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"

TOUGH AS THEY COME

by
SSG Travis Mills
2019

Book Cover

Thousands of soldiers die every year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his twenty-fifth birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost—Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation.

SSG Travis Mills

Author

SSG Travis Mills

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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2019 SPONSORS

American Eagle Outfitters Foundation

Front Row Sports

Bank Midwest

Hepner Appraisal Service

Peter Nicholson

Franklin County Community Foundation

KOFO

Richard T Hale, DDS

Loyd Builders

Kramer Pharmacy

Friends of the Ottawa Library

Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

USD 290

Dr T Gregory Dulos, Optometrist

Ottawa American Legion Post #60

OTHER O-TOWN READS TITLES

2016
OUT OF MY MIND
2017
GIRL IN REVERSE
2018
THE OTHER WES MOORE
2020
NO OTHER HOME
2021
A MAN CALLED OVE
2022
THE SUN DOES SHINE
2023
FINDING DOROTHY