The book Ohio Statehouse: A Building for the Ages has been named as a 2011 Notable Government Document in the state of Ohio by Library Journal, according to an announcement from the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.

The book Ohio Statehouse: A Building for the Ages has been named as a 2011 Notable Government Document in the state of Ohio by Library Journal, according to an announcement from the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.

"Nominated documents reflect an interest in political issues, historical happenings and personal enrichment," according to board spokesman Gregg Dodd. "This year's list includes titles on wars past and present, international relations, diversity and gender equality, infrastructure and the environment, as well as health, education and welfare writ large."

Ohio Statehouse: A Building for the Ages was written by Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board staff members Cheryl J. Straker of Clintonville, deputy director for museum and education, and Chris Matheney of Lancaster, historic site manager.

The book features images from throughout Capitol Square, as well as information about the history of the Ohio Statehouse, Senate Building, atrium and grounds.

"The book provides readers with the opportunity to reflect on the building's history and significance," according to Dodd's announcement. "Readers will discover the beauty of the building and the symbolism that has inspired Ohioans through the large number of photographs and stories.

"The writing and images assembled in the book give a graphic picture of the Capitol Square complex and grounds, putting on paper what political leaders, tour guides and others highlight in person. It is truly a great story of Ohio's Capitol Building that has been serving as the heart of state democracy for more than 150 years."

Retailing for $14.50 in the Statehouse Museum Shop and through the website statehouse shop.com, the 80-page book includes 121 full-color and black-and-white historic images of the buildings, grounds and events since 1839, when construction began on the Statehouse.

The Statehouse Museum Shop is located on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse, accessible from the Third Street entrance.

It is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. The shop is closed Sundays and holidays.