Illinois Center for the Book
Reading and Writing Programs
The Reading and Writing Programs of the Illinois State Library are presented by the Illinois Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Family Reading Night
An annual statewide event when families are encouraged to spend quality time reading together. The event is celebrated annually in Illinois on the third Thursday in November.
Illinois Emerging Writers Competition
Promotes creative writing, encourages local writers and provides a unique opportunity and outlet for recognizing new literary talent. Winners receive cash prizes and have their works submitted for review and possible publication in several Illinois literary magazines.
Letters About Literature
A national reading contest for students sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in cooperation with the Illinois Center for the Book and other participating state centers for the book.