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 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.
Questions? Contact Lorri Kingan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Late materials will not be accepted.
All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 5:00 p.m. on April 3rd.
You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.