Inland Empire Chapter

Of the California Reading Association

A book is a gift you can open again and again. 
—Garrison Keillor


Thank you to our supporters and affiliates:

California State University San Bernardino

Riverside County Office of Education

San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools

International Literacy Association

California Reading Association 

and others...
















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IERC President

Jeanne Gahagan


The next IEC event is here! Details are in photo. Also included in the $25 will be a light lunch "High Tea" and $5 of the prepaid cost will go towards a pair of glasses needed at an elementary school nearby.


To view the February/March Newsletter click here!

Congratulations to the 2 winners of our Classroom Literacy Grant. They each won $250 to build their classroom libraries!


On Saturday, September 16, local Riverside families and IERC members came together for a morning of First Five literacy learning! Pictured below are Leah Watson and Terri Labik sharing ideas about techniques to read with children at home. The importance of singing and talking with children were also emphasized.
Local Author, Jose Chavez, shared his award winning book, Estrellitas y Nopales, Little Stars and Cactus, which he will present at the spring IEC Author Breakfast.

IERC presented the families with books and First Five materials for family literacy learning fun at home! Thank you Linda Williams and Donna Wallace, IEC Co-Treasurers, for chairing this successful event!


Congratulations to LaToya Flowers, Moreno Elementary, MVUSD! IERC member, Terri Labik, nominated LaToya for the IERC “Adopt A Teacher” Grant; which was posted on our Facebook page to support literacy learning in an Inland Empire school classroom.  LaToya will receive $250.00 from IERC for literacy materials and classroom support from Terri and other members, during the 2016-2017 school year.


September 24th, 2016

The IERC held their event

Making Literacy Connections at The Ameal Moore Nature Center

Associate Curator of Education Kim Cobb was an excellent host. Attendees received excellent information on the exciting events, opportunities, and programs the Ameal Moore Nature Center offers. If you were unable to attend the event check out // and watch the video below!

Sycamore Canyon Video