The theme for iREAD’s 2023 summer reading program is "Find Your Voice". The broad theme of self-expression encompasses a variety of mediums for youth and adults to fine their voice: from visual arts to writing, storytelling, music, and so much more
Join your neighbors for the second annual New England Summer Summit! Library staff throughout New England are invited to this free, virtual event focused on all things summer. With sessions for children's, teen, and adult services all library staff involved in planning for summer programming are encouraged to participate.
OLIS provides public libraries with an iREAD Resource Guide to support library staff in motivating children, young adults, and adults to read and learn. If the SRP contact at your library has not received information about accessing the 2023 guide contact Danielle Margarida prior to June 1, 2023. The guide will not be available for download after June 1, 2023.
Programming development resources can be found in Chapter 2 (folder 01 2023 Resource Guide PDF files, file name 02_2023_Program Development_pgs 65_104.pdf).
Programming ideas can be found in Chapter 3 (folder 01 2023 Resource Guide PDF files, file name 3_2023_Programming_pgs 105-156.pdf).
Arts, Crafts, DIY, and Maker Projects
Arts & crafts resources can be found in Chapter 4 (folder 01 2023 Resource Guide PDF files, file name 04_2023_ArtsCraftsDIYMaker_pgs 229-270.pdf).
iREAD has also developed iREAD 2023: Find Your Voice! Fonts Flier that you can use as reference when creating marketing materials and announcements. The flier is also posted on the iREAD website help page. Some of the original fonts that you see on iREAD posters were hand drawn by the illustrators and we have done our best to find the font that is as close as possible to what you see on posters.
Please keep in mind that these websites are not tested or endorsed by iREAD.