In September and October, Salina Public Library organizes Salina Reads, a community-wide reading campaign. All Salinans are encouraged to read and discuss the selected book.
For the seventh year of Salina Reads, the selected book is “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were the members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma because of oil discovered beneath their land. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. As the death toll climbed to more than 24, the FBI took up the case.
Checkout the Book
2018 — “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah; and youth selections, “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena and “One Crazy Summer” by Rita Williams-Garcia
2017 — “The Last Cattle Drive” by Robert Day; and youth selections, “Old Yeller” by Fred Gipson and “Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy” by Jan Thomas
2016 — “Digging to America” by Anne Tyler and “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri; and youth selection, “The Tree in the Courtyard” by Jeff Gottesfeld
2015 — “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel
2014 — “The Worst Hard Time” Timothy Egan
2013 — “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” by Mark Haddon