Upcoming Events

Sign Up For Our Email Newsletter

Subscribe Form
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Local Author Book Fair

December 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Just in time for the holiday season, The Hayner Public Library District will host our second annual Local Author Book Fair on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Alton Square Mall. Meet local authors, buy their books, and have them signed!

The event will also feature library card registration, showcase non-traditional library materials available for check-out, a prize drawing, and other library highlights. There will be activities and story times for the kids, and Frosty the Snowman will even be on hand to spread some winter cheer! You can browse and make purchases—and be sure to leave some time to explore Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and the other great mall businesses.

Authors, this will be an excellent opportunity to introduce your books to your friends and neighbors. Patrons, find a new favorite author and stock up on books to keep you entertained during the cold winter nights. There will undoubtedly be titles for everyone on your holiday shopping list—and even a stocking stuffer or two! So many talented local authors in our community deserve your support.

If you are an author with books to sell, reserve a table by calling Mary Cordes at (618) 433-2877 or email mary.cordes@haynerlibrary.org. The library will provide tables and tablecloths for authors. Authors can bring promotional materials and books to sell. Authors are responsible for bringing their own banking supplies. Authors should plan to arrive at 11:00 a.m. to set up their tables. There is a limit of twenty-five tables, first come, first served. The last day to register for a table is Wednesday, November 22.

Last year’s inaugural event was great fun. Please plan to join us—bring the family and support local writers!


December 9, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall
132 Alton Square
Alton, IL 62002 United States
+ Google Map