The mission of the Capital Reading Council is to promote literacy and provide professional growth for members of the council on literacy related issues.
Capital Reading Council is a local council of the International Reading Association and the Keystone State Reading Association, serving Harrisburg, PA and the surrounding area. The council was formed in 1966 and recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2016. The Capital Reading Council has received the Exemplary Council and President's Leadership Award from the Keystone State Reading Association. The International Literacy Association has awarded Honor Council status to Capital Reading Council.