RLEL 2022: Thank You!


On Saturday, August 6, over 300 community members joined us at PTPL to meet and greet local authors. Visitors also had the opportunity to visit local food trucks and talk with library staff. This was the 3rd year the library hosted Read Local/Eat Local (2018, 2019, 2022), and visitors received entries to an “All Things Local” raffle basket for every author they visited. Thank you to The Foundation, staff, volunteers, and authors who made this event a success! To see a full list of the authors and food trucks, please visit our previous post about the event.


The event started with JD Barker at 10 am. JD spoke about his transition from being an Indie author to co-writing books with James Patterson.
Visitors were greeted by library staff who were giving out canvas bags and raffle cards for visiting authors.
The weather cooperated but all authors and their books were protected under the event tents that The PT Library Foundation sponsored for the event.
Congrats to our “All Things Local” raffle winner who visited every author at the event. Over 300 people attended the event.

We look forward to our next RLEL!

If you are a local author and are interested in participating in future events, please complete this short form, and we can contact you when the application process begins again!

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