Read Local

Anoka County Library is encourages all ages to "read local". Discover local authors in annual programs like the Author Fair and Winter Reads. It's a great opportunity for local writers and readers to get connected in the community. Authors who live in and around the Anoka County and the Minnesota community are invited to apply online during open registration. Look for more details this coming fall about open registration dates on this website and on our social media pages. 

Here are 10 local authors previously featured in the 2021 Winter Reads program. We encourage you to check out their books from the library's collection.

Mary Bleckwehl

Mary Bleckwehl

Claire's Hair: A Tale of Hair, Heart, and Humor

 

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Claire's Hair
Dan Seftick

Dan Seftick

Real Mountains: A Memoir

 

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Real Mountains
Christine Husom

Christine Husom

Remains in Coyote Bog: A Winnebago County Mystery

 

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Remains in Coyote Bog
Bike Ojomo

Ajibike Ojomo

My Sewing World: Sewing My Way Out of Depression

 

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My Sewing World
Jaycee Bullard
Fatal Ranch Reunion
WD Foster-Graham

W.D. Foster-Graham

Never Give Up: A Christopher Family Novel

 

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Never Give Up
Heidi Ferris

Heidi Ferris

7 Water Wonderings: All About the Cycle of Water

 

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7 Water Wonderings
Laura Kieger

Laura Kieger

Summer's Complaint: My Family's Courageous, Century-Long Struggle with a Rare Genetic Cancer Syndrome

 

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Summer's Complaint
Leah Skurdal

Leah Skurdal

Seeking Serenity: How to Find Your Inner Calm and Joy

 

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Seeking Serenity
Sarah Elizabeth Warren

Sarah Warren

Beyonce: Shine Your Light

 

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Beyonce