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

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 LiteracySession proposals are due by Aug. 22nd at 5:00 p.m.  CLICK HERE for the session proposal form and more conference information.


Conference Registration: Will open next week.

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

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).

Kansas READ Month

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.


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.



Summer Edition of Kansas Journal of Reading

Don't miss out on reading this Summer's Common Core-themed publication. CLICK HERE to download the latest edition of the Kansas Journal of Reading.


To access KJR: Login - Click on Member Resources - Click on Kansas Journal of Reading - Click on KJR Summer 2014

Summer Leadership Conference

Your KRA Leaders have been hard at work to make this year a great one for the Kansas Reading Association. CLICK HERE to enjoy this Photo Gallery from our Leadership Conference in July.

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