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The mission of the Kansas Reading Association is to promote learning through quality literacy experiences for all.

2015 Summer Leadership

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Summer Leadership Meeting. It will be held on August 3 at the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence in Emporia, Kansas. More information to follow soon. Please contact KRA President Dawn Moews with any questions.

2015-2016 Handbook

Our new handbook is available for download.

DOWNLOAD the entire handbook.

CLICK HERE to download individual handbook sections.

KRA Annual Conference

The Kansas Reading Association Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan on October 4 and 5, 2015. This year's theme is "Lights, Action, Literacy!"

CLICK HERE for more information.

DOWNLOAD a KRA Conference Program Proposal Form. They are due by August 15.

REGISTER NOW for the conference by September 18.


Manuscripts needed for Kansas Journal of Reading

Plans for the 2015-2016 Kansas Journal of Reading are underway. KJR is seeking manuscripts for the upcoming edition. CLICK HERE for more information.

Submissions such as KRA Projects Around the World, Children’s Responses to Literature, Reviews of Professional Resources, and Teaching Vignettes are due October 1. Please consider submitting your work to KJR. Spread the flyer to all who might be interested. And always ask if you have any questions.

Donita Shaw, 2015-2016 KJR Editor

September is Kansas READ month

This year's READ Month Calender utilizes nonfiction literature with the theme Lights! Action! Literacy!

Secondary Level READ Month Calendar: CLICK HERE to download
Elementary Level READ Month Calendar: CLICK HERE to download

Check out these books, one to celebrate reading for each day of the month. Enjoy R.E.A.D. Month!

Janelle Riedy and Erin Meyers
Kansas READ Month co-chairs

New Institutional Memberships Offered

KRA now offers Institutional Memberships for students at Kansas colleges and universities. CLICK HERE for a PDF with information about our new Institutional Memberships.

Any undergraduate who is enrolled in at least 12 credit hours or a graduate student who is enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and has been admitted into a university’s professional education program may join as part of an institutional membership.

Each institution must have a faculty member who sends in all the students’ names which they are paying for a KRA membership by October 1st of each year to the executive secretary. This will verify that the member is a student at the institution and admitted into the university’s professional education program. No refunds or replacements will be allowed throughout the year. Please note that a convenience fee will be added for online payment processing.

Payment through the university shall be as follows:

Institutional Memberships:
Pay via Mail:
Pay Online:
1 - 25 Students $125.00 $129.00
26 - 100 Students $250.00 $258.00
101 - 250 Students $500.00 $515.00
251 - 500 Students $750.00 $772.00
501 - 1,000 Students $1,000.00 $1,029.00

Join KRA Now

Online Registration and Payment:

Members can register online and either pay online or via mail. Please note that a convenience fee will be added for online payment processing. CLICK HERE for Online KRA Registration.

Mail Registration and/or Payment:

Members can register online and either register online and submit payment via mail or they can both register and pay via mail.

If you would rather mail in your individual registration and payment: download, print and complete the membership form (Adobe "Acrobat Reader" required). Please mail your form and payment to:

Diana Spriggs
KRA Membership Secretary
1028 Northwest Ave.
Junction City, Kansas 66441

KRA is a proud recipient of:
  • 2001-2014 IRA Award of Excellence
  • 2013 Gold Level Student Membership
  • 2012 Gold Level Membership
  • 2004, 2007 President's Cup
  • 2008 IRA Horizon Award
  • 2007 IRA Membership Excellence Award

  • KRA is a member of:
  • Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA)
  • Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB)

  • KRA is an affiliate of:
  • The International Reading Association
  • Kansas Association of School Libraries
  • Kansas Learning First Alliance
  • Kansas Reads to Kids
  • William Allen White Book Award Selection Committee

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