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 lcriscuolo@crrl.org 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!

Rick Pullen, England Run, Saturday, June 3, 2:00-3:00
Rick Pullen shares his wisdom about the writing process​, getting published, and excerpts from his political thriller, Naked Ambition. Puechase signed copies of his book, as well as refreshments, will be offered.

Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers, Headquarters, Saturday, June 10, 1:00-3:00
Meet the Central Virginia Sisters in Crime mystery writers' club authors M.E. Maki, Heather Weidner, and Maggie King!

Meet Gerald Tyler, author of "Three in One: The Life and Legacy of Gerald DeForest Tyler: an Educator, Preacher, and Writer."

Headquarters, Saturday, June 24, 2:00-4:00 
Salem Church, Saturday, July 8, 2:00-4:00 
Porter, Saturday, July 22, 2:00-4:00 
Snow, Saturday, July 29, 2:00-4:00 
England Run, Saturday, August 5, 2:00-4:00

Meet John Hanson, author of the books: "Michelle's Miracle," "Farewell to an Angel," and "The Cancer Journey." 

Salem Church, Saturday, July 1, 1:00-3:00
Porter, Saturday, July 15, 1:00-3:00
England Run, Saturday, July 22, 1:00-3:00
Headquarters, Saturday, August 5, 1:00-3:00