All branches will be closed starting at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines are available 24/7!

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. If you would like to be considered for an informal Local Author @ the Library book signing and book sale at a table in a library lobby, contact Eric Anderson at or 540-785-9267, or complete this interest form online. Lobby visits scheduled at least 2 months in advance may be promoted on our online listings of branch events. Those scheduled at least 4 months in advance may also be promoted in our quarterly @ Your Library magazine.

Join us for a celebration of local romance author Sherryl Woods' newest book, A Small Town Love StoryCooper Branch, Tuesday, November 14, 4:00-6:00. Copies of the book will be available for sale.

Meet Local Authors at the Library!

Marilyn Matheny Marsden, author of Always Love

D. B. Butler, author of The Carter Street Gang

E.H. Kindred, author of The Seven Wars series