2018 OBF FlyerOhioana Book Festival

Looking for a great way to spend a beautiful Spring Saturday?  Then head on down to Columbus for a day of fun, education, wonder, whimsy, and celebration of Ohio’s top authors.

Since its inception in 2007, the Ohioana Book Festival has given readers the opportunity to connect with their favorite Ohio writers. Held each spring, the Festival welcomes roughly 100 authors and more than 3,000 visitors every year.

In addition to the meeting and hearing from great Ohio authors like Margaret Peterson Haddix, Tricia Springstubb, Mindy McGinnis, and Cinda Williams Chima you can also enjoy kids’ activities, food trucks, and meet everyone’s favorite Library Mouse. 

The 2018 Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:30a.m.-5:00p.m. at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215. It is a FREE event open to the public, no registration required.





Libraries Connect Ohio FY2019 Collection Announced

On Thursday, March 15th, the State Library of Ohio Board approved a grant to contribute LSTA funding to the Libraries Connect Ohio collection of digital content for FY2019. INFOhio, OhioLINK, and OPLIN, representing school libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries, contribute funding for this collection of high quality digital content. Through this unique partnership of library organizations, Libraries Connect Ohio is able to provide a strong and consistent set of resources that demonstrates the benefits of shared services and effectively serves Ohioans of all ages.

The Libraries Connect Ohio collection of digital content is licensed for a period of 5 years, contingent upon funding, and is evaluated annually. Beginning July 1, 2018 the Libraries Connect Ohio collection of digital content for all Ohioans will include the following new titles:


Home Improvement Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center

Chilton's Library
Kids Infobits
Recorded Books 
Transparent Language Online

Please note: The Libraries Connect Ohio collection will no longer include Ancestry (Proquest) or Science Online (Facts on File). INFOhio will provide additional information about future access for these resources in April.


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