Illinois Center for the Book

Read for a Lifetime Illinois Center for the Book

Program Requirements  |  Booklist and Participation Forms   |  Promotional Media   |  Program Statistics

Read for a Lifetime is a statewide reading program that targets high school students. This initiative promotes the enjoyment of reading by encouraging students to read both classic and contemporary literature, and rewards them for their efforts. By participating in the program, students develop a love of books and reading that will last a lifetime.

Program Requirements

Booklist and Participation Forms

Completed forms may be sent via mail, fax or email to:

Illinois State Library
Attn: Jeanne Urbanek
300 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Fax: 217-782-1877

Promotional Media

** Video promotes the Read for a Lifetime program at Lincoln-Way West High School. Published May 16, 2018.

Program Statistics


For more information about Read for a Lifetime, please call 217-524-0050 or email