Find Your Local Council

Everyone’s welcome to join local reading councils and the North Carolina Reading Association. Check the map and supporting details to find the closest local council. When you join a local council, you become a member of NCRA, automatically.

​Benefits of Membership:

  • Annual Professional Development Conference with top literary experts

  • Opportunity to meet pre-service and new teachers for literacy discussions

  • Opportunities to volunteer directly with the state organization

  • Annual Young Author contest, publication, and celebration

  • CEUs for attendance at professional meetings

  • Affiliation with the International Literacy Association

  • NCRA website access to blogs, association updates, and newsletters

  • State and national award opportunities

  • Opportunity for literacy service work

  • Opportunity to present at state and local council events

Area 1 - Mountains

Blue Ridge Reading Council

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Price Reading Council

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Area 2 - Piedmont Northwest

Forsyth County Reading Association

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Rockingham County Reading Association


Greater Greensboro Reading Council


Area 3 - Piedmont Southwest

Greater Cabarrus Reading Association

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Area 4 - Piedmont Northeast

Bull City Literacy Council

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Lee County Reading Association


Moore County Reading Association

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Raleigh-Wake Reading Council

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Area 5 - Piedmont Southeast

Columbus Council of NCRA


Robeson Reading Council


Area 6 & 7 - Coast

Crystal Coast Reading Council

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Tar River Reading Council

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Twin Rivers Reading Council

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Duplin County Reading Association (Inactive)


Guidelines for Developing a Council

  • NCRA’s primary goal is to promote literacy among educators and within the community. If you are interested in forming a local Literacy Committee or “Chapter” of NCRA, please consider the following:

  • Consist of 5 or more individuals. (Do not have to be teachers, educators or school/university based)

  • Create a Mission that will support the NCRA Mission

  • Be members of NCRA and/or local/NCRA

  • Hold a minimum of 3 yearly meetings (programs, presentations, community-based literacy activity, etc)

  • Participate in Young Authors (if applicable)

  • Attend the Leadership Institute sponsored by NCRA in June

  • Designate a contact person but is not required to establish a formal slate of officers.