Friday, June 20, 2014

Sisters in Crime Loves the Makiki Community Library!

(Honolulu, HI) – Sisters in Crime, Hawaii chapter, is pleased to announce The Makiki Community Library was selected as the May 2014 winner of the Sisters in Crime “We Love Libraries” grant.

The Makiki Community Library staff
holding up books of Sisters In Crime members

Sisters in Crime is an organization dedicated to promoting the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Libraries within the U.S. can enter a monthly drawing for the grant by submitting an entry form and a photo of one or more staff members with three books by Sisters in Crime members in their collection. 

“We’re thrilled to receive this generous gift,” said Suzanne Pioahu, Makiki Community Librarian. “Libraries provide direct support to authors by circulating their books, introducing readers to their works, and encouraging love of the written word. It’s an honor that Sisters in Crime recognizes these efforts and reciprocates that support.” 

On Sunday, June 22 at 1pm, members of the Sisters in Crime Hawaii chapter will present the library with a check for $1,000 to purchase books for its collection. The books purchased can be in any genre. The presentation will be held at 1pm at the library located on 1527 Keeaumoki Street in Honolulu. 

“It’s so exciting to have a winner in my backyard, especially a library staffed by such loyal volunteers dedicated to promoting reading,” said Gail Baugniet, president of the Hawaii chapter. 

Sisters in Crime has 3600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking advice and support to mystery authors. They are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by an affection for the mystery genre and its support of women who write mysteries. 

Sisters in Crime has completed its fourth year of its We Love Libraries project, awarding more than $48,000 to libraries to buy books

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