NaNoWriMo 2020

NaNoWriMo 2020

During November, we welcome the observance of U.S. holidays and events celebrated around the world.   We honor U.S. veterans and recognize the heritage of indigenous people. We promote adoption awareness and praise aviation history. We celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and commemorate special and even whimsical events like World Vegan Day and National Deviled Eggs …

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An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

The Ohio Center for the Book was fortunate to be asked by the Ohioana Library to host an outreach event for the Ohioana Book Festival this year. Tom Batiuk of Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft fame and Jay Kalagayan, creator, writer, and publisher of MeSseD Comics, had a wide-ranging conversation with our Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Valentino Zullo. …

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Adopt A Book: Library of Congress State Literacy Award Winner!

Adopt A Book: Library of Congress State Literacy Award Winner!

The Ohio Center for the Book is very pleased to announce that Adopt A Book, Inc. was selected as one of the ten winners of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program! With the current pandemic, we were unable to present the award to Adopt A Book co-founders Alex Laman and Hannah Laman and president …

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Own a Unique Piece of Artwork by Legendary Comics Creator Sina Grace!

Own a Unique Piece of Artwork by Legendary Comics Creator Sina Grace!

Now that we have your attention, read on to hear how you can own a unique piece of artwork by legendary comics creator Sina Grace! He’s not from Ohio, but to paraphrase Robert Burns: The best-laid schemes of mice and menGo often askew Before the closures due to the pandemic, the Ohio Center for the …

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Help Us Spread The Word About Ohio’s Literary Heritage on Wikipedia

Help Us Spread The Word About Ohio’s Literary Heritage on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is consistently among the Top 10 most-visited sites on the Internet as well as being at or near the top of every Google search. For better or worse, this is where people are getting a lot of their information. In light of this, the Ohio Center for the Book is encouraging librarians and others …

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Adopt A Book Selected As A Winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program

Adopt A Book Selected As A Winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program

We are very pleased to announce that Adopt A Book, Inc., having been nominated by the Ohio Center for the Book, has been selected as a winner of the 2020 Library of Congress State Literacy Awards Program! Adopt A Book, Inc., headquartered in Loveland near Cincinnati, will receive $2,225 in recognition of their outstanding contribution …

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Zullo named 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence

Zullo named 2020-2021 Scholar-in-Residence

The Ohio Center for the Book is very pleased to announce that Valentino Zullo (@ValentinoLucaZ) will be the 2020-2021 Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence. The Ohio Center for the Book, including its associated circulating book collection of Ohio authors, is located at Cleveland Public Library‚Äôs Main Library in downtown Cleveland. Valentino L. Zullo is …

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