Questions/answers for non-members

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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions/Answers for Non-Members

Q1. Who qualifies to belong to the local council or the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA)?

A1. Anyone interested in literacy and the work of the local council or NCRA is eligible to join.

Q2. Do I join one or both the local and state reading councils?

A2. When you join a local reading council in North Carolina, you become a member of NCRA?

Q3. How do I find information about joining a local council?

A3. Check out the COUNCILS section of NCRA’s website. The interactive map of North Carolina marks the locations of active councils and provides links to websites and Facebook pages. Councils often serve regions, so be sure to ask whether a local council serves your region, when you send any question.

Ask for the council’s membership application.

JOIN NCRA in the footer offers an alternative online membership form for joining a local council and/or NCRA. The form also provides information for joining the International Reading Association, the parent organization for local councils and NCRA.

Q4. How do I find out if a local council serves my area/region?

A.4 Send your question to the Membership Director and State Coordinator. Be sure that your message includes where you live and work, as well as the best ways to reach you.

Q5. How do I join the state organization, NCRA, if no local council serves my area?

A5. Look for MEMBERSHIP on the navigation bar at the top of the website and the dropdown NCRA MEMBERSHIP FORM for information about joining the state organization. Complete and mail the NCRA MEMBERSHIP FORM and the fee as directed on the form.

Q6.What is the relationship between NCRA and the International Reading Association (IRA)?

A6. NCRA is an affiliate of IRA. Local councils submit bylaws and other documents and apply for awards and recognition to IRA and receive non-profit status based on their and NCRA’s affiliation with IRA. Anyone interested in becoming a member of IRA must join separately. Obtain details about joining IRA from the website:  Questions? Contact