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    May. 30, 2024

    Announcing the 2024 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

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    The Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the finalists for the 83rd annual Ohioana Book Awards. First given in 1942, the awards are the second-oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by Ohio authors and illustrators in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Middle Grade & Young Adult Literature, and Juvenile Literature. The sixth category, About Ohio ... Read More
    Apr. 30, 2024

    Kimberlee L. Kiehl, Ph.D. Named Executive Director of the Ohioana Library Association

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    The Board of Trustees of the Ohioana Library Association announced that Kimberlee Kiehl, Ph.D. has been named Executive Director. “We are pleased to welcome Kim Kiehl as Ohioana’s new Executive Director. As President of the Board of Trustees, I’m excited and gratified that an experienced leader with so much success in the nonprofit, museum, and university sectors has elected to ... Read More
    Feb. 29, 2024

    2024 Ohioana Book Festival Poster!

    THE BIG REVEAL . . . . It’s with great pleasure and excitement that we’re introducing the official 2024 Ohioana Book Festival poster! The poster was created by Tracy Subisak, one of the authors in our stellar line-up of more than 120 authors and illustrators who will be taking part in the festival at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on ... Read More
    Feb. 01, 2024

    The 2024 Ohioana Book Festival Authors and Illustrators

    Announcing the 2024 Ohioana Book Festival Authors and Illustrators! We’re back! Yes, the Ohioana Book Festival will once again be LIVE and IN PERSON this April . . . and you’re invited!  Join us as we present our 18th annual celebration of Ohio books, authors, and illustrators at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. ... Read More
    Jan. 12, 2024

    Happy Birthday, Martha!

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    This historic photograph was taken on December 29, 1930, in what was then the Governor’s Mansion in Columbus. It shows Ohio First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper a year after she founded the Ohioana Library in October 1929. Her vision: to create a special library dedicated to collecting, preserving, and celebrating books by Ohio authors and about Ohio subjects. The 350 ... Read More
    Jul. 25, 2023

    Announcing the 2023 Ohioana Book Award Winners

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    It’s that time of year again! The Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Ohioana Awards, including seven book awards and the Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant. First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in ... Read More
    May. 15, 2023

    Announcing the 2023 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

    Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the finalists for the 82nd annual Ohioana Book Awards. First given in 1942, the awards are the second-oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by Ohio authors and illustrators in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Juvenile Literature. The sixth category, About Ohio or an Ohioan, ... Read More
    Jan. 11, 2023

    The 2023 Ohioana Book Festival Authors

    Announcing the 2023 Ohioana Book Festival Authors! We’re back! Yes, the Ohioana Book Festival will once again be LIVE and IN PERSON this April . . . and you’re invited! Join us as we present our 17th annual celebration of Ohio books and authors at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library on Saturday, April 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 ... Read More
    Jul. 19, 2022

    Announcing the 2022 Ohioana Book Award Winners

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    First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation. Nearly every major writer from Ohio in the past 81 years has been honored, from James Thurber to Toni Morrison. Six of the Ohioana Award winners, as well as the Marvin Grant recipient, were selected by juries. ... Read More
    May. 16, 2022

    Ohioana Announces the 2022 Ohioana Book Award Finalists

    The Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the finalists for the 81st annual Ohioana Book Awards. First given in 1942, the awards are the second-oldest state literary prizes in the nation and honor outstanding works by Ohio authors and illustrators in five categories: Fiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, and Nonfiction. The sixth category, About Ohio or an ... Read More