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Writers Welcome Here!

Are you a prospective author seeking information that: 

*Inspires you to write your autobiography, the next “great American novel,” a how-to manual, or a Harry Potter-style adventure for kids? 

*Gives you the low-down on the how-tos of self-publishing? 

*Lists established publishers and their requirements?  

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, you’ll find the materials you need at MidPointe Library, where local authors rule!  

If you’re eager to: 

Get started on your book, then check out: “How To Write A Book This Weekend, Even If You Flunked English Like I Did,” “How To Write A Page-Turner : Craft A Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down,” “Make Comics Like The Pros,” or, if you’re in a rush,“The 1-Minute Writer—196 Microprompts To Spark Creativity And Recharge Your Writing”...and many more. 

Self-Publish, look for : “How To Self-Publish Your Book: A Complete Guide to Writing, Editing, Marketing & Selling Your Own Book,” “HTSP (How To Self-Publish) : A Primer,” “Recipe For A Cookbook : How To Write, Publish and Promote Your Cookbook,” “The Author Training Manual : Develop Marketable Ideas, Craft Books That Sell, Become The Author Publishers Want, Self-Publish Effectively” 

Go the traditional publishing route, rely on: “The Writer’s Market” series of books for children’s book authors, novelists and short-story writers and songwriters. 

At MidPointe Library, our appreciation of local authors goes well beyond furnishing writing and publishing aids! 

We like to think that local authors have found a home at MidPointe! It’s a great place to do research utilizing thousands of on-shelf items as well as a vast collection of e-material available at: > eLibrary > Research databases 

Local authors also utilize MidPointe as a convenient gathering place to share ideas, advice and concerns. Meeting rooms can be reserved at: > Services > Meeting Rooms.  

Local authors like to see and hear other authors during special guest appearances at MidPointe. Whether they’re giving advice to would-be writers or talking about their latest novel or non-fiction work, these published, literary talents are worth anyone’s precious time! And, like all MidPointe activities, the programs are free and open to the public. 

Equally popular is MidPointe’s ReadLOCAL event which gives the public a chance to greet and meet local authors. Our last ReadLOCAL was a booklover’s dream with authors representing fiction and non-fiction for all ages. Another ReadLOCAL will be presented at a future date, organizers said. 


MidPointe also profiles one local author per month (schedule may vary) on its Facebook page and accompanying blog. Readers learn about the author’s background, their inspirations, writing and publishing routines and more. To learn about the creative individuals we’ve featured so far, go to MidPointe’s Facebook page and/or blog : 

See you at MidPointe Library! There’s a location near you: Middletown, West Chester, Trenton, Monroe, Liberty Township (2nd floor, Liberty Center) and onboard our Library On Wheels Bookmobile. 

  • The accompanying photo was taken at the latest ReadLOCAL event at MidPointe’s West Chester location in September 2018.