OCTOBER 21, 2017

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Venue: JQ San Miguel Elementary School, Toto

September 2017 Snapshots

Guam IRA Donates Children's Books to Organizations -

On December 3, 2016, the Guam Council of the International Reading Association donated books to three organizations during its Annual Community Book Fair held at the Agana Shopping Center. The organizations that received the book donation include the Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Island Girl Power; and Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association.

Guam IRA Donation to organizations on Dec. 3, 2016: Pictured L-R: Mariana Guzman, PIBBA member; Juanita Blaz, Island Girl Power Director; Toni Calvo, PIBBA member; Theresa "Ewy" Taitano, PIBBA Guam President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA President; Lois T. Gumataotao, PIBBA Secretary; Julia N. Rivera, Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer; and Benit Lizama, PIBBA member.

IRA Co-Sponsors Annual Regional Language Arts Conference

The 29th Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held on November 18 and 19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Guam was a success! Its theme was “Reading Writing Together: Collaborate to Callibrate.” The keynote speaker was Dr. Kevin Colleary who focused on "Reading Content, Reading Opinion, Reading Narrative: Reading ALL Sorts of Writing Together!" The plenary speaker was Dr. Margaruite Smith who focused on "Common Core Standards." The LAC was co-sponsored by the Guam Council of the International Reading Association. Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the conference!


October Newsletter

Inaugural IRA Anthology

Getting an IRA grant is the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your students' reading experience. For more information, see Martha Sudo at the Grants table.


Click on the following links to access important grant information and the IRA grant application, which are now Word-ready! Just download them, and you are ready to type!

IRA Grant Schedule for SY2017-2018

IRA Grant Application for SY2017-2018

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November 18
December 2
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 21
May 19

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


The Department of Chamorro Affairs/Division of the Guam Public Library System is happy to announce the appearance of Jean Marie Pilario, a cartoonist from Green Machine Comix.  She will be appearing at the Hagåtña Public Library on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, during the Toddler Story Telling Time, which is from10:00AM – 11:30AM.
Ms. Pilario is a 2005, Academy of Our Lady graduate and currently resides in California, She is back home visiting family and friends.  Pilario will be reading some of her cartoon stories to the children and showcasing some of her work.  For all those interested in joining the library for this special visit, Please come by and enjoy a time with a local cartoonist.                                                       
  For more information, please contact Mr. Frank Aflague, Program Coordinator at 475-4751 through 475-4754.  You may also visit their Web site at  See you there!
Your Friends at PBS GUAM

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Condolences for Sudo Family

The IRA family extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of IRA Recording Secretary, Martha Sudo, on the passing away of her Mother-in-law.  She will always be remembered. God Bless her and her family. May she rest in peace.

The Masses are at 5:00 p.m.  On the ninth day, of Thursday, June  7, there will be dinner served at the gym following the Mass.  The funeral will be on Saturday, June 16 starting at 9:00 a.m., with Mass for Christian burial at 1:00 p.m.