Dedicated to promoting and supporting literacy efforts in Chesapeake, Virginia

Thank you Dr. James T. Roberts, Chesapeake Public Schools' Superintendent, for being the first person to join CRC this year!  CRC greatly appreciates your support!



Congratulations to Cynthia Inman from

B. M. Williams Primary School!  She is the winner of our first membership drive giveaway!  Continue to check our website and Facebook page for more membership giveaways! 


Membership opened August 1, 2014, for the 2014-2015 school year!  Click the Membership tab for more information.

The Virginia State Reading Association Conference will be held March 12-14, 2015 in Richmond, Va.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a presenter at the conference!  Submit your presentation proposal at

Heads up!  This year Reading Month will be celebrated in OCTOBER!  This year's state theme is "Reading is Magical."  See what great ideas you can pull out of your hat!!

The Chesapeake Reading Council (CRC) is a public service organization devoted to promoting literacy throughout our city and to fostering a lifelong pursuit of reading.  The Council is concerned with all aspects of reading and writing.

The CRC has been chartered for over 43 years and is a vital force in reading education throughout the City of Chesapeake.  Working in all Chesapeake public schools and in the community, we support children, parents, teachers, school administrators and community leaders by providing programs and resources which support literacy and literacy education.

Membership in the CRC includes elementary, middle and secondary school personnel, central administration staff, and members of the community at large.  The Chesapeake Reading Council is an affiliate of the Virginia State Reading Association and the International Reading Association.


For website questions, please e-mail