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Mid-Continent Public Library’s ReadLOCAL collection celebrates the literary achievements of writers who currently live within the Library’s service area. MCPL is proud to support local authors and to bring their stories to friends and neighbors in our shared community.

ReadLOCAL encompasses a vast range of writing styles and genres—from mysteries and westerns to juvenile nonfiction and healthy cookbooks. Books in the ReadLOCAL collection stem from various publishing backgrounds—self-published, hybrid published, small press, and large or traditional publisher (with the odd New York Times bestseller sprinkled in)—and have all been published within the past few years.

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Thank you for your interest in placing your book in Mid-Continent Public Library’s ReadLOCAL collection.  The submission period is now closed. The next ReadLOCAL collection period will begin December 1, 2018, so please check this page for more details regarding ReadLOCAL at that time.

Featured Author: Jen Mann


Jen Mann is the hilarious New York Times best selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges as well as several anthologies and short collections. Her books are inspired by her immensely popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat. Jen lives in Kansas with the Hubs and her two children, Gomer and Adolpha - no, those aren't their real names, their real names are actually worse. Jen spends her free time crafting and volunteering with the PTO. Seriously.

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