About On the Same Page

In an effort to foster a sense of community through reading, area organizations joined in partnership in 2002 to establish On the Same Page, a citywide reading project. Since that time, thousands of people from around the Tristate came together to read A Lesson Before Dying (Ernest Gaines), Savage Inequalities (Jonathan Kozol), Marika (Andrea Cheng), Crossing the River (Caryl Phillips), and Hush (Jacquelyn Woodson). We are pleased to announce that The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, a book for middle school readers, will be the two novels featured in 2005.

On the Same Page mission:

To promote reading and community dialogue.

The Kite Runner selection team:

Sandy Bolek
Website Coordinator
Denis Daly
Reference Librarian, History and Genealogy Department
Teresa Kopp
Library Services Assistant, Westwood Branch
Annette Meurer
Marketing & PR Manager, Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Linda Miltner
Library Media Specialist, Oak Hills Local School District, Retired
Kathy Reick
Manager, Hyde Park Branch
Holbrook Sample
Manager, Greenhills Branch

Among the Hidden selection team:

Carrie Conlin
Teen Librarian, Fiction & Young Adults Department
Daryl Elliott
Library Services Assistant, Circulation Services Department
Sarah Schellenger
Manager, Northside Branch
Lorie Bonapfel
Children's Librarian, Reading Branch
Future Vincent-Hicks
Librarian, Academy of World Languages
Colleen Wood
Children's Librarian, Covedale Branch

The following criteria were taken into consideration by the selection teams when evaluating the titles:

If your organization would like to host a book discussion group, obtain marketing material, or be involved in On the Same Page, please contact Laura Dell by phone (513-369-6944) or email. We look forward to working with you on this exciting citywide reading project!

Listen (RealPlayer required) to Anne Thompson (of WVXU) interview Margaret Peterson Haddix and talk with library representatives about On the Same Page.