Preserving the literary history of Williamson County began in 1979 when the library received a donation from Mrs. Core (Sue) Steele, mother of children's author, William O. Steele. This donation provided the catalyst for establishing a Local Author collection. Members of the Literary Committee of the Williamson County Arts Council, then, the Williamson County Council for the Written Word, continued the work of identifying local authors and expanding the body of the collection. For more on the history of our collection, read earlier versions of our Introduction.
Today, our Local Author Collection is a circulating collection and a dream-come-true for many writers and content creators who want to see their work available on the shelves of their local library. WCPL is pleased to include works of local authors and strives to make these works visible and accessible to the community.