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 Information


Certificate Reporting Information and Deadline

In order to process and issue certificates in a timely manner, a Final Report must be sent to the State Library by April 15 of the current school year.

Complete and Submit the Final Reporting Form.

Final Reporting Form

Submit via:
Fax: 217-782-1877

Read for a Lifetime
Illinois Center for the Book
300 S Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796

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 Bev Kane at 217-524-0050 or email