Moore County Reading Association of NC
                             Moore County, North Carolina
                        ILA Honor Council 1988-2019

          A local council of the  North Carolina Reading Association, Inc.  &
         an affiliate of the  International Literacy Association



Thank you to the many who have donated to our 

Mary Ellen Skidmore Book Project. 

These books have been distributed to the Children's Center at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Northern Moore Family Resource Center, 

and area laundromats and office waiting rooms.

If you have new or gently used children's books to donate, please contact us at 

to arrange for a book exchange.


Extra 2020 County YA books are available at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines for $15 each. 

2020 State YA books are available for $18 by contacting

Thank you Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club for your generous donation to our 2020-2021 Young Authors Writing Project! We are extremely grateful to be included as one of their many child-centered donations for the children of Moore County! The Moore County Celebration had to be canceled for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we're already planning for the 2021 Young Author's Project and the Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club is again supporting us in this endeavor.

Pictured (L-R): 
Corinne Walls, MCRA Membership/Treasurer; Christine Leo, MCRA President; Ann Spong, MCRA Young Authors Chair; 
and, George Norman, 7 Lakes Kiwanis Club President.

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Upcoming Events

As a part of our Mary Ellen Skidmore Grant from NCRA, we will be collecting new and gently used books to be donated to the Children's Center at  FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. This is an ongoing project so your children's books will be welcomed at any time. Contact Gina Matthews or Corinne Walls for more information. 


2020 NCRA Leadership Conference

Thanks to our MCRA delegation:

Christine, Brittany, Leeann, Pamela, Corinne & Ann for attending the 

2020 NCRA Virtual Leadership Conference 

from June 22-25th.

Sunday, Jan 24 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 2 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday, Mar 20 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, Mar 23 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


2020-2021 Young Authors' Theme:

"Let Your Light Shine"

The theme for the Young Authors’ Project is “Let Your Light Shine.” This theme can be interpreted and expressed in a variety of ways through poetry or prose and can include the following ideas and perspectives:

  • Be yourself and be proud of who you are;
  • Discuss how you share/can share your talent(s) with others;
  • Write about how you have spread joy and kindness;
  • Share how you found the positive during challenging times;
  • Share how you have been a positive influence to someone and inspired others; or,
  • Describe how you can make change happen.