1017 Author Visits, Book Signings & Donations

Policy Number 1017
Effective Date: February 1, 2019
Subject: Author Visits, Book Signings and Donations


Chesapeake Public Library welcomes the opportunity to provide authors with space for meeting Library customers and to support the creative and literary expression of local writers.

Author Visits

Chesapeake Public Library hosts an annual event celebrating writers, writing and publishing. All authors are eligible to apply for space at this event. During the event, selected authors will be provided space, tables and chairs, and may display, sell and sign books. There is no fee for participation. Space is limited; authors are encouraged to apply early.

Staff may invite authors to participate in a Chesapeake Public Library event during the event planning process. Solicitations by authors for event consideration will not be accepted.

Authors who wish to host a private event, not solicited by the Library are encouraged to reserve Library meeting space. Meeting Rooms and Conference Rooms may be booked by visiting chesapeakelibrary.org Fees and other guidelines apply.

Book Donations

Chesapeake Public Library will review donated materials, but does not guarantee their inclusion in the collection. Donated items become the property of the Library and are not returned. The same inclusion and retention guidelines apply to all Library materials as listed in the Collection Policy. The Library reserves the right to exclude or remove any title for any reason. Items not included in the collection will be repurposed in accordance with our Gift Policy.