The San Bruno Public Library and the Newport High School Library are the most recent winners of the Sisters in Crime We Love Libraries! book-buying grant. Each library will receive a check for $1,000 for the purchase of books for its lending collection.
The San Bruno Public Library, in San Bruno, California, is part of the Peninsula Library System, which includes eight public library branches and the San Mateo Community College libraries.
The Newport High School Library in Newport, Washington (pictured at right), is part of the Newport School District, which includes Stratton Elementary, Sadie Halstead Middle School and New Port High School.
To date, the SinC "We Love Libraries!" project has provided $1,000 book-buying grants to 18 libraries in the U.S. The library lottery program began in January 2010 and will continue throughout 2011.
Libraries may participate in the We Love Libraries! lottery 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.