Our Strategic Plan

Third Grade Reading

Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee shines a light on the serious issue of deficits in the reading skills of many students. Thousands of third graders could be impacted so we're stepping up our efforts to help them be better readers. In 2013, Main Library and four branches piloted a program called Reading Buddies, 15 minutes of one-on-one reading help for K-3 students. It was so successful we rolled it out to all 21 locations on January 6, 2014.