Ohio Ready to Read is an initiative of the Ohio Library Council and the State Library of Ohio. Its mission is to share Every Child Ready to Read® @ Your Library® and other early literacy information with public library staff and trustees, parents and caregivers, child care providers, early childhood educators, children's advocates and political decision makers. Contact Ohio Ready to Read.

The Ohio Ready to Read website has a wealth of early literacy resources, including information about grant opportunities and free staff training. The Ohio Ready to Read Library is a collection of programs, materials, resources, and ideas for promoting early literacy and supporting children, parents, and caregivers. All resources in the ORTR Library are contributed by Ohio librarians. Visit the ORTR Library to learn from other libraries' experiences, download materials to adapt to your community, and contribute your own ideas.

The Ohio Ready to Read task force is part of the Ohio Library Council Children's Services Division. Current task force members include:
  • Krista Tokarz, Chair, Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Elaine Betting, Lorain Public Library System
  • Marianna DiGiacomo, Akron Summit County Public Library
  • Christina Dorr, Hilliard City Schools
  • Natalie Fields, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Marisa Glaviano, Sing, Sign, Read; formerly of Westerville Public Library
  • Angela Maxwell, Beachwood City Schools
  • Maria Simon, Wood County Public Library
  • Janet Ingraham Dwyer, State Library of Ohio

The ORTR task force benefits from the contributions of professional children's librarians who volunteer on special projects and as trainers. Current task force volunteers include:
  • Brenda Guggenbiller, Ashland Public Library
  • Renee Hopper, Defiance Public Library
  • Cheilon Preston, Public Library of Chillicothe and Ross County
  • Kerry Rhoad, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

To find out how to contribute to the Ohio Early Literacy Crosswalk, email Janet Ingraham Dwyer at the State Library of Ohio.