Welcome to the Placer Area Reading Council’s website. It is our hopes that this site will provide resources and tools for building or enhancing your love for reading. Let uwelcomes know how we can make this site better.

The Placer Area Reading Council (PARC) is a professional organization affiliated with the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Reading Association (IRA). We are composed of teachers, administrators, parents, librarians, paraprofessionals, students, and others interested in promoting literacy.

ourmissionPARC seeks to foster the love of reading, and improve the teaching and writing at all educational levels by providing informative meetings and in-services; recognizing the efforts of local educators, students and community members; and promoting mutual understanding and cooperative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.

California Reading Association
2015 Professional Development Institute

CRA Annual Conference
Visit the CRA’s website for information and registration!


Young Writer’s Celebration

Students, parents, siblings and teachers did not let a rogue thunderstorm stop them on May 14th as they filled the multipurpose room at Excelsior Elementary School in Granite Bay for PARC’s Annual Young Writer’s Celebration. Author Patricia Newman spoke, Lauraine from Barnes & Nobles sold books, and talented area student shared their writings.



Click on the photo above to read this interesting article.


Click above to watch an interview/StorySmashup with Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney (Captain Underpants & Wimpy Kid books) They describe how they plan, and organize a book.


Promoting literacy and love of reading by building free book exchanges.
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Here’s a link for a copy of the hand outs from the CRA PDI.




Click on the logo to the right to access Resources for the California Young Readers’ Medal Books:



facebookbannerEvery principal who has 10 teachers “like” us on our facebook page will receive one free membership. [more information here]

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Reading Association (SARA).[SARA Website]