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Welcome to the Website of the Illinois Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, sponsored by the Illinois State Library, Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian. The mission of the Illinois Center for the Book is to nurture and connect readers and writers, and honor our rich literary heritage.
This website will provide information about the array of projects and
services of the Illinois Center for the Book - some of which are continuous
and others which bring limited offerings to highlight special partnerships
2012 Letters About Literature Winners: From left to right: Nadeen Shaban, Level III; Ben Gachpar, Level I; and Kate Wardenburg, Level II.
From left to right - Dane Hamann, 2nd Place Winner; Secretary of State, Jesse White; Hannah Kucharzak, 3rd Place Winner; Illinois Poet Laureate, Kevin Stein; and Greg Harrell, 1st Place Winner.