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


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.

Create a Final Report that includes:

Submitter: Students:

Please make note of all seniors participating for the fourth consecutive year, and all seniors reading all 25 titles each year. Also, identify students reading approved substituted titles.

Fax: 217-782-1877

Mail to:
Illinois Center for the Book
Illinois State Library
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 217-524-8836 or 800-665-5576 ext. 2, or email