:: Hrvatsko čitateljsko društvo ::

:: Croatian Reading Association ::

About the CroRA

The initiative for establishment of the Croatian Reading Association came in 1991 and its founding assembly was held in 1995, while the CroRA was charted as a member organisation of the International Reading Association in 1997. It is a nongovernmental, not-for-profit and voluntary association whose mission is to encourage, research and promote reading and literacy. The CroRA gathers approximately 400 members who are mostly librarians, teachers, university professors, pedagogues, special education teachers, psychologists, writers, publishers, students etc. They all actively work promote CroRA’s goals:About the CroRA

  • to promote and encourage reading and literacy at all levels,
  • to raise awareness about the importance and impact of reading and literacy,

  • to promote and develop optimal level of literacy and reading skills of every individual,

  • to provide an open forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas,

  • to facilitate professional development.

Interesting information of (upcoming/ongoing) projects

  • publication of Association’s newsletter Hamster (Hrčak) (issue 43-45, December 2011)

  • bookcrossing activities in Zadar organized by members of CroRA, students of librarianship from Zadar University and City Library Zadar

  • organizing different activities for the celebration of the International Literacy Day:
  • participation in the organization of Month of Croatian Book (October 15th – 15th November)

  • Informative and educational packages for parents and babies project

  • Regular monthly newsletters followed by a calendar that contains different anniversaries for famous writers, poets and books, dates of various happenings, book promotions and activities etc.

  • CroRA will be one of the partners in organizing the 100th Anniversary of publishing The adventures of the apprentice Hlapić (written by Ivana Brlić Mažuranić) in 2013 and CroRA members are involved in different organizational levels

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