Ohio Ready to Read (ORTR) is a joint initiative of the Ohio Library Council and State Library of Ohio to educate Ohio's families on the importance of early childhood literacy, through resources and activities available at Ohio's public libraries. Ohio Ready to Read supports library-based activities that contribute to the reading readiness of 0-5 year olds, that support the developing reading proficiency of K-3rd graders, that promote student success from kindergarten through college and career, and that encourage the love of reading at all ages.
ORTR provides many services at no cost to libraries. These services help Ohio's libraries to share early literacy information with their communities, develop early childhood library programs that promote literacy, and teach parents, caregivers, and other significant adults about early literacy concepts. Browse this website to learn about and use ORTR's resources.
ORTR and its services and resources are made possible, in part, by federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the State Library of Ohio by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Download and share this flyer describing Ohio Ready to Read, our services for libraries, and the importance of early literacy.