Call for Resource Guide Submissions

The theme for iREAD 2023 is Find Your Voice. Our voices have power. We use our voices to share stories, express ourselves, and spark change. Our voices include not only the sounds we make, but the words we write, the art we create, the movements we perform, and the actions we take each day to impact our world. iREAD 2023 Find Your Voice will provide a context for exploring books, history, social justice, and STEAM fields as well as develop library programs and services that empower patrons of all ages to make their voices heard. 

Let your imagination and vision lead you to create and submit a proposal for the 2023 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
    • Decorations and Displays 
      Please include a list of supplies, sources for supplies, and step-by-step instructions.
    • 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? View sample submissions here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 21, 2022. 

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

If you have any questions, please email