• Bucks County Reading Council  -  A local chapter of the International Reading Association

    The Bucks County Reading Council welcomes everyone interested in the development of literacy as members.

    The Council encourages the appreciation and enjoyment of reading at all levels.

    The Council strives to 

    open book    Provide quality professional development on current topics
    open book    Develop community outreach projects

    open book    Provide a forum for discussion of reading-related issues
     open book   Introduce exciting new children’s literature

    History of the Bucks County Reading Council

    2011-2012 is the 49th anniversary of the council. It was chartered by the International Reading Association in 1963 and has continued its goal of being the driving force behind the development of literacy skills today.

    Membership Procedure

    Membership will now run for a calendar year, beginning at the end of the month in which you join or renew, and ending one year later. The annual membership fee of $30 for regular membership for the first council you join and $20 for each additional council. The $30 annual fee covers BOTH membership in one local council and Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA). For the membership forms and the benefits of being a member click on Membership Forms to the left.

    Community Outreach Project

    Baby Book Bags

    Baby Book Bags hold a new board book for the baby along with some literature promoting positive reading experiences between parents and children.  They are distributed to teen mothers through hospital programs in Bucks County.   Applications to the Bucks County Free Library system are included.