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Bruce County Public Library (BCPL) is looking to develop a Local Author Collection and is seeking donations from local authors.

"This initiative will provide readers with access to local talent and promote books written by residents of Bruce County or the Saugeen Ojibway Nation," read a recent media release from BCPL. "Authors from neighbouring municipalities may be considered for inclusion based on expectation of local interest."

The release went on to say that Bruce County Public Library is passionate about helping people make connections and building community, calling the project a natural fit between authors and readers.

Library Director Brooke McLean said they are excited to introduce library patrons to unique, homegrown talent while providing authors with another way to connect with their audiences.

Residents of all ages are invited to submit their title for consideration.

Accepted works will have a 'Local Author' designation in the catalogue as well as a spine label indicating that the work is part of the Local Author Collection. One copy will be donated to Bruce County Public Library for review with the Library purchasing any additional copies needed for the collection.

Interested authors can visit one of BCPL's 17 branches for a submission form or find it online at