O-Town Reads

What is O-Town Reads?

O-Town Reads is a community-wide program designed to bring people together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.

Through the help of generous sponsors, a free copy of the book can be picked up at the library.

2020 O-Town Reads Selection

The Ottawa Library is pleased to announce the 2020’s O-Town Reads book, “No Other Home” by Overland Park native, Matt Besler.   A member of Kansas City’s pro soccer team, Sporting KC,  Besler’s book is a memoir-like collection of inspirational stories, moments, and advice.

Our Sponsors

Thank you for sponsoring. Without your support, this wouldn’t be possible.

Presenting Sponsor
* Franklin County Community Foundation
* American Eagle Outfitters Foundation
* Friends of the Ottawa Library
* Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

Library Extraordinaire
* Ottawa Rotary
* Front Row Sports

Book Lover
* Loyd Builders Inc.
* Bank Midwest
* Cottonwood Animal Hospital

Library Patron
* Tom & Becky Shrimplin
* Hepner Appraisal Service
* Betty Birzer, Realtor

Friends of the Library
* Kramer Drug Store
* Peter Nicholson


Teen After Hours (2nd Saturday)Vision Boards
January 11th, 2:00 PM at Ottawa Library

Author Visit with Matt Besler
January 15th, 6:00 PM at OMA

Book Discussions
* January 27th, 7:00 PM at Ottawa Library
* February 4th, 2:00 PM at Corner Market

Family Night
Date and time to be determined, at Ottawa University

Adult Vision Boards
February 13th, 6:00 PM at Ottawa Library