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Individual Schools and Districts for their Reading

Ohio Right to Read Week

Are May’s Dates Too Late?
Select a Week on Your School or District   Calendar and CELEBRATE!

May 12-16, 2014

Ohio's 37th Annual Celebration

Click HEREto examine or download
a list of Popular Right to Read themes

Click here to download a PDF of a poem dedicated to Celebrating Reading!  
To download an application for the Right to Read Celebration Award

Click here to download application in MS Word format

Report Your School and  District
Celebrations by June 4, 2012 

After your Celebration, please complete and mail the Award Application to:

Mrs. Margaret Lucas, OCIRA Chairperson
Ohio Right to Read/
Newspaper in Education Committee
c/o Euclid City Schools
651 East 222 St.
Euclid, OH  44123

Districts with 100% Participation will Receive Special Recognition at 
OCIRA’s Annual Conference.

Celebrating Ohio Right to Read Week is one way to stress the importance of reading in our society.  Fostering a lifelong love of reading is an important goal.  We know that good reading skills are essential for success in many subject areas.

Celebrating Ohio Right to Read Week is one way to unite the community, Fostering good relationships within the community is a benefit.  OCIRA invites you and your community to participate. 

Here is an activity that can be used for the 2014 Right to Read Celebration.

Ohio’s Right to Read tradition is a strong one!  The role of reading celebrations is acknowledged in the ODE Guidelines and Benchmarks for School Libraries.  By sustained silent reading, by reading to others, by discussing the books we read and enjoy,  we encourage students to develop lifetime reading habits.

Marge Lucas, (
OCIRA  Chairperson
Ohio Right to Read/Newspaper in Ed. Committee

For the Year 2011-2012

One Dozen Reasons Why We Celebrate Ohio Right to Read Week

To promote the joy of reading.    
To build good reading habits.
To improve reading skills.
To read aloud.
To read silently.
To discuss ideas in books, stories, poems, nonfiction writing.
To review the importance of reading.
To learn how reading affects the careers and lives of others.
To participate in creative activities that relate to reading.
To share a love of lifetime learning within school, family, community.
To meet Ohio’s Academic Standards across the Curriculum.
To explore newer reading formats and resources::  digital,  e-books,  blogs, webpages (authors, illustrators, publishers) Twitter, Facebook, etc.


choose to read ohio graphicis a continuing project sponsored by the State Library of Ohio and OHIOANA. Participants select books by Ohio Authors, read and discuss them. A list of authors and titles is available on the following website.
You can receive participation certificates for your discussion groups.
Contact Janet Ingraham Dwyer,
Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio, for additional information.

READING CELEBRATION --- Ohioana Style!!!!
You are invited to the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 12, 2012
Meet Ohio Authors.  Free Admission, Free Parking,  10:00 am  to 4:30 pm
Location:  Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center
                 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd.
                 Columbus, Ohio 43215
The annual Ohioana Book Festival will feature noted Ohio writers, representing a diversity of literary styles and genres.  Featured authors will participate throughout
the day in panel discussions and book signings.

State Library of Ohio has information about  2012  Summer Reading Program Slogans: 
Children:  Dream Big - Read!   Teen:    Own the Night.    Adult:   Between the Covers.

Contact Janet Ingraham Dwyer,

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