Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO), a project of the State Library, was initiated in 2009 and has one main goal: to encourage the reading of books together across Ohio communities. CTRO is a framework to spotlight Ohio authors and promote reading across the state. The State Library, in partnership with Ohioana Library, developed this initiative to encourage Ohioans of all ages to share literature by authors native to, residing in, or associated with Ohio.
Choose to Read Ohio encourages Ohioans to Read Together, Read Ohio, and Read for Life.
Book titles for 2011 can be found at: oh.webjunction.org/ohctrointro, Discussion questions and additional resources for each book, and promotional items will be posted by the end of the summer.
This special Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program will provide funds to libraries to implement a 2011 Choose to Read Ohio program in their community. The RFP for the Choose to Read Ohio grant can be found below at: oh.webjunction.org/ohlstactro
The three page proposal must be submitted electronically to Missy Lodge by midnight on September 15, 2010. Funded proposals will run from January 1, 2011 – September 30, 2011.