Don’t know what to read next? Sign up and participate in our reading programs by October 19, 2022


Lincoln Award  – Illinois Teen Reader’s Choice award

Each year, twenty books are selected by  a committee of teens, librarians and educators. Here is the 2023 Nominee List

To participate:
1. Email the librarian at
2. Read any four of the nominated titles
3. Vote for your favorite title March 2023

Participants will receive a certificate and enter a drawing for a free book.


Read for  Lifetime – Illinois State Library

This statewide reading program for high school students publishes a new list each year with a mix of classic and contemporary titles. Here is the 2023 List.

To participate:
1. Email the librarian at by November 1, 2020
2. Read at least four of the 25 titles

Participants will receive a certificate from the Illinois Secretary of State

*Participants in either program will be recognized during a special lunch in the library.

*The featured image above is the 2023 Read for a Lifetime List.   

Contact Information

The Maroon Library
Champaign Central High School
610 W. University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Emily Pickell, Librarian
Christine Nixon, Library Clerk