' On the Same Page 2008 - Bronx Masquerade - About

Now in its seventh year, On The Same Page is an annual community reading event hosted by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


To enhance our sense of community through a shared reading event which encompasses all of Hamilton County.

Program Goals

  • Promote reading as an enjoyable activity
  • Facilitate community dialogue


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.

Teen Title Selection Team

  • Jennifer Weikert, Westwood Branch
  • Teen advisory board members and their library branches:
    • Brianna B., Westwood Branch
    • Sidney C., Main Library
    • Emma F., Wyoming Branch
    • Lauren F., College Hill Branch
    • Mariele F., Westwood Branch
    • Heather J., Delhi Branch
    • Mallory K., Norwood Branch
    • Regina K., Miami Township Branch
    • Kassie K., Green Township Branch
    • Abby N., Madeira Branch
    • Aaron R., Sharonville Branch
    • Amanda W., Anderson Branch

Teen titles selected in previous years

  • 2003 - Marika by Andrea Cheng
  • 2004 - Hush by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 2005 - Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • 2006 - Bird by Angela Johnson
  • 2007 - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan