Waynesboro Police Department
The City of Waynesboro, VA
Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers;
FRIENDS OF THE
Staunton, Augusta County,
Shenandoah Valley Reading Council
Proceeds used for increasing literacy rates, decreasing
crime, and helping police solve unsolved crimes.
Sad news to report.
There will no longer be a Book
'Em event in Waynesboro, VA. The event was hosted by the Waynesboro
Police Department for 7 years. However, this chapter is now closed.
Book 'Em is taking place in North Carolina in 2012 and the event
will resurface one day in other areas.
Authors, if you are interested in
appearing at Book 'Em, please fill out the
author registration form and return it.
Make plans now to attend the
'Em Event, to be held
October 16, 2010 from 9:30AM to 4:30PM at the
Kate Collins Middle School in
This ground-breaking Book Fair
highlighting the connection between illiteracy and high crime
rates featuring approximately
4 dozen of authors
who will be signing their books and giving talks on writing,
the publishing industry, and other topics of interest throughout
There are 3 best selling authors, many award winning authors and
some absolutely amazing people attending.
There will be over 20 talks, discussions and workshops taking
place during the day. The full schedule can
be seen here.
We will have live music during the day as well.
here to see who they are.
of all types and genres are included, such as historical, non-fiction,
mystery, romance, suspense/thrillers, fantasy, horror, true crime,
and children's books, ranging from preschool books through the
Every author in
attendance will have their books available to purchase and they can
be personally autographed. Click on "Authors
Appearing" to see the authors who will be in
There will be thousands of books at
Book 'Em. Something is here for everyone!
to the annual book event is free. The proceeds from the sale
of the books goes to organizations dedicated to increasing literacy
rates, decreasing crime rates, helping police solve crimes, and
raising public awareness of the link between high illiteracy
rates and high crime rates. The various events have benefited
the following organizations: Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers, Friends
of the Library from Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County,
Shenandoah Valley Reading Council, Waynesboro School District,
Staunton School District, Augusta County School District and other
school districts in Virginia and elsewhere.
information, contact Officer Mark
Kearney via e-mail or phone at (540)942-6683.