O-Town Reads events are designed to bring our community together through the reading and discussion of a common book and give the members of our city -- both young and old -- an opportunity to connect and talk through a shared reading experience.

O-Town Reads brings friends, families, neighbors, and co-workers together through a common theme. Approximately 500 copies of the chosen title are given away to the community each year with the instructions to "read and pass it on"

OUT OF MY MIND

by
Sharon M. Draper
2016

Book Cover

Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. She's the smartest kid in her whole school - but no one knows it, because Melody can't talk. She can't walk. She can't write. Melody's story is one full of heartache and hope. Get ready to meet a girl whose voice you'll never, ever forget.

Sharon M. Draper

Author

Sharon M. Draper

O-TOWN READS EVENTS

  • 2023 O-Town Reads Announcement
    Fri, Dec 09
    Ottawa Library
    Dec 09, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    Ottawa Library, 105 S Hickory St, Ottawa, KS 66067, USA
    Ottawa Library's 2023 selection for O-Town reads will be unveiled during a Chamber Coffee. Come and get a first look at what we have planned.
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OTHER O-TOWN READS TITLES

2017
GIRL IN REVERSE
2018
THE OTHER WES MOORE
2019
TOUGH AS THEY COME
2020
NO OTHER HOME
2021
A MAN CALLED OVE
2022
THE SUN DOES SHINE
2023
FINDING DOROTHY