Welcome to WMLC! Please participate with us in the promotion of both effective literacy instruction and reading as a lifelong habit.
We work at the local, state, national, and international levels through the State of Maryland Literacy Association (SoMLA), and International Literacy Association (ILA).
Membership to WMLC also makes you a member of SoMLA and eligible to attend one of the best reading conferences in the country. WMLC members look forward to this high-quality gathering of outstanding reading researchers, educators, authors, and illustrators every year. We highly recommend a membership in ILA, too, because of the excellent journals filled with cutting-edge research, ready-made lesson plans, and book discounts that meet our students' needs. You don't have to be a teacher to get the most out of membership with WMLC. We welcome teaching assistants, librarians, retirees, college professors, parents, and grandparents. We all want to provide effective literacy tools for our community:
To promote literacy in the community
To exchange ideas with fellow professionals
To improve reading instruction
To follow current trends in reading instruction
To participate in county, regional, and state reading activities