Legislative Day goes virtual

Thank You for Making Our Advocacy Week a Success!
This has been a challenging year, but as we have proven time and time again, Ohio’s public libraries are resilient, strong and adaptable. Thank you to everyone who made Ohio Library Week a success!  Even though our annual Legislative Day took a different form in 2021, your engagement was essential to making our voices heard. Thank you!

Throughout Ohio Library Week, libraries leveraged their social media platforms to be effective advocates. You can view posts using #OhioLibraryWeek. If you missed any of the OLC’s online programming, recordings are available below.

Ohio Library Week

Monday, April 5, 2021
Advocacy activity for Monday: Libraries shared on social media what they are doing to promote early literacy.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Virtual Session with special guests:

  • Governor Mike DeWine
  • First Lady Fran DeWine
  • Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima)
  • Ohio House Assistant Majority Whip Cindy Abrams (R-Harrison)

Recording Available
If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available on the OLC website.

 

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First Lady Fran DeWine and Governor Mike DeWine

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Senator Matt Huffman

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Rep. Cindy Abrams

Advocacy activity for Tuesday: Libraries shared on media what they are doing to help job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs and small businesses.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Advocacy activity for Wednesday: Libraries shared on social media how they are helping Ohioans connect to the internet and gain technology skills.

 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Virtual session with special guest: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls)

Recording Available
If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available on the OLC website.

 

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Senator Matt Dolan

Advocacy activity for Thursday: Libraries shared on social media what they are doing to address the educational gap and learning loss caused by the pandemic.

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Virtual session with Minority Leadership

Special Guests: Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and House Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)

Recording Available
If you missed the live presentation, a recording is available on the OLC website.

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Sen. Kenny Yuko

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Rep. Kristin Boggs

Advocacy activity for Friday: Libraries shared on social media what they have done over the past year as well as their return on investment to the community.

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