Apr. 22, 2020

    It’s National Library Week!

    When the American Library Association picked “Find Your Place at the Library” as its theme for this year’s April 16-25 celebration of National Library Week, little did anyone know at the time that we’d be in the middle of an unprecedented world health crisis that would force most libraries to close temporarily. The Ohioana Library being one of them. Libraries ... Read More
    Apr. 08, 2020

    Introducing Virtual Book Club!

    We have some exciting things planned for the next few weeks, as we all continue to shelter at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Look out for social media posts, including pictures and video from previous book festivals, as well as some exciting new content, including our brand-new virtual book club! We are excited to partner with our friend, Olivia Matthews, ... Read More
    Mar. 12, 2020

    Statement Regarding COVID-19

    The Ohioana Library administration is closely tracking news from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health regarding COVID-19, or coronavirus. We encourage our patrons and staff to follow CDC guidelines regarding handwashing and other prevention measures, and to avoid coming to the library if you are feeling ill. At this time, the Ohioana Book Festival is scheduled to go on ... Read More
    May. 07, 2019

    A Statement from Ohioana

    The Ohioana Library Association thanks everyone who has expressed their views and concerns regarding diversity in our programming, particularly the 2018 Ohioana Book Awards held last October at the Ohio Statehouse, and the 2019 Ohioana Book Festival, held on April 27 at Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library. This year marks Ohioana’s 90th anniversary. Throughout our history, Ohioana has served diverse ... Read More
    Nov. 26, 2018


    Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, an inspiring day of generosity across the globe. We hope you’ll support your favorite nonprofit organizations, including the Ohioana Library Association. Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2019, Ohioana connects thousands of readers with Ohio writers through programs including the Ohioana Book Festival, the Ohioana Awards, and the Ohioana Quarterly, and promotes our state as one of America’s great ... Read More
    Sep. 14, 2018

    Fall Into Literature

    Although autumn doesn’t officially start until September 22nd, it certainly already feels as if the seasons have changed. The chilly, rainy weather of this past week might bring to mind thoughts of changing leaves, pumpkin pie and shorter days. Here at Ohioana, it also reminds us of the myriad of literary events that happen around the state during the autumn. ... Read More
    Nov. 15, 2017

    A season of awards and recognition

    We’re not surprised that Ohio writers are named over and over again as award winners, but it is nice to see those recognitions flow in! Amazon released its list of the best books of 2017, and of course the list includes many Ohioans! Fiction: #1, Best Book of the Year:  Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng (Shaker Heights) Children’s Books #3: ... Read More
    May. 03, 2017

    Make YOUR voice heard for Ohioana!

    This is not a drill: Ohioana’s operating support has been eliminated from the state budget, or at least the version passed May 2 in the Ohio House of Representatives. I’m sure you’re as surprised and shocked as we are. Ohioana promotes and celebrates our great state and is one of the nation’s leading literary centers. It directly serves 150,000 Ohioans every year and ... Read More