Virginia State Reading Association

Virginia State Reading Association



VSRA is a professional organization actively engaged in promoting literacy throughout Virginia. We support our community by sharing current instructional strategies and research. We advocate for the elimination of illiteracy in our state.  Learn more...  

The International Literacy Association (ILA) has recognized VSRA with the Award of Excellence, the Advocacy Program, and the Community Engagement Achievement Award!

 Name our 2018 conference mascot!

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Help us name our conference mascot! What is the perfect name for our little visitor who is Reading Our World and Inspiring the Future? We'll pick the top 5 entries for a run-off vote on Facebook to determine the grand prize winner! This contest is open to all ages! The deadline is June 15, 2017, and there are prizes available!  Click here to enter the contest!


2018 Conference Call for Proposals

The 51st annual conference will be held in Richmond, VA from March 8-10, 2018, at the Richmond Marriott and Convention Center.  Please consider submitting a proposal for a conference session.  The first call for proposals will be on June 15, 2017.  A final call for proposals will be on August 25, 2017.   Proposals can be submitted here via Google Forms.

All proposals will be reviewed beginning on August 26, 2017, and we do not anticipate extensions for this deadline.  Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptances by November 30, 2017.  Please direct any questions to Joan Rhodes, the 2018 conference chair, at

You may use the following link to obtain a PDF version of the proposal to assist with your planning: However, the Google Form must be used to submit your final proposal.

Literacy: The Root of all Learning

50th Anniversary Conference

Thank you for joining us for our 50th Anniversary, we hope to see all of you again next year in Richmond!

Certificate of Attendance

ATTENDEES: To obtain your Certificate of Attendance you must complete the post-conference survey sent to your email. (If you did not receive it, please contact or and it will be re-sent to you.)

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We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Virginia Readers Choice winners!

Primary: I Yam A Donkey by Cece Bell

I Yam a Donkey






Elementary: The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John

The Terrible Two






Middle: Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan







High School: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You The Sun2










Click here to access a bookmark that recognizes this year's VRC winners!


The 2017-2018 Virginia Reader's Choice book lists are now available!

Click here to access the Primary, Elementary, Middle School, and High School lists.

Our 2016-2017 Membership year has ended.  Please access this page, beginning on August 1, 2017, to become a member for the 2017-2018 year.

The cost of joining VSRA and a local council is $30.  The cost is only $20 for paraprofessionals, retirees, and full-time students. Can't decide which local council to join?  Check out the list of local councils on the Membership page.  Consider joining more than one council to increase your professional development opportunities and broaden your networking circle.  There is also a statewide council for college reading educators. They are great councils to join in addition to your local council(s). Members may add a dual and tertiary council for $10 each.  Click here for more information about the value of membership in VSRA.