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

September is Kansas READ month

    CLICK HERE to download a READ Month Calendar. This year's theme is Counting on Literacy: Celebrate 50 Years with KRA. Check out these books, one to celebrate reading for each day of the month. 

    Enjoy R.E.A.D. Month!
    Amy Rzadcynski, Kansas READ Month

Annual Fall Conference:

The Kansas Reading Association Annual Conference will be held at Emporia State University this fall on October 9-10, 2014. The theme for the conference is Peace, Love, and Literacy. Conference pre-registration is now closed. To register now, call Dawn Moews at (620) 341-6184.


Information for Pre-Registered Conference Participants: CLICK HERE for important information.

Conference Time Schedule:


Friday Breakout Sessions: CLICK HERE for a list of our Breakout Sessions on Friday.

Conference Registration:
Registration Costs:
$155.00 non-member
$130.00 Members of other Kansas Professional Organizations (i.e., KATM, KATS, KATE, KCSS, KAEA)
$105.00 members
$27.00 students/retirees

2014-2015 Professional Book Study Announced

We are pleased to announce that the next Professional Book Study will be Ruth Culham's The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing.


  • Professional Book Study Registration: CLICK HERE to register. The deadline to register will be October 12th, 2014.

  • PBS Informational Flyer:CLICK HERE for a PDF version.

  • KRA Membership Registration:All participants must be a KRA member, CLICK HERE to learn about membership.

  • Order Books Now: Books can be ordered through IRA at a 20% discount, if you use the following code:¬† KRA09920 at the following website:

Renew Your KRA Membership

The Kansas Reading Association 2014-2015 membership year is open. Please renew your membership ASAP. Your membership will be effective July 1, 2014 - July 30, 2015. We have extended the deadline to allow you continued access through October 15.

Please contact Diana Spriggs, KRA Membership Secretary, with any questions.

Online KRA Registration:

CLICK HERE to quickly register online. Please note that a $1.25 convenience fee will be added for online payment processing.

KRA Registration Via Mail:

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

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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