The Honor is Ours!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council was presented with the Honor Council Award on June 2nd, 2018 at the University of Central Florida’s Reading Center. Honor Council is earned by meeting a very specific criteria over the course of one year for “Exemplary service to the education community for efforts to advance literacy in your district and for commitment to the spirit of volunteerism.” Board members: Ilyse Brainin (President), Nicole Eak (Vice President), Alison Thomas (Secretary) and Lori Foley (Treasurer) were on hand to receive this distinction; the first ever for St. Lucie County! Thank you to all who helped … Read More

The St. Lucie County 2018 Young Author Celebration!

On Saturday May 19th, over 100 parents and their Young Authors gathered to celebrate literacy and the art of writing! The St. Lucie County Reading Council sponsors the celebration annually held at Oak Hammock School. This year over 20 of our schools participated and their representatives were treated to a new book, a guest author presentation by Dr. Lois McGuire who wrote, “Don’t Be That Kid at School” and a special ticket for RUSH, Jenson Beach. Of course there were pictures in the photo booth, awards in calligraphy, (hand written by Trish Gomes) and cookies while our parents read their … Read More

9th Annual Family Reading Festival In Partnership With Safety Fest!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council invites ALL of our Treasure Coast families out for a FUN day of Safety Demonstrations and Literacy Fun and Prizes! We are again partnering with the Safety Fest, making it an extremely exciting day for all! The Reading Council is currently seeking volunteers with a LOVE for all things literacy! Look for the flyer at school, or check our FB page for more information! Need a flyer? Want to volunteer?  Email:

A Reading Council Event for K-2 Teachers!

The St. Lucie County Reading Council is at it again! Bringing the best presenters to share information that will benefit us as professionals and our students as they develop their love of literacy! On Tuesday, February 6th, Dr. Debra Gurvitz will bring you ideas you can implement immediately in your writing block. Read about Debra’s vast experience and her work with researchers like Doug Fisher and Harvey Daniels on the flier. A special thanks to the Keiser University for hosting our event and a great big shout out to the Education Foundation for providing dinner to all! Members are FREE … Read More

Author Lois McGuire Reads to the Students of Rivers Edge!

Author Lois McGuire visited Rivers Edge Elementary School to read her book Don’t Be That Kid At School.  Each Rivers Edge teacher was given a copy of the book as well as the Teacher Resource Guide, funded through the Education Foundation grants for teachers. Dr. McGuire is a retired Superintendent from New Jersey and worked many years as a classroom teacher. She knows a thing or two about discipline and behavior! In the book, Don’t Be That Kid at School, the reader follows a Kid (a baby goat) as he misbehaves at school and on each page we are reminded  … Read More

Two St. Lucie Reading Council Events You Will NOT Want to Miss!

Ready to FALL into a good book? How about Learn an Effective Strategy to Teach Your 3rd – 5th grade Students? “Color Your Way to the FSA Writing Prompt” These are 2 events you’ll not want to miss! Wednesday, October 25th – Fall Into a Good Book, with Good Friends at our first SLCRC Social! The event is FREE to members and $5.00 for non-members. Bring your favorite book, read aloud or poem to share. Of course you can sign up to become a member at the event and learn more about the council. Where – Applebee’s Restaurant 10501 S. … Read More

St. Lucie County Reading Council News!

A HUGE shout out to our members! Thank you for supporting the reading council! It is never too late to become a Reading Council Member! Membership opportunities and information will be available at every SLCRC event. For membership forms, please email or…check the Lucie Link Archive. Membership is $15 and includes a T-shirt to be proudly worn on Wednesdays! Membership also means FREE access to most of our upcoming EVENTS!   Speaking of events…What is coming up?   Tuesday 10/10 – The reading of the St. Lucie County Reading Council Proclamation AND the announcement of the name of the … Read More