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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 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

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Price Reading Council Website Facebook

Area 2 - Piedmont West

Forsyth County Reading Association

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Greater Greensboro Reading Council Facebook

Greater Cabarrus Reading Association

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Rockingham County Reading Association Facebook

Yadkin Valley Literacy Association

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Area 3 - Piedmont Central

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 4: Southeast

Columbus Council of NCRA


Robeson Reading Council


New Hanover County Reading Council


Area 5: 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)

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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.

  1. Verify new and renewing members ONLINE monthly through December 31 (August 31, September 30, October 31, November 30, and December 31)

  2. 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.