Reading is the key to success in school! 

The third grade reading Ohio Achievement Assessment is key in determining what students know. During the 2014-2015 school year, students must score a 394 or above to move on to fourth grade. Find your district's passage rate here.

Reading Buddies

Help your student be a better reader.

All locations have a Reading Buddies program.

  • Who: Students in Kindergarten through Grade 3
  • What: One-on-one reading practice with library staff or volunteers
  • Why: To help students with reading skills so they can be successful in school

The program supports Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

Driving Park
Monday: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find practice Third Grade Reading tests?

Check out these tests from the Ohio Department of Education.


How many times should I come to Reading Buddies each week?

We recommend at least two times each week. Remember it’s important to read at home also.


Can you provide good websites for reading help?

Reading First Ohio


Can the library send me emails with reading tips?

Yes, we have a bi-monthly email with great books and tips to help your child. Sign up here.

Working with Schools

We're working with the 10 school districts we serve to make sure we have the programs and resources students and parents need for help with school success.

Our Reading Buddies program provides one-on-one reading practice after school. Stop in any location to learn more about the program and everything the library has to offer students and parents.


Columbus City Schools has a Reading Buddies program during the school day. Contact Columbus City Schools for information about their program. 

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