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PLYMOUTHREADS, sponsored by The Friends of the Plymouth Library, Hennepin County Library Plymouth, Plymouth Arts Council, and the City of Plymouth, is proud to announce its annual book selection for 2016: Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League written by award-winning, nationally recognized author Jonathan Odell. 

Following Odell’s presentation, books can be purchased and signed by the author. With the pre-Civil Rights theme, the PLYMOUTHREADS committee collaborated with The Hennepin History Museum. The Hennepin History Museum exhibit “Celebrating the Voting Rights Act in Minnesota” will be on display at the Plymouth library from March 19 through April 17, 2016.

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Upcoming Events

Date & Time Event Location
Mar 19, 2016
PLYMOUTHREADS Kick Off Plymouth Library
Apr 9, 2016
12 & 2:30pm
PLYMOUTHREADS Movie: Freedom Song Plymouth Library
Apr 10, 2016
PLYMOUTHREADS Book Discussion Plymouth Library
Apr 17, 2016
PLYMOUTHREADS Literary Night with Jonathan Odell Plymouth Creek Center


Now you can easily recommend a book for next year’s program! Just fill out our Readers Recommend form.


Now you can easily sign-up to receive exclusive email notifications regarding PLYMOUTHREADS events and opportunities! Every year we choose a winner, from those on the BOOK LOVERS LIST, to receive a free copy of the current book selection. Just fill out this form.

Questions? Suggestions?  Would you like to volunteer?  Contact PLYMOUTHREADS at plymouth_reads@mail.com 

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To spark conversation, find common ground, and foster learning and discovery in Plymouth by rallying readers around a single book.



  • Build compassion by challenging readers to heed another’s experience
  • Revive and revel in the joy of reading
  • Celebrate the diverse cultures and beliefs in Plymouth
  • Provide high quality, fun opportunities to come together
  • Cultivate pride in Plymouth—for the City, library, businesses, organizations, and all residents


Book Selection Criteria:

    • Reflects the mission and goals of PLYMOUTHREADS in an appreciable way.
    • Well-written and readable,with broad appeal
    • Available in multiple formats – audio, eBook, large print, etc.
    • Multifaceted themes that inspire supporting events to further engage and add context
    • Preference for:
      • an author with a Minnesota connection
      • a living author who can speak at Literary Night of Primavera, Springtime Celebration of the Arts



2015 Book:

Vacationland by Sarah Stonich



2014 Book:

Holiday Inn by Kevin Kling



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2013 Book:

Spirit Car by Diane Wilson

Spirit Car book cover


2012 Book:

Under a Flaming Sky by Daniel James Brown


2011 Book:

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett



 2010 Book:

Population 485 by Michael Perry