The State Library of Ohio is making it easier for residents to read excellent books with ties to our region, including those from the Anisfield-Wolf canon.
From now until October 31, the State Library is calling on libraries to apply to its Celebrating Ohio Book Awards & Authors program, which offers up to $1,000 to purchase books from any Ohio-based award program. In addition to titles from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the grant is available for books that have won the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award, James Cook Book Award, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Ohioana Book Award, or the Norman A. Sugarman Children’s Biography Award.
Grant funds can also go toward the purchase of any book from the Choose to Read Ohio list, which builds two-year community conversations around books by Ohio authors and illustrators. One current selection is from Cleveland native Anthony Doerr, whose 2015 book “All the Light We Cannot See” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
Libraries interested in applying for grant funds can do so here.