Tri-Lakes Reading Council

2017-2018

Tri-Lakes Reading Council Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 5th, 4pm

Cutter Morning Star Elementary School

Cutter Morning Star Elementary School

The meeting will be in the media center.

Refreshments begin at 4:00 p.m.; regular business meeting begins at 4:15 p.m. There will be great door prizes to be given away! Come join us for a terrific networking opportunity!


Join Tri-Lakes Reading Council

The Arkansas Reading Association (ARA) is an organization whose members promote reading and literacy for people of all ages. The ARA state organization is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association and has a membership of almost 1500 educators.

Membership in ARA provides the following valuable literacy opportunities:

    • Community Involvement
    • Annual Conference
    • Scholarships/Grants
    • Publications
    • Recognition
    • Networking

Your $20 fee includes membership at the state and local council level.

https://ara8.wildapricot.org/join-ara/

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Tri-Lakes Reading Council Officers 2017-2018

President- Ronda Hughes, Library Media Specialist, Fountain Lake Middle School, rhughes@flcobras.com

Membership/Treasurer- Wendy Burfeind, Library Media Specialist, Fountain Lake Elementary School, wburfeind@flcobras.com

Secretary- Heather Hughes, Library Media Specialist, Cutter Morning Star Elementary School, heather.hughes@cmseagles.net

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Make Plans to Attend!

Author Mark Spencer will be our guest speaker at our October 10, 2017 meeting at Fountain Lake Middle School in the Library Media Center. Mark will share his story of renovation of an old Arkansas mansion that led him to author two books about it's tainted history.

2nd Annual Garland County READS

Is a reading initiative in which Tri-Lakes Reading Council has teamed up with all seven Garland County School Districts to make Garland County a community that loves reading.


  • Cutter Morning Star
  • Fountain Lake
  • Hot Springs
  • Jessieville
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Lakeside
  • Mountain Pine

This fall we will be reading Ralph S. Mouse by B. Cleary. Our 2nd annual reading kick-off will be October 3, 2017 at Transportation Depot from 5:00p.-7:00pm. Come and enjoy the first chapter of the book, food, and games.

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Conference Registration

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Participating in a professional community:


  • This is a great opportunity to become a member of a professional group
  • SAVE MONEY! One of the least expensive organization for professionals to join.
  • Membership dues support literacy in out communities, state, and internationally.
  • It is not too late to join! https://ara8.wildapricot.org/join-ara/