Otter Creek Media Center

Welcome to the Otter Creek Media Center. Please visit this website often as a way to keep up with new materials, resources, and events at the library.
“It is an awfully sad misconception that librarians simply check books in and out. The library is the heart of the school, and without a librarian it is but an empty shell.” Jarrett J. Krosoczka author and illustrator

Library Books Due Dates

All library books are due Friday, May 21, 2021.

Award Winner

Ground Zero

Alan Gratz

September 11, 2001. New York City. Nine year old Brandon goes to work with his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center. Out of nowhere an airplane slams into the tower, creating a fiery nightmare of terror and confusion that threatens everyone in the building. Can Brandon survive- and escape?

Young Hoosier Book Award Nominees


The Benefits of Being an Octopus
By Ann Braden

Broken Strings
By Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer

Field Notes on Love
By Jennifer E. Smith

The Forgotten Girl
By India Hill Brown

From the Desk of Zoe Washington
By Janae Marks

The Guinevere Deception
By Kiersten White

White Bird
By R.J. Palacio

Hoax for Hire
By Laura Martin

By Scott Westerfeld

Last Pick (Volume 1)
By Jason Walz

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
By Jason Reynolds

Other Words for Home
By Jasmine Warga

By Akwaeke Emezi

Wink: Surviving Middle School with One Eye Open
By Rob Harrell

Pretend She’s Here
By Luanne Rice

Pumpkinheads: A Graphic Novel
By Rainbow Rowell

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
By Den Gemeinhart

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
By Carlos Hemandez

Strike Zone
By Mike Lupica

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
By Kwame Mbalia

Media Center Resources

James Patterson’s Read Kiddo Read Website. Gives age appropriate book recommendations to parents for students who don’t like to read. For more information click here.

The Ask Rose Homework Help Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12. If you need help call 1-877-Ask-Rose, Sunday-Thursday, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Students may also go online for help. Visit Site.

2020-2021 OCMS Library Helpers!

For more information on how to become a library helper, contact Ms. Whitlock.

This year the Battle of the Books will be held virtually in the library during the week of May 10. Students will take an 80 question test, and the average of those tests will determine who is the county champion.