Illinois Reads 2014

By Matt Metcalf | mmetcalf@wcia.com

Published 03/12 2014 03:09PM

Updated 03/21 2014 01:57PM

SPRINGFIELD -- More than 25 Illinois authors will converge at the Old State Capitol in Springfield tonight to sign books and promote their works in connection with the Illinois Reads Project (http://illinoisreads.org).

Illinois Reads highlights books for Illinois citizens by authors with Illinois connections in an annual reading list. Books are chosen for multiple age groups: Birth-4; K-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-12; Adult. This is the second year that the sponsor of the project, the Illinois Reading Council (www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org) has issued the list.

The event previews the Building Bridges to Literacy conference at which librarians, literacy experts, authors, and teachers gather to brainstorm new opportunities to promote reading at all levels.

"A Reading State of Mind"
March 5, 2014
6:00-8:00pm
Old State Capitol, Springfield
Book Sale, Literacy Awareness, Author Meet-Up

To access the 2014 Illinois Reads list, visit this site: http://illinoisreads.org/booksselectedfor2014

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