This month, in celebration of International Children’s Book Day (April 2nd), and in honor of our receipt of the Celebrate Ohio Book Awards and Authors, we have put together the display: “Write in Ohio!”. The books on display in the lobby were all purchased from funds provided by the COBAA LSTA grant, which is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The COBAA grant program provides funds to Ohio libraries (including public, school, academic, and special) for collection development. This fund allows libraries to purchase books by Ohio authors and books recognized by Ohio-based book award programs. Qualifying libraries must select from a list of almost 2,000 titles drawn from the Ohioana Book Awards, Buckeye’s Children’s and Teen Book Award, James Cook Book Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, The Anisfield-Wolf Award, Thurder Prize for American Humor, Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award, Choose to Read Ohio, and Floyd’s Pick.
Books geared toward children and young adults were purchased with the funds provided by the COBAA grant. Many of these books have multiple awards. These books will be a part of the Curriculum Resource Center (CRC) at Wittenberg University. These books will be used by those pursuing an Education major and others serving pre-K-12 students. Anyone with a Wittenberg library card may check out the materials from the CRC.
Here are some titles purchased with the funds provided by the COBAA LSTA grant:
The topic for this book display is “Write in Ohio!”. The goal is to inspire young authors and artists to find inspiration in Ohio. Many of the works displayed are written by Ohio authors, including Nina: a story about Nina Simone; Walking with Miss Millie; This is not that kind of book; and the Barnabus project. Each of the cover images is linked to the library’s catalog: just click on the picture and it will take you to the catalog.