The State Library of Ohio is honoring an Ostrander resident, Floyd Dickman, who passed away last June.
State librarian Beverly Cain and the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) advisory board recently honored Dickman’s contributions to the Ohio library community by proclaiming the establishment of a special “Floyd’s Pick” annual book selection.
The board proclamation recognized Dickman as a founding member of the CTRO advisory board, having served from 2008 to 2015, and praised his recognition as a state and national expert and advocate for children’s literature.
Each year the CTRO advisory board will select an outstanding book in Ohio children’s literature to be “Floyd’s Pick.” The first Floyd’s Pick book will be announced in spring 2016 along with the 2017 and 2018 CTRO list of books.
Dickman was a library consultant at the State Library and retired in 1999 after 23 years of service. The State Library of Ohio board’s retirement resolution at that time recognized his leadership, commitment and passion for library services, children’s literature and family literacy. He also received praise for his dedication and compelling enthusiasm to teaching and mentoring librarians and library science students. During his career, he was honored as the Ohio Library Council Librarian of the Year and Outstanding Friend from the Ohio Family Literacy Task Force.
Choose to Read Ohio , a project of the State Library of Ohio, Ohioana Library and Ohio Center for the Book, encourages public libraries, schools, families and others to build a community of readers and an appreciation of Ohio authors, illustrators and literature.
Information for this story was provided by the State Library of Ohio.