Illinois Reads Events


Saturday, November 12, 2022
Everyone is invited to the 2022 Illinois Reads Book Festival.  Many authors will be participating in the event.  Please watch the website for a list of the authors attending and schedule of events to be posted closer to the book festival.  You can also visit the Illinois Reads Book Festival Website for more information. 


Illinois Reads has partnered with the Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian, Jesse White, and the Illinois Center for the Book at the Illinois State Library to promote the 2022 Family Reading Night.  Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together.  Each year, posters and bookmarks are made available for libraries, schools, youth and literacy organizations to promote their Family Reading Night Program.  Plan now to create a Family Reading Night program in your area.  For the annual theme, material order forms and programming ideas, visit the Family Reading Night webpage.



Illinois Reads can also provide bookmarks and posters highlighting the ILLINOIS READS books for your Family Reading Night.  To order, email Illinois Reads at