Minnesota Reading Association

About Us

About Our Association
The Minnesota Reading Association is a dynamic and diverse organization that includes classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, college teachers, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, students, and parents. The Association has more than 500 members in Minnesota and is affiliated with the International Literacy Association.

We support the goals of the International Literacy Association in professional development, advocacy, partnerships, research, and leadership in global issues.

The Minnesota Reading Association is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association.

MRA Bylaws (approved in 2010, updated in 2011)

Mission Statement
The Minnesota Reading Association actively promotes lifelong literacy for all. We encourage professional interaction among all organizations involved with literacy and provide resources for exemplary literacy practices and habits.

Our Goals
Promote networking and collaboration in the area of literacy:

  • Maintain a website of resources and professional connections
  • Create and maintain partnerships to broaden current knowledge in literacy to schools, home and community
  • Publish a newsletter four times a year
  • Connect with our membership through on-going emails and website
Provides resources and opportunities for professional growth and leadership development:
  • Present a yearly conference for membership
  • Organize Leadership meetings for local and state council members
  • Offer opportunities for professional growth
Supports literacy efforts across the state of Minnesota:
  • Promote Legislative awareness
  • Recognize literacy leadership through the Celebrate Literacy Award
  • Recognize outstanding young authors through the Writers are Readers Celebration
  • Provide grant opportunities
  • Recognize local Honor Councils

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