North Carolina Reading Association Conference:
What? A conference which explores all things reading with keynote speakers, workshops, and opportunities to meet children's book authors
When? March 17-19, 2024
Where? Downtown Winston-Salem at the Benton Convention Center
Mark your calendars! This is a wonderful professional development opportunity that's right in our own city!
Watch for more information in early 2024 so you can get the Early Bird Discount!
Scholarships are available for registered and active FCRA members, so ask if you want more information
Our chapter seeks to promote literacy for all children, and we join together in several projects each year to do this.
2023-24 FCRA Projects
Read Write Spell
We are looking forward to partnering with Read Write Spell to help them collect books for their many book giveaway projects.
1) Contribute gently used children's picture books, chapter books, and novels. Please bring these to any of our in-person meetings at the Read Write Spell headquarters.
2) Purchase books from ReadWS's wish list online from Bookmarks, our local independent bookstore using this link: Purchase books from Bookmarks.
3) Purchase books from ReadWS's wish list from Amazon using this link: Purchase books from Amazon.
4) Donate Amazon gift cards to Read Write Spell for purchasing books. You can bring these to any of our in-person meetings.
Ronald McDonald House--Winston-Salem
We will continue to collect soda pop tabs at our in-person meetings to donate to Ronald McDonald House.
They can trade these in for money to support their programs.
We also received the Mary Ellen Skidmore Grant from North Carolina Reading Association to purchase books to donate for children staying at Ronald McDonald House to take home with them.
Past FCRA Projects
Local Community Project - Book Collection for Ronald McDonald House
Our chapter received a wish list of specific book titles needed by the Winston-Salem Ronald McDonald House library, and members selected books from this list to purchase and donate. These books were resources for adults and siblings that were chosen to help families who have sick children at Brenner Children's Hospital. In the past we have also used grant money to help buy books.
Below are some pictures of past projects FCRA has done both locally and internationally.