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) recognized VSRA with the Award of Excellence, the Advocacy Program, and the Community Engagement Achievement Award during the 2017 annual conference in Orlando, Florida!

2018 Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia!

Learn more and register here.

Our 2018 conference mascot is: Fo-neem!
Beth Guthrie, a teacher at the Discovery STEM Academy, was our naming winner.

Participate in our first essay contest!
Fo-neem, our 2018 conference mascot, is reading our world to inspire the future! What does Fo-neem see? VSRA invites students in grades PK-12 to submit entries by January 15, 2018. Learn more about the Essay Contest here.

Please click here to become a member of VSRA!

The VSRA Membership year runs from August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018.

In order to obtain full benefits (journal, newsletters, etc.) membership must be received by December 15.

The cost of joining VSRA and a local council is $30.

Members may add a dual and/or tertiary council for $10 each.

Please provide all information requested to ensure that you receive all local council and VSRA mailings, including email announcements.

Please provide your home email address since some school systems filter group emails.

Remember to click "submit" after you have finished filling in the membership form.

The "submit" button is located at the very bottom of the form.  All required information must be completed for “submit” button to appear.

Click here for more information about the value of membership in VSRA.

Thank you for your interest in VSRA.

VSRA members can access the Members Only page here.  

Resources on the Members Only page include archived copies of Reading in Virginia, materials related to the Got IT statewide initiative, Read Around the World resources developed by the International Literacy Committee, and technology resources.  You have to be logged in as a member to access these materials.

Please help the Science Museum of Virginia by recommending books to include in upcoming exhibits.  Please click here to access the Google Forms where you can make recommendations for books on the following topics:

 VSRA's Board of Directors and Leadership Team meets throughout the year.  Click here to access the dates of those meetings.

Please click here to access bookmarks for the 2017-2018 Virginia Reader's Choice titles.

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.

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