Find your local council below & complete the NCRA Membership Form.
Annual dues are $25 for membership to both NCRA and your local council.
There is a $1.00 PayPal/Venmo processing fee for members who pay online.
Members can pay online via PayPal or Venmo.
Members who want to pay by check
complete the online membership form
do not need to complete the PayPal/Venmo check out screen
write name and local council in the memo line of the check
schools paying for multiple teacher memberships- with the check, send a list of all teacher names & emails that the check covers for membership
should contact email@example.com for instructions to mail in check.
Everyone is 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 automatically become a member of NCRA.
Area 1- Mountains
Blue Ridge Reading Council
Price Reading Council Website Facebook
Area 2 - Piedmont West
Forsyth County Reading Association
Greater Greensboro Reading Council Facebook
Greater Cabarrus Reading Association
Website Facebook Twitter Instagram
Rockingham County Reading Association Facebook
Yadkin Valley Literacy Association
Area 4: Southeast
Columbus Council of NCRA
Robeson Reading Council
New Hanover County Reading Council
Area 5: Coast
Crystal Coast Reading Council
Tar River Reading Council
Twin Rivers Reading Council
Duplin County Reading Association (Inactive)
Benefits of Membership
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
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
Membership Incentive Awards 2022-2023
NCRA Membership Incentive Awards are available to councils in good standing as of December 31st, 2022. To be in “good standing,” a council must have a minimum of 20 members, three officers and must hold at least three local meetings.
Goal 1: To award membership recognition to local councils with Membership Club Levels.
These local councils will be recognized on the NCRA Website, with a digital badge, and with a certificate.
Councils with 200+ members = Diamond/Platinum Club Level
Councils with 150-199 members = Gold Club Level
Councils with 100-149 members = Silver Club Level
Councils with 50-99 members = Bronze Club Level
Goal 2: To provide in-kind awards (a free registration to the 2022 NCRA Annual Conference) for councils with the most significant membership increases
The council with the highest percentage of membership growth from last year will receive special recognition and one free registration to the 2022 NCRA Annual Conference to be raffled off to one of their members.
The council with the greatest number of new NCRA members will receive special recognition and one free registration to the 2022 NCRA Annual Conference to be raffled off to one of their members.
A council in “good standing” must complete the following steps by December 31, 2022 in order to qualify for council awards.
Verify new and renewing members ONLINE monthly through December 31 (August 31, September 30, October 31, November 30, and December 31)
Promptly mail in any dues paid by check to NCRA treasurer using the instruction provided on NCRA Membership Information 2022-2023.
Membership information will be automatically reported in each council's membership roster (Google Sheet) throughout the fiscal year ONLY to local council officers as reported at the NCRA Leadership Conference in June 2022.
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.