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December 19, 2019

The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce the launch of the Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar website. Day By Day Ohio is a tool that families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use at home, at the library, on the go, and in the classroom. With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day Ohio offers resources to further develop early literacy skills that help young children prepare for, and to do better in, school. Children enjoy fun, positive learning experiences like Day by Day Ohio that support school success and, ultimately, lifelong learning. Share Day By Day Ohio with families and community organizations: http://DayByDayOH.org.

The State Library of Ohio, in collaboration with Ohio Ready to Read, is pleased to offer the Day By Day Ohio calendar, and all resources on the website, to promote family literacy and family engagement across Ohio. The calendar has monthly themes that highlight videos, suggested books, songs, and activities for each day. In addition, information about family health and wellness, literacy and creativity, and ideas for exploring Ohio are easily accessible on the website.

“We are excited about making this tool available to support families, educators, and librarians as they engage with young children to help them develop the early literacy skills needed to prepare for and succeed in school,” expressed State Librarian Beverly Cain.

Day By Day Ohio is a customization of a project of the South Carolina State Library, developed in partnership with many agencies and organizations, and primarily funded by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

“We are grateful to our friends at the South Carolina State Library for sharing and allowing us to customize the project they developed,” said Cain. “We are also deeply grateful to the members of the Ohio Ready to Read Task Force, who spent months reviewing each daily calendar page and recommending updates and additions.  I’d also like to personally acknowledge the work of the State Library’s IT, Youth Services, and Marketing staff for their hard work in bringing this project to life.”

To reach families with young children, please share the Day By Day Ohio Family Literacy Calendar from your website, and with your partners and other community groups, and promote it through newsletters, blogs, and social media. Click here to access the Day By Day Ohio Media Kit for communications resources on the State Library of Ohio website.

We ask that you acknowledge the State Library of Ohio and Ohio Ready to Read when promoting Day By Day Ohio.


Day by Day Ohio is a service of the State Library of Ohio and is funded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Images from Library Mouse and Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale © Daniel Kirk are used with permission for the Day By Day Ohio website only.

Media Contact:

Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Public Information Officer and Director, Marketing & Communications (614) 644-6875 marshams@library.ohio.gov