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Ohio READ Posters

The State Library of Ohio is creating a series of READ posters with Ohio elected officials, policy makers, state agency directors, Ohio authors and others. A limited number of the posters are printed and are also available for downloading. 

State of Ohio Administrators and Officials



Former (no longer in specified office or position)

Ohio Authors, Celebrities, and Friends


If you would like to participate in the State Library of Ohio READ poster project contact Marsha McDevitt-Stredney at 614-644-6875.

small image of a Ohio Talking Book READ poster

The State Library of Ohio's newest READ poster features seven military veterans who are patrons of the Ohio Talking Book Program.  The State Library of Ohio partnered with the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, the Cleveland VA Blind Rehabilitation Center, and VA Health Care to produce this special poster.

Download a JPG of the poster.

State Librarian Beverly Cain with her favorite book Clays Quilt by Silas House.

Download the Beverly Cain READ poster.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reading to his daughters.

"Reading with our children at an early age provides them a solid foundation on which to build a good education and a bright future. Katie, Kylie and I encourage all families to visit their local libraries. We are fortunate as Ohio’s libraries are among the best in the world."

-Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State

Download the READ poster - JPG file. (11" x 17" - 235 dpi)

Student at the Ohio State School for the Blind with a Digital Talking Book player. The poster promotes the school, State Library of Ohio's Talking Book Services and the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled.

Download this READ poster - JPG file. (11" x 17" - 224 dpi)

READ poster for Nancy Roe Pimm - small scale Download Choose to Read Ohio author Nancy Roe Pimm
READ poster for Daniel Kirk - small scale Download Choose to Read Ohio author Daniel Kirk
small image of the READ poster of Robin Yocum Download Choose to the Read Ohio author Robin Yocum READ poster.
Choose to READ Ohio Poster - Denise Fleming


Download the Choose To Read Ohio author Denise Fleming READ poster.

Choose To Read Ohio Tony Abbott READ poster

Download the Choose To Read Ohio author Tony Abbott READ poster

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Steve Buehrer,  Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Administrator

Reading Team of Rivals: the political genius of Abraham Lincoln  by Doris Kearns Goodwin


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State Representative Tim Derickson with his favorite book The Book of Virtues by William Bennett. 

The Book of Virtues by Dr. William Bennett encourages us all to honor and respect one another while challenging each of us to rooted and grown in our faith.  This timeless writing is one that will be used as a reference to basic, wholesome living in an increasingly secular world.

The State Library of Ohio has the resources to help all Ohioans, whether it’s research for a school project, preparing for a career change, or studying for the ACT or SAT.  Based on my personal experience and use of the State Library of Ohio, I strongly encourage Ohio students to utilize this invaluable asset for their own personal growth.”
~ State Representative Tim Derickson, 53rd District

Download State Represenative Derickson's READ poster

State Representative Dale Mallory with his favorite book Ohio Valley History

Download State Representative Dale Mallory's READ poster.

Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar

Ohio Department of Education, State Board of Education President, Debe Terhar readingThe Story of Ferdinand to young children.

Download Terhar's READ poster.

Students at the Ohio State School for the Blind in their marching band uniforms with a Talking Book player and a favorite digital book Meet the Musicians: From Prodigy (or Not)to Pro by Amy Nathan.


Learn more about the Talking Book program at:

Download the Ohio School for the Blind Students READ poster.

Download Choose to Read Ohio author Jaime Adoff's READ poster.

"Books don't care what color you, what religion you are, where you come from or how much money your parents make. They are the great equalizer."

There is nothing better than seeing a kid nose deep in a book because I know that just from the simple act of reading, their life will never be the same. ~ Jaime Adoff

Download Choose to Read Ohio author Andrea Cheng's READ Poster.

"A third grader asked me why my name was on the cover of WHERE THE STEPS WERE.

"Because I'm the author," I said.

She shook her head.  "Carmen, Dawn, Kayla, Jonathan, and Anthony wrote it.

She thought the poems were actually written by the characters in the book. 

That was the biggest compliment I ever got."

~ Andrea Cheng

“It’s always hard for me to choose just one book when I’m asked to name a favorite. Since I write for kids, for this poster I picked one of my favorites from when I was about twelve years old: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg. I read this book many, many times as a kid, and always enjoyed the mystery, the intrigue, the notion of running away to a museum—and the way the kids in the book grow and change.” ~ Margaret Peterson Haddix
Download Choose to Read Ohio author Margaret Peterson Haddix's READ poster
Choose to Read Ohio illustrator Will Hillenbrand with Sleep Big Bear Sleep.

Download Will Hillenbrand's READ poster.

Al "Scoop" Oliver (1971 Pittsburgh Pirates World Series Champions) with his favorite book Roberto Clemente The Great One by Bruce Markusen.


Download former Pittsburgh Pirates player Al Oliver's READ poster

“Libraries are the backbone of our individual communities and our state as a whole.  I am a library user both personally and professionally as a resource for my job as a legislator.  Founding Brothers reflects the sacrifices and ideals that led to the freedom that we have in the U.S.A.  I chose it because of the freedom that each library gives each of us to explore the world and the universe.”  ~ Former State Senator of Ohio Senator John Carey
The Founding Brothers is available through the State Library's catalog.

Download former Senator John Carey's READ poster.

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Download former Ohio Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce's poster.

Former Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor with a favorite children's book.

“Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places We’ll Go! is so much more than a children’s book.  It’s a lifelong delight, with a message for readers of every age.  As our two boys (now teenagers) have discovered, it’s a fun book to have read to you at bedtime, and later it’s a fun and very meaningful book to read – and re-read – as you grow older.  This was the last book Dr. Seuss wrote, and I think it’s his best.” ~ Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor

Download the READ poster for Mary Taylor, former Ohio Auditor.

"The Last Campaign - Robert F. Kennedy was a committed public servant who wanted to make people’s lives better. This book described his personal challenges and triumphs in stepping out of the shadow of his beloved brother and becoming an American icon in his own right. Forty years after his run for the presidency, so many parallels were apparent in our new president’s quest to foster a better America.

The State Library of Ohio is a wonderful resource for the reading Ohio public, with its exceptional support of the state’s libraries and its relationship to other state agencies. Its committed staff works to help all Ohioans have access to the power of information.” ~ Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner
The Last Campaign is available through the State Library's eBook catalog.
Download  former Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's READ poster.

Attorney General Richard Cordray with his favorite book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is available through the State Library's eBook Catalog.


Download former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray's READ poster.

Download former Ohio Senator Gary  Cates READ poster

Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland posing with his favorite book.

Download Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland READ poster

Former First Lady of Ohio Frances Strickland posing with her favorite book The Little Prince.

Download Former First Lady Mrs. Frances Strickland READ poster

Former State Librarian Jo Budler with her favorite book The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The Time Travelers Wife is available through the State Library's eBook catalog. 

View former State Librarian Jo Budler's READ poster