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Local Authors



Add Your Book to Our Collection

Calling All Hidalgo County Authors!

Are you an author of adult or teen books in Hidalgo County? We invite you to donate a copy of your book to our Local Author Collection!

To participate, please:

  1. Review the guidelines and complete the
    Local Author Collection Submission Form.

  2. Bring a donated copy of your book and the completed form to the Main Library Information Desk for consideration, or mail it to us:

    McAllen Public Library
    Attn: Information Desk
    4001 N. 23rd St.
    McAllen, TX 78504

    We look forward to showcasing your work!

Interested in Participating in a Library Event?

There are various opportunities for local authors to participate in McAllen Public Library events, including:

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Author Book Talks
  • Black History Month
  • Children's Storytime at MPL Branches
  • Community Health Fair
  • Día de los Niños
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • World Read Aloud Day
  • World Languages Festival
  • South Texas Book Festival (Submissions open yearly from April to July. Visit southtexasbookfestival.com for details.)

For inquiries about being considered to participate in our events or to submit a proposal, please reach out to us at referencelibrarian@mcallen.net

You are also able to stop by in person or call us at:

Main Library
4001 N. 23rd St., McAllen
Call Us: 956-681-3000

Lark Branch Library
2601 Lark Ave., McAllen
Call Us: 956-681-3100

Palm View Branch Library
3401 Jordan Rd. W., McAllen
Call Us: 956-681-3110

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