Local Author Resources
The Library recognizes the literary efforts of local authors by including their works in the Local Author Shelf Program when possible. We also provide information about self-publishing, locating review sources, or finding a local writer’s group. The library also has online and print resources to help authors hone their craft.
The Library’s professional selection staff evaluates each published work or media production according to our Materials Selection Policy. If you are a local indie or self-published author, your work can become part of the library’s collection. Find out how!
Looking to get your book published? These resources provide a starting point.
Are you looking for ways to get your book reviewed, or social media sites to promote your book or you as an author? These resources may help.
The library offers several online resources to help aspiring writers develop skills and knowledge. All you need is your library card.
Meet the Author and Writing Workshops area available throughout the year at various branches. Check out the programs and events that are of special interest to writers.
As an aspiring author, you may want to join a local writer's group. The Library hosts a monthly group. Check the Harford Writers' Group @ The Library website for current meetings and times.