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About On the Same Page
Fire from the Rock

Now in its eighth 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.


  • 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


  • 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 astate-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 Barta, Westwood Branch
    • Courtney Cox, Main Library
    • Emma Farrow, Wyoming Branch
    • Alena Flick, Greennills Branch
    • Mariele Fluegeman, Westwood Branch
    • Kaitlyn Kreiner, Reading Branch
    • Zachary Paff, Green Township
    • Meg Sheldon, Westwood 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
  • 2008 - Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes