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"

NO OTHER HOME

by
Matt Besler
2020

Book Cover

Sporting Kansas City captain Matt Besler has achieved something extraordinary in the least extraordinary way. At every level of his athletic career, Besler has heard the same questions and initial dismissal of his talent. Even as he made his slow, steady progression into the consciousness of his coaches, opponents, and fans, then onto the national and world soccer stage, he heard it still. How does a normal guy like Matt Besler end up playing in the World Cup, one of the most exclusive competitions in international sports?

Matt Besler

Author

Matt Besler

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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2020 SPONSORS

Franklin County Community Foundation

Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

KOFO

Cottonwood Animal Hospital

Kramer Drug Store

American Eagle Outfitters

Ottawa Rotary

Loyd Builders

Tom & Becky Shrimplin

Peter Nicholson

Friends of the Ottawa Library

Front Row Sports

Bank Midwest

Hepner Appraisal Service

OTHER O-TOWN READS TITLES

2016
OUT OF MY MIND
2017
GIRL IN REVERSE
2018
THE OTHER WES MOORE
2019
TOUGH AS THEY COME
2021
A MAN CALLED OVE
2022
THE SUN DOES SHINE
2023
FINDING DOROTHY