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, or the content should be perceived to be of interest to the Downers Grove community)
  • 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  • may be withdrawn at any time
  • should be in good condition

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.