Call for Resource Guide Submissions

The 2021 theme is Reading Colors Your World, which lends itself to a wide range of interpretations and vibrant graphic presentation. The broad motif of “colors” provides a context for exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, as well as developing programming that demonstrates how libraries and reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community. Library patrons, young and old, will be encouraged to develop creativity, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity. The Resource Guide will help you tell the story: “Read a book and color your world!”

Let your imagination and colorful vision lead you to create and submit a proposal for the 2021 iREAD Resource Guide in one of the following categories:

    • Getting Started
      Publicity and Promotion, Registration and Recording, Staff Resources, and Slogans, Jokes, Tweets, and Quotes.
    • Crafts and Maker Ideas 
      Please include a list of supplies, sources for supplies, and step-by-step instructions. An original drawing, sample, and/or photograph would be appreciated.
    • Programming 
      Participatory and Passive Programs, Storytimes, Events, and Presenters
    • Bibliographies and Other Resources
      Fiction and nonfiction books, audio, or films for various ages. Indicate the reading level/interest category: board books, picture books, emergent readers, grades 2-6, teen, adult, or family.

Not sure what to submit? Take a look at the sample proposals and submissions below:

Click here to see sample submissions.

The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2020.

Benefits of submitting a proposal for the iREAD Resource Guide

  • help shape iREAD future programs 
  • share your ideas and programming work with colleagues
  • have your name published in the iREAD Resource Guide 
  • build up your resume
  • receive an official letter and acknowledgement for your contribution 

If you have any questions, please email