Illinois Valley Reading Council

Fall 2019

Back-to-School Event

Thursday, Aug. 29th, 4:30pm

1211 South Main Street

Morton, IL

"To Student Engagement and Beyond"

Presented by Bailey Cavanah, Barb Baker and Jenny Bredemeier


Howdy partners! This is an energetic, fun, and hands-on presentation that focuses on best practices to engage and inspire students and teachers with ideas and content from the Get Your Teach On Conference! Student engagement is the main focus with ways to tie in STEM included. We will share ways to get started and professional book recommendations with additional resources..


Registration and light meal: 4:30 p.m.

IVRC Business Meeting: 5:15 p.m.

Presentation: 5:30 p.m.

1 Professional Hour available.

Please RSVP: Regetta Wharram - mr.wharram@gmail.com

Illinois Reading Council Conference - October 3-4, 2019

This year's theme is "Literacy in the Spotlight"! Once again, the conference will be held in downtown Peoria, on Thursday and Friday, October 3-4th. Deadline for early registration is September 5th. Presenters include: Cornelius Minor, Regie Routman, Donalyn Miller, Jennifer Serravallo, Kylene Beers, Robert E. Probst, Jon Scieszka, Aaron Reynolds, among many others. This is a wonderful conference with lots of great literacy information and materials! See the IRC website for conference registration.

Mark Your Calendar!

November 6, 2019 - Wednesday Webinar showing at Morton Cinemas 6:30 p.m. IVRC event


Additional Wednesday Webinars available starting September 4 - June 3. See IRC website!


November 15, 2019 -Family Reading Night! Get your school families reading.


March 5, 2020 - Anderson's Bookshops at So Chic, Morton 4:30 p.m - IVRC event