Local Author Collection

The library is developing a collection of kids, teen, and adult materials written by local authors. 

For a book to be considered for this new collection, the author must 

  • be from the metro Chicago area (or the book’s setting or storyline must be in the metro Chicago area)
  • agrees to donate a physical copy of his/her book to the library 
  • agrees that DGPL makes the final determination

Books accepted into the collection 

  • may be self-published
  • become the property of DGPL
  • will be added as time permits
  • may be withdrawn at any time

Submit your book (drop off or mail) to:

  • Local Author Coordinator
  • Downers Grove Public Library
  • 1050 Curtiss Street
  • Downers Grove IL 60515

Fill out this online application to be considered.

DGPL will contact the authors of all submissions with a decision. Books not accepted into the collection may be picked up by the author or considered for the library’s book sale.

Questions: email askus@dglibrary.org.