Dana Russell, Member Aurora Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  7. Sandra Sasal Sandra Sasal, Member Youth & Teen Services Librarian at Bartlett Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  8. Christina Stoll Christina Stoll, Member Indian Trails Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  9. Lexie Walsh Lexie Walsh, Member Washington District Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  10. Nikeda Webb Nikeda Webb, Member Head of Youth Services at Matteson Area Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2020

  11. Nanette Donohue Nanette Donohue, Board liaison Technical Services Manager at Champaign Public Library

    Term ends 06/30/2019

  12. Alexandra Tyle-Annen Alexandra Tyle-Annen, Chair Elect Homer Township Public Library District

    Term ends 06/30/2021


iREAD Summer Reading Programs

The 2018 iREAD theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere! Themed graphics and much more is here!

Visit the iREAD website »