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Doris Ann Norris--We Love Libraries
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At Sisters in Crime We Love Libraries. As a part of our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers, every month we award $1000 to a library to use for the purchase of books.

We’d love to have you enter!


Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Only libraries located in the United States and Canada may enter.
  • All branches within a larger system may enter.
  • 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 or to those by Sisters in Crime members.
  • There is no cost or obligation other than allowing us to post winners' photos on our website and in InSinC, the Sisters in Crime quarterly publication.


How to Enter

  • Complete this entry form.
  • Include a photo of one or more of your staff holding three or more books by Sisters in Crime members that are available in your library. You can find a list of Sisters in Crime members here.


What Happens Next

  • Sisters in Crime holds a random drawing on the first business day of the month.
  • The winning library is contacted.
  • Those not successful in one month are automatically be entered for subsequent drawings.  


The Doris Ann Norris We Love Libraries grant celebrates the service of SINC's longtime Library Liaison to the library and mystery communities.


Doris Ann Norris 





October 2019, Hoyt Lakes Public Library, Hoyt Lakes, MN


September 2019, Fowlerville District Library, Fowlerville, MI


August 2019, Florence Community Library, Florence, AZ


July 2019, St. Johns County Public Library, Hastings Branch, Hastings, FL


June 2019, Pulaski County Public Library, Winamac, IN


May 2019, The Jones Library, Amherst, MA


April 2019, Scott and Wesley Gerrish Branch Library, Girdwood, AK


March 2019, Cudahy Family Library in Cudahy, WI


February, 2019 Dandridge Memorial Library in Dandridge, TN


January, 2019 Fife Lake Public Library in Fife Lake, MI


December 2018, Enid Public Library in Enid, Oklahoma


November 2018:  J.T. Biggs Jr. Memorial Library in Crystal Springs, MS


October 2018: Woodbridge Library Fords Branch in Fords, NJ



September 2018: E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland, Wisconsin



August 2018: Rio Rancho Public Libraries: Loma Colorado Main Branch


July 2018: Peachtree City Library in Peachtree City, GA.



June 2018: Landrum Middle School in Landrum, SC.



May 2018:  Yorba Linda Public Library in Yorba Linda, CA.




April 2018:  Carteret Free Public Library in Carteret, NJ.




March 2018: Kinchafoonee Regional Library in Dawson, GA.


February 2018: Uxbridge Free Public Library, Uxbridge, MA.


January 2018:  Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS.


December 2017:  Marshall Public Library in Marshall, IL. 



Our Winners for 2013!
Our Winners for 2013!
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