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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

And the Winners Are

 February 2020

Augusta County Library
in Fishersville, Virginia

Pictured are novels by current SINC authors: Ellen Crosby, Dana Stabenow, and Louise Penny.

January 2020

Anne Arundel County - Glen Burnie Regional Library
in Glen Burnie, Maryland

The Glen Burnie Regional Library staff reads books by current Sisters in Crime members.  Barry Lancet, Japantown, Gail Oust, Kill 'Em with Cayenne, and Bonnie MacBird, Art in the Blood


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