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    Jul. 13, 2018

    Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Ohioana Awards

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    Awards
    It’s that time of year again! It’s to the pleasure of everyone at Ohioana to announce the 2018 Ohioana Awards. Every year, the Awards help Ohioana recognize an outstanding title in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, About Ohio/Ohioan, Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature, Juvenile Literature. Readers are also invited to have their voices heard in voting for the Readers’ Choice Award. In addition, ... Read More
    Jun. 12, 2018

    It’s Up to You: 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

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    Authors
    Awards
    Dear readers, the fate of this year’s Readers’ Choice award lies in your hands. Yes, YOU can cast YOUR vote to decide which of the incredible books nominated for the 2018 Ohioana Book Awards will be THE book, the ONE book to win a very special kind of nod. Ohioana began this program in 2016 to celebrate the 75th anniversary ... Read More
    May. 31, 2018

    Box Office Boffo: Ready Player One

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    David's Blog
    It’s true: all the best movies come from good books. Writers know what they are doing: they create conflict and plot and characters that readers love, and then Hollywood options the work and reaps the reward. Another reaper-of-rewards is author and Ohio native Ernest Cline. Born in Ashland, Ohio (home to a really cool hot air balloon festival every summer!) ... Read More
    May. 24, 2018

    2018 is the Year of Jacqueline Woodson!

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    Authors
    Awards
      Our own Jacqueline Woodson has received honors and awards for her insightful work for many years. Ms. Woodson has over 5 million copies of her books in print, four Newberry Honors, and she is the winner of the National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming. And she owns all of 2018! In January, Ms. Woodson was named the sixth ... Read More
    May. 10, 2018

    Ohioana Announces 2018 Book Award Finalists

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    Awards
                          The Ohioana Library is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 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 in five categories: Fiction Ford, Jeffrey. A Natural History of Hell: ... Read More
    Apr. 09, 2018

    “On the road again …”

      Yes, just like Nelson in his famous song, Ohioana is on the road again! To be exact, a number of Ohioana Book Festival authors are on the road! Our round of outreach appearances with festival authors kicked off April 4 at Upper Arlington Public Library with Hanif Abdurraqib, Ruth Award, and Kristen Lepionka in a lively “New Voices: Ask ... Read More
    Mar. 14, 2018

    The Big Reveal ….

    Welcome to the official poster of the 2018 Ohioana Book Festival! This wonderful and whimsical depiction of book-loving animals in a spring-green landscape is the work of artist Christina Wald. You can also find Christina on Twitter at @yellokat_cwald. Christina very graciously accepted the challenge of creating a festival poster that that would both inspire and delight. And so she ... Read More
    Mar. 02, 2018

    The woman who loved books

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    Remembering
    Ohioana lost a very dear friend this week: former librarian Barbara Meister. She loved books as much as any human on the planet. Barb starting working at Ohioana back when it was downtown on the river. And because Ohioana moved during her tenure, Barb is the one who moved the books. She personally handled each and every volume in the ... Read More
    Feb. 02, 2018

    Anticipation!

      Ohioana is proud and excited to announce the author list for our 12th annual Ohioana Book Festival!   You can read all about it in Ohioana’s latest newsletter. This year’s event will return to the Sheraton Columbus Capital Square on April 14. It’s an all-day extravaganza that features panel discussions, activities for kids, and books for sale. It’s also ... Read More
    Jan. 15, 2018

    And the laurel crown goes to ….

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    David's Blog
    Poet Dave Lucas! For the second time in Ohio’s history, a poet laureate has been named. Serving a two year term is Dave Lucas, a native of Cleveland, award-winner (including an award from Ohioana in 2012), published writer and teacher. It is of course a great honor to the individual, but it’s also a great benefit to the people of ... Read More