Local Authors & The Library

CollectionsLocal authors

The library curates a circulating collection of works by authors residing in the CRRL service area and adjacent counties. Library visitors will find works by local authors through the library catalog and on occasional READ LOCAL displays at all branches.

Authors, if you would like us to consider adding your work, just leave a donated copy at the Research desk at any branch with this form attached. Print out the form (PDF) to accompany your book.

Please understand that we are unable to return copies not selected.


We know you would like to make the public aware of your work. Authors are invited to book space in all CRRL branches for informal Local Author @ the Library book signings and book sales at tables in the lobby. If you schedule your visit at least 4 months ahead, we can include your appearance in the promotional listings of branch events. To schedule a signing, contact Lee Criscuolo at lcriscuolo@crrl.org or by calling 540-899-1703.

Meet Local Authors at the Library

Christie Jones
Headquarters, Saturday, October 8, 1:00 - 3:00
England Run, Saturday, October 13, 1:00 - 3:00
As a school counseler, the author encounters heartbreaking stories of children facing homelessness, poverty, depression, and other situations beyond their control. In Are We Home Yet? Jones tells homeless children they are not alone, and brings adults into their world.

Justina Fink
Salem Church, Saturday, October 8, 1:00 - 3:00
Snow, Saturday, October 15, 1:00 - 3:00
Beautifully written and illustrated, this book, Can Little Ducky Tie His Shoes?, has inspired many youngsters to keep trying and never give up.