Aug. 31, 2018

    The “Dog Days” of Summer

    It’s hard to believe summer is almost over! Though the calendar says there are still a few weeks left, many Ohio schools are already back in session. With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, we thought we would take a look at some great books to enjoy during these final “dog days” of summer. Most people tend to ... Read More
    Dec. 22, 2017

    Books are the best gifts

    It’s never too late to buy Yuletide/Holiday/Christmas presents. Even if you were to be abducted by aliens on December 24 and not released from the Mother Ship until December 26, you can always apologize to those on your Christmas list. They’ll understand, especially if you take a tip from the Wise Men and arrive bearing a gift. And what gift ... Read More
    Dec. 13, 2017

    A Christmas to break your heart

    If you look up the word “pathos” in the dictionary, you’ll find The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. Not really. But we consider that an oversight to be corrected. Some people consider the story comic, what with the twist and all: the married couple each giving up something cherished in an attempt to give one another a significant ... Read More
    Dec. 05, 2017

    Kind of like Christmas: December 5

    He looks like a certain jolly old elf and he does bring gifts, but he’s not Santa. He’s King Gambrinus and he doesn’t have a special day, but maybe he should. We’d like to suggest December 5 because of its significance in United States History: it’s the day that Prohibition ended. In 1933, after a less-than-successful run at being alcohol-free, ... Read More
    Nov. 22, 2017

    Our attitude is one of gratitude!

    Here at Ohioana, we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re thankful that we get to work with books and people who love them, just for starters. And on this day before Thanksgiving, we want to send a shout-out to some very special folks: To the political leaders who approve our budget. Nonprofit organizations like ours need friends at the ... Read More
    Oct. 26, 2017

    An Ohio Halloween

    BOO! Did we scare you? Just a little? It’s that time of year, when pumpkins get carved into jack-o-lanterns and everyone dresses up in great costumes to pretend to be someone (or something) else for a day. There’s plenty of scary stuff right here in Ohio, and fun stuff too — and serious stuff. A recent article in the Columbus ... Read More