Cover image of the book, A Star for Mrs. Blake

Now in its 13th 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 which encompasses all of Hamilton County

Program Goals

  • Promote reading as an enjoyable activity
  • To 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.

On The Same Page 2014 Project Team

  • Greg Edwards, Deputy Director, Sponsor
  • Kate Lawrence, Adult Services, Programming & Exhibits Manager
  • Mary Sanker, Mariemont, Project Coordinator

Title Selection Team

  • Audrey Bullar, JosephBeth Booksellers
  • Theresa Kovacs, Collection Development
  • Aimee Pennington, Wyoming Branch
  • Kate Lawrence, Programming and Exhibits
  • Elizabeth Weigand, Clifton Branch
  • Mary Sanker, Mariemont Branch

Previous Years’ Titles