oelma Read On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens
The OELMA READ On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens began in 2015 and recognizes K-12 students who are enthusiastic readers and enjoy being in the school and/or public library using its many services. The student must be nominated by an Ohio school library media specialist or public library staff member. The nominee must be enrolled in an Ohio K-12 school at the time of nomination.
Multiple recipients may receive the OELMA READ On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens. The recipients receive a gift card and a commemorative certificate during the OELMA annual conference. The recipient’s name will be announced through the OELMA listserv, website and social media.
The OELMA READ On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens recipient will be selected from applicants and nominees who meet at least two of the following criteria:
Demonstrates an enthusiasm for reading
Exhibits an enthusiasm for sharing books with others
Uses books for a variety of purposes
Reads independently on a voluntary basis
Uses the school and/or public library frequently
Recipients are selected by the OELMA Awards Committee. Up to sixteen recipients are selected according to grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and region (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest). See the list OELMA READ On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens Counties by Region.
Complete and upload the OELMA READ On! Ohio Award for Children & Teens Application Form which requires a 250-word rationale that speaks to how the student meets at least two of the following criteria: 1) demonstrates an enthusiasm for reading, 2) exhibits an enthusiasm for sharing books with others, 3) uses books for a variety of purposes, 4) reads independently on a voluntary basis, and 5) uses the school and/or public library frequently.
The nominator will be notified by email about their nominee’s selection. The nominator is expected to contact the nominee with the award selection results.
Late materials will not be accepted. All application materials must be submitted to OELMA using the online application form by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. You will be able to upload supporting materials to the online form.
Regions: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast