Secondary Reading League

"Leaders for Literacy"

Secondary Reading League

Celebrating 50 years as a Special Interest Council of the IRC


Celebrate our 50 years of addressing the needs of middle and high school teachers and those who work in the field of adolescent literacy by joining us for the Day of Reading Conference in November 2018.


Mission Statement

The Secondary Reading League is a statewide council of the Illinois Reading Council. SRL's purpose is to provide opportunities for the formal and informal exchange of ideas related to literacy issues and lifelong learning, with an emphasis on reading and the concerns of secondary educators.

SRL's premier event, the Day of Reading secondary reading conference, brings to the state dynamic young authors and top-notch researchers focusing on adolescent literacy topics.  This full day event allows participants opportunities to network, browse through exhibits, and engage in professional growth. In the spring, SRL presents the newest YA books and author updates. Other events and meetings are scheduled throughout the school year to address pertinent literacy issues. The purpose of these events/meetings is to provide professional development and networking opportunities.

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An IRC Council of Excellence Award Winner 2013-14

An IRC Council of Excellence Award Winner 2012-13

An IRC Council of Excellence Award Winner 2011-12