Please submit your nominations by October 6th, 2018!
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):
Exhibits an enthusiasm for reading
Exhibits an enthusiasm for sharing books
Uses books for a variety of purposes
Reads independently on a voluntary basis
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 above) 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.
The celebration for the winners will take place at the annual OELMA Conference, where each winner will receive a certificate and recognition.