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Summary

Now in its ninth year, On the Same Page is an annual community reading event hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. It is one of the longest-running programs of its kind in the country.

Mission

  • To enhance our sense of community through a shared reading event encompassing all of Hamilton County.

Program Goals

  • Promote reading as an enjoyable activity
  • Facilitate community dialogue

Description

  • 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. This project was modeled after the first organized community reading event, which was held in Seattle in 1997. The Library of Congress maintains a state-by-state list of past and current “one book” reading projects.

2010 Project Team

  • Greg Edwards, LSO Sponsor
  • Kate Lawrence, Programming Coordinator
  • Joan Luebering, Loveland Branch, Project Coordinator

Program Planning Team

  • Elizabeth Cline — Information & Reference
  • Alana Johnson — Blue Ash
  • Aimee Pennington — Monfort Heights
  • Kathy Rieck — Hyde Park
  • Morris Smith — College Hill
  • Robynn Warner — Madeira
  • Susanne Wells — Collection Development

Title Selection Team

  • Elizabeth Cline — Information & Reference
  • Micheal Fraser — JosephBeth Booksellers
  • Sheila Gray — Fox 19 News
  • Alana Johnson — Blue Ash
  • Annette Meurer — JosephBeth Booksellers
  • Aimee Pennington — Monfort Heights
  • Morris Smith — College Hill
  • Susanne Wells — Collection Development

Titles selected in previous years:

  • 2009 - The Soloist by Steve Lopez
  • 2009 - Fire from the Rock by Sharon M. Draper
  • 2008 - Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead
  • 2008 - Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes
  • 2007 - The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • 2007 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  • 2006 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • 2006 - Bird by Angela Johnson
  • 2005 - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • 2005 - Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • 2004 - Crossing the River by Caryl Phillips
  • 2004 - Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 2003 - Savage Inequality by Jonathan Kozol
  • 2003 - Marika by Andrea Cheng
  • 2002 - A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
Cover of The Hunger Games