Read On, Ohio! Award

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Please submit your nominations by April 6th, 2019!

The Read On, Ohio Award recognizes K-12 students who are enthusiastic readers and users of the school library. The student must be nominated by an OELMA member. Nominees must be enrolled in K-12 for the 2019-20 school year. OELMA members may nominate any Ohio K-12 students the school librarian wishes to recognize as a Read On, Ohio! reader. The submission must include the librarian’s reason(s) why the student is an enthusiastic reader based on the following characteristics (in 250 words or less):

  1. Exhibits an enthusiasm for reading
  2. Exhibits an enthusiasm for sharing books
  3. Uses books for a variety of purposes
  4. Reads independently on a voluntary basis
  5. Uses the school library

Each application is read by a committee and considered based on the above criteria. Applications will not be considered if any information is missing.

Winners will be selected regionally from the four quadrants of Ohio (pictured right) by a panel of school librarians. The panel receives the top 8-10 submissions per grade band and region. Student names and school names are omitted from the submissions. A total of 16 students will be chosen; one from grades K-2, one from grades 3-5, one from grades 6-8, and one from grades 9-12. The 16 winners and nominators will be notified by email.

Recipients will be recognized during the Awards Celebration, where each winner will receive a certificate and recognition.


All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online form by 11:59 p.m. on April 9th.

Late materials will not be accepted.



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