Friday, January 1, 2010

We Love Libraries

Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the first "We Love Libraries" lottery. Monthly grants of $1,000 will be awarded from January through December 2010. At the end of each month, a winner will be drawn from entries received at our website at Only U.S. libraries may enter the drawing.

To enter, simply complete the entry form and upload a photo of one or more of your staff with three books in your collection by Sisters in Crime members. You can find a list of members on the website here.

After the random drawing on the last business day of the month, the winning library will be contacted and announced. All branches within a larger system may enter; however, once a library in the system has won, no other libraries within that system can win the grant. Those not successful in one month will automatically be entered for subsequent drawings. Grants must be used to purchase books and may not be used for general operating expenses. Book purchases are NOT restricted to the mystery genre nor to those by Sisters in Crime members. There is no cost or obligation other than allowing us to post winners' photos on our website.

All libraries are welcome to enter. If you have Sisters in Crime author mysteries in your collection we would love for you to enter this money giveaway.

We at Sisters in Crime LOVE our libraries and want to see them thrive. Enter for your library's chance to win beginning January 1, 2010 at

Click here for the entry form.

If you have any questions please contact Beth Wasson.


Jill Edmondson said...

I recently posted a very library friendly article to my blog. Have a look at:

Cheers, Jill - SinC Toronto Member

Meen said...

I love the idea of your competition. It will give very welcome extra cash to libraries that are being financially squeezed at the moment as a result of the economic downturn.
Shame you only allow US entries though. As much as I understand the reason for this, I would have loved to nominate my library/librarian collegues in Co. Cavan Ireland.
Good luck to all libraries entered.

Librarian D.O.A. said...

I just found out about this today. Wonderful idea! Libraries love mystery writers so it is a great combination.