Our Mission

To promote literacy through the improvement of reading instruction, to encourage reading as a lifetime tool for learning, and to foster the formation of the reading habit.


ACIRA is the Aiken Chapter of the International Reading Association (IRA).  We are very closely affiliated with SCIRA, the South Carolina Council of the IRA. All ACIRA members are also SCIRA members.

Our organization is open to teachers, administrators, parents, and anyone else who is concerned with or interested in promoting literacy throughout our community.
ACIRA was chartered in 1973 and has grown to a membership of over 400 members.

Members are offered professional growth opportunities through local, state, regional, and national meetings, and are kept informed of reading activities through local council, SCIRA, and IRA publications.

ACIRA Officers