The "Eat Local" movement encourages people to buy and eat food that is harvested within the community. This gives consumers an opportunity to discover unique items and re-establishes the connection between eater and grower.

In that same spirit, the Scottsdale Public Library is piloting a new READ Local - Arizona Author Collection in order to showcase the emerging literary efforts of our community, introduce readers to unique homegrown talent that is not yet nationally known, and give local authors a tangible way to connect with Arizona readers. This special circulating collection will launch this spring and be housed at the Civic Center Library. It will feature youth, teen and adult fiction and nonfiction materials.

Arizona authors of all ages are encouraged to submit their publications for consideration. Program information and submission guidelines are available on their website.