The Pecatonica High School Library in Pecatonica, Illinois, and the Hastings Public Library in Hastings, Nebraska, are the most recent winners of the Sisters in Crime $1,000 book-buying grants.
The Pecatonica High School Library (pictured at right) was the February winner of the SinC "We Love Libraries!" grant money.
The Hastings Public Library (pictured below) was the March winner of the SinC library grant.
Each month during 2011, Sisters in Crime will award a $1,000 grant for library book purchases.
To date, the SinC "We Love Libraries!" project has provided $1,000 to 16 libraries in the U.S. The library lottery program began in January 2010.
Libraries may participate by completing the online entry form at www.sistersincrime.org and uploading a photo of one or more staff members with three books in the library's collection written by Sisters in Crime members. A list of SinC author members can be found by clicking here.
At the end of each month, a library winner will be selected in a random drawing from the entries submitted online. Libraries must be located within the United States to be eligible for the funding.
Only one entry per library is required. Once an entry is on file with Sisters in Crime, it will remain active in the lottery selection process for the duration of the program.