International Projects for Councils

Note: We appreciate your patience as we continue to update the materials found on the Councils Leaders section of the website with the new International Literacy Association name and logo. The Council Advisory Team will send a communication with specifics related to councils' use of the new logo once this work has been completed.

There are many worthwhile activities for councils to undertake, from book drives to professional development events. We're pleased to offer suggestions and tips for program planners. Of course, the best way to find out what projects hold greatest appeal is to ask your members!

In addition to unique projects planned and conducted by your council independently, there are several programs in which many councils have participated. These are described below.

International Literacy Day

Many councils organize events to mark this day, celebrated each year on September 8.

Sponsored memberships

As a council leader, you are part of IRA’s worldwide network of reading professionals. Help promote literacy around the globe by working with your council to sponsor IRA memberships for educators in countries with developing economies. In this way, you can help bring top-quality IRA resources to teachers who could otherwise not afford them.

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