Institute of Reading Development
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Lifetime Reading List
The most useful booklist ever developed for the general reader.

Our core mission - to make reading good books a central and vital part of the lives of children and adults - reflects our belief that reading is one of the most wonderful experiences available to us. In seeking to fulfill our mission, the Institute has:

  • Created reading development curriculum for all age groups that integrates skills instruction and meaningful experience with good books.
  • Established uniquely effective partnerships with educational and community service organizations nationwide (community partners) to bring summer reading programs to their communities.

We invite you to explore this website and learn more about the Institute, our community partners, and the summer reading programs.