ILA E-Newsletter

Little Critter Says "Don't Forget to Place Your IREAD Order!"
March 26, 2015
Summer's approaching, but there is still time to place your iREAD summer reading order! Orders placed by May 1, will deliver by June 1. Remember, orders are processed as they are received, so order soon for the quickest delivery. Please click here to…
Prevent Summer Slide
March 26, 2015
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.…
Summer 2016: Read -- For the Win
March 26, 2015
We are thrilled to announce our line-up of illustrators for the iREAD 2016 theme: "Read -- For the Win!" Joining us in a celebration of icons of sports and achievement are: Frank Remkiewicz, legendary Froggy artist: Pre-K poster and graphics. Chris R…
April 2015 ILA Reporter on ILA Website
March 19, 2015
Please click here to download the entire April 2015 ILA Reporter in PDF format. This issue includes the following articles: The Whole Story, the Whole Library: Storytelling as a Driving Force by Janice M. Del Negro PDF Download Creating a Folklore of…
ILA Polls Open April 1
March 19, 2015
The ILA Nominating Committee has announced the following candidatesfor election in the spring of 2015: President-Elect (three-year term July 1, 2015 -- June 30, 2018) Pattie Piotrowski, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago April Becker, Hanson P…
Award Nominations Due May 15, 2015
March 19, 2015
Spotlighting Two Awards DEMCO Library Innovative Award This award recognizes a library's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users. The purpose of this award is…
Local Government ILA Initiative Advances in the Illinois General Assembly
March 19, 2015
House Bill (HB) 3434 passed out of the Illinois House Cities and Villages Committee unanimously on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The bill amends the Illinois Local Library Act by providing that any amount the library board believes will be necessary to le…
Nominations Open for Reaching Forward Awards
March 19, 2015
Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Reaching Forward Awards. All nominations are due March 31, 2015. For more information on the awards and the nomination form, please visit the Reaching Forward website.
LIRA Votes to Oppose SB 1951
March 19, 2015
Libraries of Illinois Risk Agency (LIRA) Board voted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 1951. The bill would amend the Freedom of Information Act by deleting language that exempts from copying and inspection: (i) any and all prop…
JCAR Approves New Library System Rules
March 19, 2015
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) approved yesterday changes to the Illinois Library Laws & Rules In Effect March 2015, (23 Ill.Admin.Code 3030).ILA has delayed the publication of a new edition of Illinois Library Laws & Rule…
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.

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