July 23

Sing a Song

Beautiful Ohio (Ohio's State Song)

I sailed away; Wandered afar;
Crossed the mighty restless sea;
Looked for where I ought to be.
Cities so grand, mountains above,
Led to this land I love.

Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain
Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain.
Cities rising high, silhouette the sky.
Freedom is supreme in this majestic land;
Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand.
Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view,
Land where my dreams all come true!


"Hang On Sloopy" debuts at Ohio State in 1965

Try This

Dance to Ohio's official rock song, "Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys.

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So
  • Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton by Don Tate