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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 Lee Criscuolo at or 540-899-1703. 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.

Meet Local Authors at the Library!

Meet Maurice I. Jones, author of F.A.I.T.H. Fulfillment Acquired Instantly Through Hope. From volunteering in youth programs to becoming the youth president of his church, Maurice developed a passion for inspiring youth and spreading the word of Christ. Now he's an author, preacher of the Gospel, and entrepreneur. Learn about yourself as you read this book which consists of personal testimonies, scriptural content, and more!

  • Greg Miller
    • England Run, Saturday, May 6, 1:00-3:00
    • Snow, Saturday, May 20, 1:00-3:00

Meet Greg Miller, author of Grail of Culloden and Princess Rachel Adventures: Book 1.

Meet Donald Burrell, author of The Genesis of Recreating Your Life.